Neil Devonshire

Neil Devonshire

is creating easy to follow engineering projects
Hi and welcome to my Patreon page.

I am currently in the mid to early stages of getting started, so the content will grow.

My main focus here is to provide a fun and transparent engineering journey through various projects, from fresh new ideas through research, development, 3D CAD, Fabrication (including milling), testing, problem discovery (hopefully not catastrophic), finding solutions, then fully testing a working product. Where you can get involved every step of the way if you wish, or just watch the ups and downs.


Watch as your pledge helps to inspire budding engineers to think about problem-solving in different ways, have the freedom to create bespoke solutions from everyday items (who'd of thought of using an engine hoist to remove an overgrown rose bush?). Hopefully helping to promote confidence to try different approaches, in order to resolve the hurdles that are inherent in almost all projects.


Feel free to contribute by asking questions or sharing suggestions to shape how future projects develop, or even develop your own projects with help from this community (once established). I am fully open to constructive feedback, where I wish to keep things interesting and fresh for all of my Patrons.

Please make use of the Discord channels to chat to other Patrons and engineers about any of your own, community or my projects. As a recognised Patron, you can send invites to join in with the community chat on Discord to any friends/non-members.

As a side-dish, I will be creating simple "how to" videos for the use of certain tools and test equipment, such as multimeters, oscilloscopes, clamp meters, soldering techniques, milling, 3D CAD, etc.



In addition, should you wish to follow, I will be creating behind the scenes videos about me and my progress in setting all this up, including any embarrassing bloopers (we are only human).

I hope to create at least 1 Project video, a How to video and a Behind the scenes video per week initially (life permitting); these posted on a Friday (for Gold and above) so you can watch them over the weekend if you desire, plus a whole week before the general public gets access too (Very VIP). The "Behind the scenes" and "blooper reels" will remain Patron only footage (who would want them getting out).

My current projects include (see below pictures) : -
  • Converting an MGF into a Multi-Motor lightweight Electric Vehicle
  • Multi-Servo cheap actuator for high precision, high-speed robotic joints
  • Completely re-wiring a WWII Jeep from scratch
  • Disco Lighting DMX Arduino controller
  • Re-conditioning a 3.2L GSi Vauxhall Vectra, including engine out re-con
  • Repairing/improving many electrical/electronic items that fail over time (side projects) at home

Future projects I'd love to attempt are: -
  • Create something powerful with hydraulics
  • Make a functional pit droid
  • Develop Home Kinetic Energy Power Storage

Please take a look through my current project videos and feel free to choose a Tier that suits you. Your pledge means that I can improve the quality and breadth of content to benefit all Patrons and subscribers (hats off to you).

I hope you can enjoy the journey with me.

Thank you for your consideration.

Please Check this video to see why I chose Patreon: youtu.be/rwvUjAv6pxg
 
Additionally, I wish to Thank James Bruton (X Robots) for inspiring me to join Patreon, please check out his Patreon page here.

Project Pictures

3D Computer Aided Design.


Jeep re-wire.


GSi Vectra 3.2L V6 re-con.


A cosy 2 storey bird house.

Tiers
Silver Reward
$1 or more per month

Thank you for your support.


Your pledge will be fed back in to the many projects to improve content quality and scope.


Currently $1 = 83 pence (13th Aug 19)

 

For your support you will receive the following benefits: -


  • My eternal gratitude
  • Personal Thank you Message from Me
  • Patron-only post feed
  • Being part of the project (your ideas considered for inclusion)
  • Silver Member Access to Discord


Also, if any of your suggestions make it on to a project, I will give credit to you on the video (with your permission of course)


Discord Silver Member Access includes: -

  • Shown as a Member
  • Create Invites
  • Change your Nickname
  • Send Text to Speech
  • Connect & Speak
Includes Discord rewards
Gold Reward
$3 or more per month

A big thank you for your support.


As with Tier 1, your pledge will be fed back in to the many projects to improve content quality and scope. A very tiny amount will be used to keep the productions going, such as editing software subscriptions, etc.


Currently $3 = £2.49 (13th Aug 19)


For your support you will receive the following benefits: -

  • All of the Silver Rewards, plus
  • Video's 7 days early (very VIP)
  • Gold Member Access to Discord


Discord Gold Member Access includes: -

  • All of the Silver permissions, plus
  • Embed Links
  • Attach Files
Includes Discord rewards
Platinum Reward
$5 or more per month

A huge thank you for your support.


As with Tier 2, your pledge will be fed back in to the many projects to improve content quality and scope. A very tiny amount will be used to keep the productions going, such as editing software subscriptions, etc.


Currently $5 = £4.15 (13th Aug 19)


For your support you will receive the following benefits: -

  • All of the Gold Rewards, plus
  • My blooper reel video's (kept to Patron only content)
  • Platinum Member Access to Discord


Discord Platinum Member Access includes: -

  • All of the Gold permissions, plus
  • Manage Channels
  • Move Members between Channels
Includes Discord rewards
Diamond Reward
$10 or more per month

A gigantic thank you for your support.


As with Tier 3, your pledge will be fed back in to the many projects to improve content quality and scope. A very tiny amount will be used to keep the productions going, such as editing software subscriptions, etc.


Currently $10 = £8.29 (13th Aug 19)


For your superb support you will receive the following benefits: -

  • All of the Platinum Rewards, plus
  • Video's about me and my progress, such as  setting up, hurdles, discoveries, etc
  • Diamond Member Access to Discord


Discord Diamond Member Access includes: -

  • All of the Platinum permissions, plus
  • Priority Speaker option, where others quieten down with your very presence (and the press of a PTT priority button of course).
Includes Discord rewards
Dark Matter Patron
$100 or more per month

Wow, a thousand thank yous,


Your pledge will help drive many projects forward and allow me to cover the widest possible content.


Currently $100 = £82.94 (11th Apr 19)


Also, allow me demonstrate my gratitude for your pledge by giving you a mention at the start of each project video (if you wish). This being the reason for having only 10 Patrons at this level.


For your exceptional support you will receive the following benefits: -


  • All of the Dimond Rewards, plus
  • A Monthly personal thank you message from me with all you have helped to create for that Month
  • DARK Matter Access to Discord


Discord DARK Matter Access includes: -


  • All of the Diamond permissions, plus
  • Manage messages (Pin other members messages)
  • Use Auto PTT by voice activation
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
2% complete
To reduce your audio/visual fatigue, I will improve my lighting and sound equipment, such as: -
  • A lapel microphone with high signal to noise ratio (reduced background noise)
  • 2 x LED panel lights at colour 6000K (improve video contrast)
  • Create 2 x stands for LED panels (possible Project for here)
  • Good quality desk mike for voice over

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Hi and welcome to my Patreon page.

I am currently in the mid to early stages of getting started, so the content will grow.

My main focus here is to provide a fun and transparent engineering journey through various projects, from fresh new ideas through research, development, 3D CAD, Fabrication (including milling), testing, problem discovery (hopefully not catastrophic), finding solutions, then fully testing a working product. Where you can get involved every step of the way if you wish, or just watch the ups and downs.


Watch as your pledge helps to inspire budding engineers to think about problem-solving in different ways, have the freedom to create bespoke solutions from everyday items (who'd of thought of using an engine hoist to remove an overgrown rose bush?). Hopefully helping to promote confidence to try different approaches, in order to resolve the hurdles that are inherent in almost all projects.


Feel free to contribute by asking questions or sharing suggestions to shape how future projects develop, or even develop your own projects with help from this community (once established). I am fully open to constructive feedback, where I wish to keep things interesting and fresh for all of my Patrons.

Please make use of the Discord channels to chat to other Patrons and engineers about any of your own, community or my projects. As a recognised Patron, you can send invites to join in with the community chat on Discord to any friends/non-members.

As a side-dish, I will be creating simple "how to" videos for the use of certain tools and test equipment, such as multimeters, oscilloscopes, clamp meters, soldering techniques, milling, 3D CAD, etc.



In addition, should you wish to follow, I will be creating behind the scenes videos about me and my progress in setting all this up, including any embarrassing bloopers (we are only human).

I hope to create at least 1 Project video, a How to video and a Behind the scenes video per week initially (life permitting); these posted on a Friday (for Gold and above) so you can watch them over the weekend if you desire, plus a whole week before the general public gets access too (Very VIP). The "Behind the scenes" and "blooper reels" will remain Patron only footage (who would want them getting out).

My current projects include (see below pictures) : -
  • Converting an MGF into a Multi-Motor lightweight Electric Vehicle
  • Multi-Servo cheap actuator for high precision, high-speed robotic joints
  • Completely re-wiring a WWII Jeep from scratch
  • Disco Lighting DMX Arduino controller
  • Re-conditioning a 3.2L GSi Vauxhall Vectra, including engine out re-con
  • Repairing/improving many electrical/electronic items that fail over time (side projects) at home

Future projects I'd love to attempt are: -
  • Create something powerful with hydraulics
  • Make a functional pit droid
  • Develop Home Kinetic Energy Power Storage

Please take a look through my current project videos and feel free to choose a Tier that suits you. Your pledge means that I can improve the quality and breadth of content to benefit all Patrons and subscribers (hats off to you).

I hope you can enjoy the journey with me.

Thank you for your consideration.

Please Check this video to see why I chose Patreon: youtu.be/rwvUjAv6pxg
 
Additionally, I wish to Thank James Bruton (X Robots) for inspiring me to join Patreon, please check out his Patreon page here.

Project Pictures

3D Computer Aided Design.


Jeep re-wire.


GSi Vectra 3.2L V6 re-con.


A cosy 2 storey bird house.

Recent posts by Neil Devonshire

Tiers
Silver Reward
$1 or more per month

Thank you for your support.


Your pledge will be fed back in to the many projects to improve content quality and scope.


Currently $1 = 83 pence (13th Aug 19)

 

For your support you will receive the following benefits: -


  • My eternal gratitude
  • Personal Thank you Message from Me
  • Patron-only post feed
  • Being part of the project (your ideas considered for inclusion)
  • Silver Member Access to Discord


Also, if any of your suggestions make it on to a project, I will give credit to you on the video (with your permission of course)


Discord Silver Member Access includes: -

  • Shown as a Member
  • Create Invites
  • Change your Nickname
  • Send Text to Speech
  • Connect & Speak
Includes Discord rewards
Gold Reward
$3 or more per month

A big thank you for your support.


As with Tier 1, your pledge will be fed back in to the many projects to improve content quality and scope. A very tiny amount will be used to keep the productions going, such as editing software subscriptions, etc.


Currently $3 = £2.49 (13th Aug 19)


For your support you will receive the following benefits: -

  • All of the Silver Rewards, plus
  • Video's 7 days early (very VIP)
  • Gold Member Access to Discord


Discord Gold Member Access includes: -

  • All of the Silver permissions, plus
  • Embed Links
  • Attach Files
Includes Discord rewards
Platinum Reward
$5 or more per month

A huge thank you for your support.


As with Tier 2, your pledge will be fed back in to the many projects to improve content quality and scope. A very tiny amount will be used to keep the productions going, such as editing software subscriptions, etc.


Currently $5 = £4.15 (13th Aug 19)


For your support you will receive the following benefits: -

  • All of the Gold Rewards, plus
  • My blooper reel video's (kept to Patron only content)
  • Platinum Member Access to Discord


Discord Platinum Member Access includes: -

  • All of the Gold permissions, plus
  • Manage Channels
  • Move Members between Channels
Includes Discord rewards
Diamond Reward
$10 or more per month

A gigantic thank you for your support.


As with Tier 3, your pledge will be fed back in to the many projects to improve content quality and scope. A very tiny amount will be used to keep the productions going, such as editing software subscriptions, etc.


Currently $10 = £8.29 (13th Aug 19)


For your superb support you will receive the following benefits: -

  • All of the Platinum Rewards, plus
  • Video's about me and my progress, such as  setting up, hurdles, discoveries, etc
  • Diamond Member Access to Discord


Discord Diamond Member Access includes: -

  • All of the Platinum permissions, plus
  • Priority Speaker option, where others quieten down with your very presence (and the press of a PTT priority button of course).
Includes Discord rewards
Dark Matter Patron
$100 or more per month

Wow, a thousand thank yous,


Your pledge will help drive many projects forward and allow me to cover the widest possible content.


Currently $100 = £82.94 (11th Apr 19)


Also, allow me demonstrate my gratitude for your pledge by giving you a mention at the start of each project video (if you wish). This being the reason for having only 10 Patrons at this level.


For your exceptional support you will receive the following benefits: -


  • All of the Dimond Rewards, plus
  • A Monthly personal thank you message from me with all you have helped to create for that Month
  • DARK Matter Access to Discord


Discord DARK Matter Access includes: -


  • All of the Diamond permissions, plus
  • Manage messages (Pin other members messages)
  • Use Auto PTT by voice activation
Includes Discord rewards