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World Exclusive Meltonby Honey Sold Here!

May 24th, 2015

Now that I have my new Catering Certificate, see this blog post, I’m scaling up the Honey Selling activities…first I purchased a ‘A Pavement board”, to replace my smaller Local Honey sign, and Lindsey kindly did the artwork. The artwork is Copyright (c) Andysworld! (well Lindseyworld!) 2015. So be warned anyone that downloads it, and uses it!

Meltonby Honey Sold Here

Meltonby Honey Sold Here

Meltonby Honey Sold Here

Meltonby Honey Sold Here

Meltonby Honey Sold Here

Meltonby Honey Sold Here

Meltonby Honey Sold Here

Meltonby Honey Sold Here

Online Ordering coming soon….to a website near you!

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Cluster of 3D Printers - Ultimaker 2, now networked…

May 20th, 2015

I’ve been trying to get this blogged for a while, so here goes…

Here are the Cluster of 3D Printers - Ultimaker 2, now networked…, and they’ve been breeding…

Cluster of 3D Printers - Ultimaker 2

Cluster of 3D Printers - Ultimaker 2

There was a Health and Safety issues, with the use of PLA (Polylactic acid), which is the filament we use in these printers, which I believe is derived from corn starch. The health and saftey issue, is possibly due to ultra fine particles in the air, and it suggests using 3D printers with PLA, be used in a room with high ventilation, so the printers were banned, from being used in individual offices, and all moved to a print room, with a high air change rate, e.g. extractor fan in the window, changing the air in the room.

So now the 3D Printers, we in another room, we needed to find a method to print remotely via the network, and also check the print job!

Enter OctoPrint, this is a networked web interface for a 3D Printer, print anything from anywhere, and also has the ability for us to view the print job in process via a webcam (all from a Raspberry Pi).

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OctoPrint connected to Ultimaker 2, Priting a single Apidea Queen Excluder.

OctoPrint connected to Ultimaker 2

OctoPrint connected to Ultimaker 2, Priting Apidea 15 Queen Excluders

Photograph of the 15 Apidea Queen Excluders printing in progress

Photograph of the 15 Apidea Queen Excluders printing in progress

OctoPrint connected to Ultimaker 2

OctoPrint connected to Ultimaker 2, Priting a Number 3

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OctoPrint connected to Ultimaker 2, Priting a Number 2

So this is how we now print, unattended with a 3D printer, we are now working on the robot, which needs to remove the printed object, and walks down to my office to deliver it!

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Andy is Certified! - Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering - Safe Food Handling

May 17th, 2015

I spent three hours this weekend, obtaining a new Certificate.

I now have a Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering - Safe Food Handling.

This is my certificate

 Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering - Safe Food Handling

Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering - Safe Food Handling

This maybe a requirement in the future, for the preparation and selling jars of honey, but also now beneficial to have if you deal with food preparation and supply, as a food handler for human consumption.

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Andy’s AmazonLocker Experience

May 1st, 2015

I noticed several weeks ago, AmazonLockers were being installed on Campus.

AmazonLocker on Campus

AmazonLocker on Campus

So I’ve been waiting for an excuse to order a gadget from Amazon.co.uk, to try out this new AmazonLocker Experience.

My Dad has been reviewing and raving about these new bluetooth headphones he purchased from Amazon.co.uk, for £15.

They are called Soundpeats Qy7 Mini Lightweight Wireless Stereo Sports/running & Gym/exercise Bluetooth Earbuds Headphones Headsets W/microphone for Iphone 5s 5c 4s 4, Ipad 2 3 4 New Ipad, Ipod, Android, Samsung Galaxy, Smart Phones Bluetooth Devices (QY7, black/green). I’ll get him to review them, or I’ll quickly do a blog on them later.

I was discussing with my colleague this morning, about what time would my Amazon Delivery arrive, and I received a SMS Text message from Amazon with a code for the locker.

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I quickly legged it over to the Student Union on Campus, to retrieve my parcel.

Entered the code into the keypad

Entered the code into the keypad

As if by magic, a locker door springs open, revealing my parcel..

Locker door opens

Locker door opens

I quickly grabbed the parcel, closed the door, and returned to my office.

My Amazon Parcel

My Amazon Parcel

and it’s contents…

Soundpeats Qy7 Mini Lightweight Wireless Stereo Sports/running & Gym/exercise Bluetooth Earbuds Headphones Headsets W/microphone for Iphone 5s 5c 4s 4, Ipad 2 3 4 New Ipad, Ipod, Android, Samsung Galaxy, Smart Phones Bluetooth Devices (QY7, black/green)

Soundpeats Qy7 Mini Lightweight Wireless Stereo Sports/running & Gym/exercise Bluetooth Earbuds Headphones Headsets W/microphone for Iphone 5s 5c 4s 4, Ipad 2 3 4 New Ipad, Ipod, Android, Samsung Galaxy, Smart Phones Bluetooth Devices (QY7, black/green)

You can grab a pair here from Amazon.co.ukSoundpeats Qy7 Mini Lightweight Wireless Stereo Sports/running & Gym/exercise Bluetooth Earbuds Headphones Headsets W/microphone for Iphone 5s 5c 4s 4, Ipad 2 3 4 New Ipad, Ipod, Android, Samsung Galaxy, Smart Phones Bluetooth Devices (QY7, black/green), and they’ve just now been reduced to £14.99, I paid £15.23 (30/04/15)

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Andy’s bought a greenhouse!

April 7th, 2015

I’ve spent the last two days, taking down a second hand greenhouse…this is a photograph I took, to remind me of how it looked…

Greenhouse with all glass removed

Greenhouse with all glass removed

so I can re-assemble the hundreds of bits I have…later in my garden!

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Adam’s Homebrew 3D Printed Quadcopter Flight No.2 and Crash - oh dear!

March 24th, 2015

This quadcopter chassis was printed, on a 3D printer, an Ultimaker II, in our office, and electronics and motors were added, and this is Adam flying it, on it’s second flight! I’m running around, trying not to get hit, whilst I film it, for checking later.

This is the fun stuff, we get up to!

oh yes, it crashed, but no problems, we will just print new parts to fix it, and it will be back up and running!

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Partial Eclipse of the Sun on the top of Arras Hill (Weighton Wold)

March 20th, 2015

On the way to work, this morning, I took some pictures on the top of Arras Hill (Weighton Wold), 146 metres above sea level, at the triangulation point at Grid SE 91077 41626.

It got very cold, as the sun disappeared behind the moon.

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Beautiful Scenery, Lovely People, Beautiful Bhutan!

March 19th, 2015

Dzong in Punakha, Bhutan

Dzong in Punakha, Bhutan

We spent all day here, at the festival, and had a picnic, with fellow Bhutanese people, inside the temple, on the grass at the entrance, and we shared our food with the local people, and young children, and the food that we didn’t eat we gave to the temple dogs! (at the next incarnation, dogs become incarnated as people in the human realm!).

Good Karma!

Bhutan is a very special place, I’ll remember the people and place for ever, it also has Beautiful Scenery!

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Back from India and the Kingdom of Bhutan

March 12th, 2015

Just returned from a month in India and Bhutan, so here is a taster of photographs to come…

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Experts Exchange sponsor me to go to VMworld Europe 2015 in October

February 6th, 2015

For being awarded Top Contributor 2014 at Experts Exchange, my prize, not only the usual T-shirts, and trophies, but also an all expensive paid trip to VMworld Europe 2015!

So it’s not all about T-Shirts!

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This is the email from Melanie Spatola, Community Manager at Experts Exchange.

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There’s an article here written by  Brian Clausen, CEO, Experts ExchangeHow to Get the Most Career Value From Social Networking, and here The Benefit of a Global, Online Peer Network, which are interesting reading!

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