Nothing beats persistence…

Impossible Robotics – the team of Dutch students who built a robot to compete in the 2017 FIRST Robotics STEAMWORKS competition – spent a great couple of weeks in Florida!

FIRST Robotics is a not-for-profit organisation whose world-vision is to find, encourage and enable the young engineers of the future. For 25 years they have been running exciting game-based competitions which encourage talented students to be the best they can.Continue reading

Cradle of Civilisation

Image: Carlos Delgado; CC-BY-SA

At the same time as looking back on the region’s monumental cultural heritage (the image above is the ‘Tetrapylon’ gate to the Temple of Aphrodite) modern day Turkey embraces the future.

South of the Madran mountain in Turkey’s Aegean region, near the town of Çine, a 12MW PV Solar Array is under construction. It is one of a number of sustainable energy projects being built and planned. Before the current site begins to produce electricity, during the long build phase, there is much work to do – and what better way to power the construction tools than with a smaller solar array?Continue reading

The Sun God, Ra

The Sun – our past, our present, our future.

It was the sun, shining into one of Scotland’s beautiful glens which produced the tallest conifer in Europe – at over 64 metres.  And it was the sun that nurtured the Scottish Douglas Fir we used for the latest ‘build’ project in our Straw Bale house – the stairs. It nurtured the Straw Bales and Frame too – but it’s those stairs I want to say a word or two about…

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Hot Stuff: New Victron Energy products

New and ever improving products are a feature of the Victron Energy brand. Personally speaking it’s often hard to keep up with this continually evolving product range, so I thought it would be handy to let you know what’s hot, what’s new, in stock and available now – just in case you’ve missed anything on the pricelist or e-order.Continue reading