Author Archives: Alistair Staunton-Latimer

The Book of Boba Fett Cello Cover

Link Between the excellent theme music for The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett, Ludwig Göransson is setting himself as the Star Wars franchise’s new go-to composer. Sit back and enjoy this great cover of the Boba Fett theme … Continue reading

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Linux Arcade Cab Gives Up Its Secrets Too Easily

Sometimes reverse engineering embedded systems can be a right old faff, with you needing to resort to all kinds of tricks such as power glitching in order to poke a tiny hole in the armour, giving you an way in. … Continue reading

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Stormtrooper Bookends

 | Buy If there’s one thing we know about Imperial Stormtroopers in Star Wars, it’s that they’re not very good at their jobs. Perhaps they’d be better at holding up your books instead of defending the Empire. This pair of resin … Continue reading

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Radio Amateurs & Skywatchers Rejoice, Sat Operators Worry: Solar Storm Incoming

How do you look back over your life and divide it up? Maybe by decades, cultural moments, or geopolitical events. For radio amateurs with older callsigns there’s a temptation to do so by solar cycles, as the roughly 11-year period … Continue reading

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Knipex Cobra XS Mini Pliers

 | Buy | Link Made in Germany, these 4″ long slip-joint pliers Knipex are small enough to carry in your pants pocket but strong enough for serious work in the field. They offer one-handed adjustment and lock firmly onto pipes, nuts, and other … Continue reading

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Working Halo Rail Gun

Link Inspired by Halo Infinite, Charles from Hacksmith Industries was enlisted to build a weapon that looks like the game’s MA5 assault rifle. Their real-world version uses electromagnetic coils to accelerate and launch projectiles, much like the U.S. Navy’s railgun … Continue reading

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Cloudnola Flipping Out Clock

 | Buy A more compact version of Cloudnola’s flip clock. Like the TextTime, it tells time using words instead of numbers. The battery-operated clock can sit on a tabletop or be wall-mounted. It’s available in white-on-black or black-on-white with a red … Continue reading

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NEW GUIDE: CircuitPython on Raspberry Pi (Bare Metal / No OS) #CircuitPython #AdafruitLearningSystem

A new guide: CircuitPython on Raspberry Pi (Bare Metal / No OS) by Scott Shawcroft The Raspberry Pi single board computers (SBCs for short) are normally used with the Raspberry Pi OS. This is great for gaming and web browsing, … Continue reading

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Here’s The Full 2022 Tour Schedule

Ultiworld Disc Golf’s schedule page is now updated for 2022 with the full gamut of pro Majors and DGPT Elite Series and Silver Series events. Each event on the schedule has its own page with information about the event, related … Continue reading

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Speech-to-Text Real-Time Display

Link Wearing a mask is one of the most important things we can do during the pandemic. But we never really thought about how that might impact those who rely on lip reading. Programmer Kevin Lewis came up with a … Continue reading

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