Lights, Cambelt, Retest

May 5, 2016

Snatching satisfaction from the jaws of expense, I have tonight worked my way through the five items on the failure list from this morning’s MOT and fixed four of them myself. I have used WD40, a flat bladed screwdriver, more WD40, a 20p coin (retaining pegs on the fascia), a soldering iron, and lashings of WD40.

The offside fog lamp now works. The intermittent headlamp fault is no longer intermittent or faulty. The nearside brake light has a brand new soldered lead which looks horrible on the inside but at least lights the lamp effectively. And the windscreen washers finally live up to their name with enthusiasm.

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New Toy – Theremin

November 15, 2012

I have a new toy. Some time ago, a friend bought a Theremin online. When it arrived, he was dismayed to realise he’d bought not a fully functional instrument but a kit. I’m the sort of geek with a soldering iron and weakness for musical oddities, so having discovered the thing languishing in his attic, he passed it on.

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