Desktop Cluster Computing

https://github.com/balena-os/balena-engine https://blog.alexellis.io/test-drive-k3s-on-raspberry-pi/#:~:text=The%20Raspberry%20Pi%20Zero%20and,is%20all%20you%20can%20spare. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:26671/makes https://raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/questions/38622/whats-the-cheapest-way-to-get-network-connectivity-to-the-pi-zero https://www.chipsetc.com/cray-research.html https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSpfWP-Fgjc https://itnext.io/building-a-kubernetes-cluster-on-raspberry-pi-and-low-end-equipment-part-1-a768359fbba3

Graphilly

Agile dashboards

Mini Tank Robot

I’ve been talking to Jules about building a robot with him this year, and tonight I found this neat kit on Aliexpress: less than $100AUD, Arduino-based and with enough complexity for the two of us to have some fun building and programming it.

Deadzone and WH40k Minatures

This is one of those hobbies which those who pursued would have done in their teenage years. Well, I missed out somehow (not willing to embrace my geek nature perhaps?) but it won’t stop me from giving it a go as a forty year-old man.

Bottlehead Crack Valve Amp

So around five years ago Dee bought me a birthday present that I was equal parts enamoured with and terrified of: a point-to-point wired valve amplifier kit from the Bottlehead company.

Agent Bingo Robot

A couple of years ago, Jules got given a cheap toy robot, and it wasn’t long before it broke. He wasn’t too fussed1 and eventually let me tear it to pieces.

Picobrewery

Oh man, this is cool: a benchtop brewery/brewing robot out of the US. Can I get one please? (Probably need to find our dream home first.)

Databank by Westpac

Blockchain Ledger UI

This (ongoing) project is to provide a front-end to a blockchain-based ledger for post-trade services including clearing, settlement and asset registration. It consists of a Java-based backend (microservices) and a React frontend, and is deployed to a Kubernetes cluster (PKS).

Openlumify

I worked for a “data discovery and analytics platform” company1 for a couple of years, and got to see first-hand the power of graph-based datastores for analysis, hypothesis-testing and pattern discovery.