Sunday 31 July 2016

Oh Shit...

...I've nearly run out of the number two, and I think they stopped selling this stuff a decade ago...

Friday 29 July 2016


...The Gay Milano 5000. Possibly the coolest multimeter on the planet. With only five nixie tubes, what this unit lacks in accuracy it makes up for in sheer elan...

Monday 25 July 2016

Peas To Meet You...

...WOO WOO !!!

Peas are in season. These are Blauwschokker, soon we should also have Maro and some indeterminate variety that I saved from a packet of Leo's Dried Peas

Sunday 24 July 2016

It Lives...

...The Serge Resonant Equaliser. This is the CatGirlSynth version which has been sat on my bench for a couple of months while I figured out the best panel layout, and summed up the courage to start wiring up the pots. This could have fitted in a 2U panel, but 3U is more elegant don't you agree..?

Saturday 23 July 2016

Coming Soon...

...Tomatoes, fousands of 'em

Friday 22 July 2016

Hot Tub Freddie

This is Hot Tub Freddie
He lives in an old vase at the bottom of the garden
I sometimes feed him slugs...

...although he could be she...

...Hot Tub Freda

Thursday 21 July 2016

It Begins... (Part Trois)

Here's the finished box of passive video modules. Let the glitching commence..!

Monday 18 July 2016

My Curry Spoon

A nickel silver blank reshaped, drilled and finished by me nearly one hundred years later. The design is loosely based around a Swedish Army snow shovel, and it's perfect for curry.

Well I am from Sheffield, so making cutlery was inevitable...

Sunday 17 July 2016


Here's a little curry paste I've been concocting over the past few weeks. It's not traditional in anyway, just a shopping list of herbs with a flavour that sits somewhere east of Tuscany:

Black Pepper
Oregano & Marjoram
Cayenne Pepper
Fennel Seeds
Fennel Leaf
Olive Oil

Cook up some chicken & onions, throw in some tomatoes and harissa. Make a big pot of rice...

(or it tastes great on crumpets)

Saturday 16 July 2016

Great Escapes

The puns just keep on coming...

...a cornycopia if you will...

Friday 15 July 2016

Old Skool...

...Panel graphics using Letraset. I then use three coats of automotive lacquer for a really durable finish. I should hopefully have this Serge Resonant EQ wired up in the next couple of days

Thursday 14 July 2016

Number Fourteen

Here's cabinet number fourteen. Given my weakened state it didn't cause me much grief, although I dropped my favourite chisel onto concrete several times (fortunately landing on the weighted handle each time - now that's good design). As always I'm using ISEP extrusion for a 2x11U chassis. This should house the last of my original MOTM modules. Did I say last..?

Tuesday 12 July 2016

Saturday 9 July 2016

Raspberry Ripple

Not quite there, but just a couple of days to go...

Thursday 7 July 2016

Onion Rings...

...Hello, is that the Savoy..?

I blame the steroids...

Tuesday 5 July 2016

It Lives...

The Worng Electronics LRMSMSLR or mid/side encoder/decoder. It's a fantastic little module for creating spacial depth or other stereo effects by modulating the mid & side channels with VCAs, filters, distortion, etc etc...

Boards can be purchased from Thonk or direct from Worng here

Monday 4 July 2016

Superfood Alert

Lovage Toobs...

...You heard it here first

Sunday 3 July 2016


This is a Disa D80 Low Velocity Anemometer that I picked up on eBay recently. It converts air movement to control voltage.

Here's a quick test using the D80 via sample & hold and a quantizer to drive an Oakley VCO/SVF combo while I waft various things on the other side of the studio