Andrew Gregory

Andrew Gregory

Features Editor, HackSpace magazine – 17 posts

HackSpace mag's Features Editor Andrew has an angry dog, a messy allotment, and many, many unfinished projects. Remember kids, done is better than perfect!

Add a sensor and some Python 3 to your Raspberry Pi to keep tabs on your local air pollution, in the project taken from Hackspace magazine issue 21. Air is the very stuff we breathe. It’s about 78% nitrogen, 21% oxygen, and 1% argon, and then there’s the assorted ‘other’ bits and pieces – many … Continue reading →
Who doesn’t like a good-looking case for their Raspberry Pi? Exactly. We’ve seen many homemade cases over the years, from 3D-printed enclosures to LEGO, Altoid tins and gravity-defying Zelda-themed wonderments. We love them all as much as we love own — our own case being this one if you fancy one — and always look … Continue reading →
Forget Apple Watch and Fitbit — if we’re going to wear something electronic, we want to make it ourselves! Wearable Tech Projects, from the makers of HackSpace magazine, is a 164-page book packed with projects for the fashionable electronics enthusiast, with more than 30 projects which will blink, flash, and spark joy in your life. Make … Continue reading →
In HackSpace magazine issue 14, out today, Cameron Norris writes about how citizen scientists at Tokyo Hackerspace took on the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Safecast is an independent citizen science project that emerged in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster to provide accurate, unbiased, and credible data on radiation exposure in Japan. On 11 March 2011, … Continue reading →
Move over, Elon Musk — there’s a new rocket maverick in town: YOU! Rockets! Step inside the UK rocketry scene, build and launch a rocket, design your own one, and discover the open-source rocket programmes around the world! In issue 12, we go behind the scenes at a top-secret launch site in the English Midlands … Continue reading →
Today is that glorious day of the month when a new issue of HackSpace magazine comes out! The cream of this year’s hardware crop You’re on safe and solid ground with an Arduino, or one of Adafruit’s boards — so much so that many makers get comfortable and never again look at the other options … Continue reading →
If you’re a subscriber to HackSpace magazine you’ll already know all about issue 10. For the rest of you who’ve yet to subscribe, issue 10 is out today! Build a drone Ever since Icarus flew too close to the sun, man has dreamed of flight. Thanks to brushless motors, cheaper batteries than ever before, and … Continue reading →
Rejoice! It’s time for a new issue of Hackspace magazine, packed with things for you to make, build, hack, and create!   HackSpace magazine issue 9 Tools: they’re what separates humans from the apes! Whereas apes use whatever they find around them to get honey, pick pawpaws, and avoid prickly pears, we humans take the … Continue reading →
Arduino is officially brilliant. It’s the perfect companion for your Raspberry Pi, opening up new possibilities for robotics, drones and all sorts of physical computing projects. In HackSpace magazine issue 8  we’re taking a look at what’s going on on planet Arduino, and how it can make our world better. This little board and its … Continue reading →
We’re usually averse to buzzwords at HackSpace magazine, but not this month: in issue 7, we’re taking a deep dive into the Internet of Things. Internet of Things (IoT) To many people, IoT is a shady term used by companies to sell you something you already own, but this time with WiFi; to us, it’s … Continue reading →