Sunday, 11 August 2013

Handy Portable Hard Drive

This neat portable hard drive is just 80GB, but it cost under £3. The drive itself was salvaged from a laptop that had come to the end of its useful life and I got the aluminium case with USB/SATA adaptor on eBay for just over £2 including postage all the way from Hong Kong. The brightly-coloured protective soft case was courtesy of my darling other half (it was a make-up bag of some sort!) and is just the right size for the drive.

Home brew portable hard drive

Monday, 5 August 2013

Solar Panel Installation

Solar panel installation at Trengwainton Garden, a National Trust property in Cornwall. I really like this approach and it has got me thinking about going back to building a single panel collector using the old patio door double-glazing unit I've been hoarding for the last 3 years.