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My Bumble Bees in July 2019

Thursday, July 25th, 2019
Bumble Bees

The Bumble Bees are enjoying the warm weather, it stated it was 33/34 degrees C in my car this morning! This is the third year I’ve had bumble bees, they arrived on the 4th July, and are doing much better, ordering them later than earlier in the year, with the Summer forage now available.

External Temperature

External Temperature 33 Degrees C!

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Andysworld! comes home!

Thursday, July 25th, 2019

It’s been just a little over 10 years ago that I migrated Andysworld! and all my hosting to the US, with

BUT – 20 days ago, I was left with

  • No hosting.
  • No email for 4 days.

There was no explanation of when it would return. So I’ve voted with my feet, and brought it all back to the UK, where I’ve been hosting with Krystal.co.uk since 2004, in one shape or form, when they acquired PurpleCloud!! (in 2011).

This is JustHost.com strapline – “Professional Web Hosting from Just Host – JustHost”

All I can say is…Just****.com.

So since I’ve  moved it all back, there maybe some teething issues…

Faster SSD Hosting Krystal

 

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Trying to Grow Giant Pumpkins – 1 July 2019

Monday, July 1st, 2019

A few weeks have passed, and they’ve taken, although one of the plants is deformed.

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Trying to Grow Giant Pumpkins – 16 June 2019

Sunday, June 16th, 2019

Time to plant out, a little late in the year really for a giant pumpkin, but I’ve had issues with germination, batches of seeds, and today when planting out we had the heaviest hail storm for years, and I got very wet!

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Trying to Grow Giant Pumpkins – 4 June 2019

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

I’ve been preparing the location at the allotments to transplant the young plants.

Allotments

Allotments

Allotments

Allotments

Allotments

Allotments

and here are the latest photos of the plants

Giant Pumpkin plants

Giant Pumpkin plants

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Trying to Grow Giant Pumpkins – 31 May 2019

Friday, May 31st, 2019

Pumpkin plants

Pumpkin plants

Pumpkin plants

Pumpkin plants

After some fettle-ing, the seedling on the left has emerged, and hopefully it’s real leaves will appear.

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Trying to Grow Giant Pumpkins – 29 May 2019

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

Pumpkin Day3

Pumpkin Day 3

Pumpkin Day 3

Pumpkin Day 3

I’ve had to “fettle” with one of the seedlings carefully because it’s leaves were stuck in the tissue paper.

I’ve moved the seedlings into to the greenhouse this morning, because the glass porch gets too hot (45 degrees C) and burns the seedlings.

The greenhouse is also more humid, so better for the emergence of the first leaves.

Pumpkin Day 4

Pumpkin Day 4

Pumpkin Day 4

Pumpkin Day 4

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Trying to Grow Giant Pumpkins – 28 May 2019

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019

I normally try and grow two pumpkins to carve on Halloween. But this year I’ve challenged myself to see if I can grow a Giant Pumpkin!

The seeds were obtained from a Championship pumpkin in the UK (Douglas Smith – 217kg)

Giant Pumpkin

Giant Pumpkin

It has taken me four weeks to get the giant pumpkin seeds to germinate… and after trying with 7 seeds, I’ve managed to get two to germinate!

After transplanting into compost, (the germination method is a secret!) here are photos of Day 1 and Day 2.

Pumpkin Day 1

Pumpkin Day 1

Pumpkin Day 2

Pumpkin Day 2

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OH @!#?@!

Monday, May 27th, 2019

Here is a little video from the CCTV system which caught me trip on Friday evening.

I tripped and fell through the glass porch window head first. I suffered a cut thumb and forefinger, cuts to hand, chest, head and bruises.

But I’m sore and bruised but okay.

I now need to find a glazier!

Andy

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All the parts have now arrived for my project! which is a …….

Saturday, May 25th, 2019

All the parts have now arrived for my project! which is a …….

Parts for my project

Parts for my project

The parts and where I purchased them from are as follows:- (UK, US and China!)

  1. Jetson Nano
  2. Samsung 64GB 100MB/s (U3) MicroSD EVO Select Memory Card with Adapter (MB-ME64GA/AM)
  3. DC Gearbox Motor TT Motor 200RPM Tire Wheel DC 3-6V for Arduino Smart Car 1:48 Male Connector (Pack of 2 Sets)
  4. Motor Driver – DC Motor + Stepper FeatherWing Add-on For All Feather Boards
  5. 1″ Diameter Caster Ball (1 inch Diameter Solid Delrin Polyoxymethylene (POM) / Celcon Plastic Balls)
  6. 10,000mAh Power Bank Battery with two 5v/3A USB outputsemail me about this! (after discussions with the manufacturer Topstar, this battery is now available in the UK via Amazon UK and it fits)
  7. USB cable pack Type A to Micro, right angle
  8. PiOLED display – Adafruit PiOLED – 128×32 Monochrome OLED Add-on for Raspberry Pi
  9. PiOLEDheader
  10. 3D Printed Chassis
  11. 3D Printed Camera Mount
  12. 3D Printed Caster based
  13. 3D Printed Caster shroud
  14. Raspberry Pi Camera V2 Camera
  15. Camera lens attachment 160-degree FoV
  16. M2, Intel Wireless-AC 8265 Dual Band 2.4/5GHz WiFi card
  17. WiFi antenna with U.FL connectors (Antenna Wi-Fi 3.3dBi Gain 2483.5MHz/5850MHz Film) (two)
  18. Adafruit Skinny Wheel for TT DC Gearbox Motors [ADA3757] (two)
  19. 20 x Hexagonal M2 screws, 8mm self tapping.
  20. 4 x Hexagonal M3 bolt, 20mm long.
  21. 4 x Hexagonal M3 nut.
  22. 4 x 20cm jumper wires.
  23. Adhesive Pads.
  24. Hexagonal screwdrivers

to build a JETBOT

A Nvidia Jetson Jetbot (robot)

A Nvidia Jetson Jetbot (robot)

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