Hacking a Hitec HS-311 servo for position feedback

Category : Hardware · No Comments · by Jun 7th, 2016
Hacking a Hitec HS-311 servo for position feedback

How does a servo work? Mechanically, servos are pretty basic bits of kit. They contain a potentiometer, a DC motor and…

Big Bang Fair 2014

Category : Education, Microsoft, Technology · No Comments · by Mar 23rd, 2014
Big Bang Fair 2014

I spent last week with Microsoft DPE helping out at the UK Interactive Gaming stand as part of the Big…

Beard Bandit Games in Develop 100

Category : Beard Bandit Games, Microsoft · No Comments · by Mar 23rd, 2014
Beard Bandit Games in Develop 100

Back in November Develop magazine released their list of the 100 most exciting European game start-ups. After quickly flicking through…

Platform Expo 2013

Category : Beard Bandit Games · No Comments · by Nov 20th, 2013
Platform Expo 2013

Platform Expo was a huge success this year and we are proud to have been involved. Countless people have helped…

Comet Chaos First Showing

Category : Games, Programming · No Comments · by Nov 9th, 2013
Comet Chaos First Showing

I haven’t had a lot of time to update my blog lately, so I’ll be doing a lightning round of…

Presenting at Trinity Academy

Category : Games, Microsoft, Programming · (1) Comment · by Oct 21st, 2013
Presenting at Trinity Academy

I always wish that I had gotten into game dev earlier. At school we were never really pushed, there was…

Hull ComSoc 2013

Category : Games · No Comments · by Oct 10th, 2013

A6Comsoc FlyerLast year I was elected as secretary of the ComSoc exec team for 2013. This means that along with all the emailing and minute taking, I get to take a big part in promoting the society among the new freshers. We decided to try and generate a lot of hype at the societies fair and decided to borrow three xbox 360’s from Platform Studios. We also had 500 flyers printed out to hand out at the event. Our table had a crowd throughout the whole event and people were very impressed with the flyers. I’d love to thank Platform Expo for allowing us to borrow the Xbox’s and Hull University Union for putting on the event and providing us with some free pizzas!

Hull ComSoc 2013Following on from the Societies fair, we attended the Computer Science Fresher’s party along with Platform Studios to do a quick talk about the society and to setup a 10 Xbox LAN game of Gears of War. This was very well received and it was a great opportunity to meet the new students. After the party we decided to have our first un-official social at karaoke in the Union.

WP_20131002_003Yesterday was our first Fragfest of the year. We decided to make this a free event for people to attend before they paid to become a member of the society. So they could try it out and see if they liked us enough to pay their subs! Because of this we were expected a pretty big turn out and decided to run one big TF2 LAN game and a separate game of DOTA. We ended up having to swap people around pretty much every game and even had people waiting out in the corridor between games!WP_20131009_002

All in all this year is looking to be a really good one for the society and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for us. If your interested in joining, join our group on facebook!

EuroGamer 2013

Category : Games, Microsoft · No Comments · by Oct 8th, 2013
EuroGamer 2013

Last week myself and Josh went down to London for Eurogamer. It was a great opportunity to meet up with…

iZettle Chip and Pin

Category : Technology · No Comments · by Aug 1st, 2013
iZettle Chip and Pin

As many of you know, my wife and I run a business called Metallimonsters, we sell a wide range of…

TeenTech Humber

Category : Education, Games · (1) Comment · by Jul 24th, 2013
TeenTech Humber

A couple of weeks ago we had the pleasure of helping Simon Grey out at TeenTech Humber. TeenTech is a…