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This page is a blog for those tinkering with projects away from Little House venue.


Carl: I've fixed a neighbour's dell computer. It was complaining the power supply wasn't working. After hitting f3 then f1 it started ok.


Recovered a tablet that we thought bricked. The tablet (Nexus 7 2012) had a mid attempt to have the operating system changed. It had access to fastboot and could access the settings of clockworkmod. Thanks to help in a podcast chat after a casual comment it was found that the tablet was easly salvageble. First install adb and fastboot

$ sudo apt-get install android-tools-adb android-tools-fastboot

Then check if your device is seen: normally when the fastboot is loaded on the device (in this case hold down power and volume down for 10 seconds).

$ adb devices
$ fastboot devices

First suggestion was to install twrp. because clockwork mod was considered out of date. This is a program that allows you to install different operting systems. It is very critical to use only the *.img that corresponds to your device. Otherwise you can permanent break (brick) your device.

Then you can use the twrp interface to install your operating system. In my case I found paranoid android but it seems that it might not have been a good choice as they are in influx now. Anyway it is easy to change back to any other OS that might work. Some options are available but for example LineageOS is not available.

One the process is learnt I feel I can repeat this in under 30 min for another tablet/phone. The process has been a lot easier than I previously found.


Sewing an leather coin pouch.


Making bird feeders and bird cake at Ham Library. In combination with friends of ham library! We used some milk and juice cartons, cut a holes through them. Added screwer so that bird can stand and poke their head in. The roof was either made with real fallen sticks or ice cream sticks. We learnt that the colour red is not liked by birds normally. (it probably looks like someone's big mouth wide open!)


Wrote up some notes on the future of the space Ensuring_a_Future_in_the_Space#Notes_from_workshops_and_external_discussions


School assignment is to build a castle. We are doing one a combination of cardboard and duplo. Amunizp (talk) 10:14, 16 January 2017 (UTC)

2016-12-29 Thursday

2016-10-00 to 2016-12-00

  • Andres (Amunizp) has been arranging with the NPL about some left over equipment. Posted links to the UK mailing list and several other makers around UK answered the call. About 1 metric Ton of equipment was saved from being skipped/recycled.