Saturday, 23 November 2013

Mining Raspberries

Finally found a use for the Raspberry Pi. Finlay was introduced to Minecraft on the school iPad, but since we don't 'do' Apple (spits in disdain), we have it running on a Raspberry Pi (old 256Mb version).

Going to try it with a Bluetooth keyboard next.

Must get around to trying XMBC too.

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Black Pipe Radiator

This is my experimental mini radiator for the downstairs loo made from scrap 28mm copper pipe and some spare fittings. I got the idea after finding an old photo of the bio-fuel heat exchanger I made almost 10 years ago. It's painted matt black to maximise radiation (finally found a use for O-level physics). So far it isn't working too well. Airlock is one problem I need to consider, but I also have a suspicion that the TRV valve may have stuck after more than a year screwed down closed. I'll investigate further.

UPDATE - Seems to have been an airlock which has cleared itself elsewhere in the system, hopefully right to the top!