More On Being 8 Years Old

The Cats Knackers

Positively brimming with excitement over the relative success of the everlasting battery, we’ve been working on ways to improve it further. These have included making it repeatable to see don’t have to rely on scrap parts, and also making it better. This ‘better’ includes ways to improve the voltage and current output, … Continue reading

Plotting, Digging and Planting

The Cats Knackers

While money-earning work for TCK continues as usual, with the recent relative heatwave over the last few days, it would have been stupid to not get out on the TCK Allotment for some good old-fashioned Plotting, digging and planting whenever possible. And this last weekend, apart from Saturday’s ‘Play Day’, we’ve … Continue reading

How To Pretend You’re 8 Years Old Again

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This morning, after Lady A left, we really were intending to get on with some proper work. After the recent ‘playtimes’ over at the TCK Allotment, we thought we’d better get on with yet more paperwork, then do some kind of planning for next week. Alas, it was not to be, as we … Continue reading

Remote and Distant

The Cats Knackers

You may think, Dear Reader, that we’re talking about someone -or even ourself- here, but we’re not. We’re warm and cuddly even if no-one else round here is. No, we’re talking about the remote from The Beast and the fact that Bus Stop is so damn far away by bus. A trip … Continue reading

Out! Get Out, Black Spot!

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Back here at TCK Headquarters, we have two cameras. One is the posh Canon 700D ‘Sunday Best’ (which were still learning how to properly use), while the other, for day-to-day use, is a little Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20 we picked up a few years ago. This Lumix is the a great camera -a … Continue reading

Terminating Tales of the Top Plate

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Today, amongst many other things (…we’ve been up since six and still haven’t stopped…), was a trip down to an engineering company on the recommendation of Mr Ward Senior with the aim of taking the surface paint/covering off the aluminium top plate for The Dalek’s remote control. We had thought it would … Continue reading

News Of The Chairman…

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We haven’t mentioned this, but of late, our beloved chairman has not been feeling his usual self. We initially put this down to the changing of the seasons, or even early Spring fever, but we realised last week that this could no longer be ignored. He was gnawing himself down his … Continue reading

Lights, Camera, ACTION

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Recently, as you will know, Dear Reader, we’ve installed the large advertising screen in the main window down at Union St. This is now fully operational, and, dare we say it, lookin’ good. However, we’re just mere grunts here at TCK. Yes, we can wire stuff up, and yes, we can make … Continue reading

Steady As She Goes

The Cats Knackers

Lets not get too excited here, but today may well mark the final day of drilling, cutting and filing metalwork. We just finished popping those final holes in the top of the remote control front panel, and even if we says it ourselves, it’s lookin’ pretty damn good. You may remember, Dear … Continue reading

All Quiet On The Western Front

Well no, not really. It just looks that way from the outside. This morning, we’ve finally sorted out the Grow Sheffield mailbox on the laptop we’d been loaned. For reasons known only to the hosting company, they recently decided to change all the mail servers and port settings. So, we looked … Continue reading