Lets kick off with the railway itself, this runs in a loop around what was a spare bedroom and now, a home office or, as I prefer to call it, 'The Creative Suite'. As you see I punched a hole in the wall to make a tunnel through a cupboard. I have a reputation for making tunnels through walls, previously to allow my cats access to the outside world. It was easier than cutting a ...
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What does it need to do
Before we launch off and start writing code (no matter how tempting that is), we ought to think about what it should be doing. Good old user requirements. For a start, lets keep it simple, this is, after all a demo on a model railway and not controlling real trains on railtrack. Though some might argue that wouldn't be a bad idea. The first most basic thing, is to start and sto ...
Blue Tang is relaunched
The deed is done, Peter jumps head first into self employment and Blue Tang Innovations Ltd is born. It should have been Blue Tang Software but some company already took that name, I think on purpose! But the laugh is on them, as Blue Tang Innovations has a good ring to it and reflects what we want to achieve in the coming months (and years). So we have an office, a home offic ...
The Alexa on Platform One is about to leave
Join me on the quest to build an Alexa skill to control a (my) model railway. We love the idea of Alexa, and controlling a model railway will help me learn how to control Alexa for at this stage, apart from the ability to ask Alexa what the weather is, I know nothing. So this will quite a journey and I will be delighted for as many people as possible to follow me, my successes ...
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