Welcome to the personal website of Richard Clifford-Smith

A place for all the random stuff I've accumulated

The purpose of this site is mainly to provide a space for various projects I'm working on, together with anything else vaguely interesting that I might come across. Untill recently it was hosted at The University of Exeter with some of the images and larger files being hosted by Nick Walton ( http://area51.endoftheinternet.org/) as a way around the 10MB limit imposed by the University. Since I am graduating this year it has now been moved to www.fasthosts.co.uk

A major part of this is the trike, a project that was begun sometime about Easter 2005, the main trike page is here. For all other stuff look in the list below.

Stuff located here:

A bit about me


The trike as mentioned above

The jet engine/pyromaniacs dream - Updated December 2010

An excercise bike/pedal powered generator


The battery-powered Arc Welder

A plasma cutting power supply

Coming soon - Compressor, power hacksaw, air-carbon-arc cutting and a tube bender.


A 14 V 25 A charger/power supply

Various electronics will be added soon. To include: 25 amp 12V charger, various timer circuits, a HF arc starting box for tig welding/plasma cutting, fluorescent lamp drivers.


A program for calibrating thermocouples. Probably the first useful program I've written, but most likely only of interest to a very small group of people. It's released under the two-clause BSD license. For more information see the included readme file.

Random Things

Some links to various sites that have inspired some of things on here

Random quotes that I happen to like

Future projects:

Some electronic instrumentation for the trike (speedo, etc)

A second trike

Site last updated 31/12/2010

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