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How to build a DIY Vinyl record footspa washer

There is an amazing record shop that has popped up in the home town that I grew up in called Uptown Vinyl Records.

It’s a proper old school dusty vinyl diggers paradise.

Dusty vinyl in the very real sense of the word.  I’d been researching ways of cleaning vinyl records and tried a few things, including PVA wood glue?! (which did actually work). Most professional cleaning solutions cost hundreds (thousands…) of pounds. But when it comes right down to it, you just need slightly soapy water and a microfibre cloth, unless you are dealing with vinyl worth hundreds of pounds… which I am not.

Then I noticed my dad, who I visit when I come to look at the record shop… (no, wait…?! ;) had an old footspa and the cogs started turning in my brain. Maybe bubbling off grit and grime from within the grooves of the records would work? Only one way to find out…

Meet the Vinyl Footspa Washertron 3000™©®. It actually bloody works! With the help of some small hands, I rocked through cleaning a bunch of choice disco, soul and funk 45’s I procured for a delightfully reasonable sum in the last visit to the record shop.

Proper.

The Simpleweb Challenge April 2015 – Twilio

Simpleweb are holding the third in a series of Hack Nights in April. It will be ace.

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I did some stills and .gifs to help promote the event.

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I’m playing records again on the night. Which will be all the fun.  Love playing records, me. If you’re in Bristol, you’re in the digital world, a developer and want to win prizes – you’ve found your event! Sign up here:

The Simpleweb Challenge: Communicating in the Cloud

Thursday, Apr 16, 2015, 6:30 PM

Simpleweb, Unit G, Albion Dockside Building
Hanover Place Bristol, GB

25 hackers Attending

We’re back and this time we’re teaming up with the amazing Twilio!We’ll be challenging you to build something cool using any of Twilio’s APIs. You’ll be able to build intelligent and complex communications systems, enabling phones, VoIP and SMS to be embedded into apps and websites. Visit Twilio.com for more information and inspiration on what you…

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Join us!

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Make it happen.

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It’ll be awesome :D

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Come!

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