Here is a short list of nice websites I've bookmarked over the years.
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Blogs and personal sites
- Jonathan Westhues: a nice guide to typical electronic parts and things to watch out for, by Jonathan Westhues, who incidentally designed SolveSpace - an elegant, open source 3D CAD program.
- Martin Harizanov: low power electronics, wireless communication, smart control.
- JeeLabs: internet-of-things wireless modules for various sensor applications, including a comprehensive software stack
- MaiZure's Projects: someone who, as a hobby, takes popular open source projects and describes their architecture.
- Glasgow transport map, at least what Glasgow's transport could look like if it underwent massive reorganisation requiring great time, disruption and money.
- Roman roads as a subway system: a nice piece of art.
- Open Railway Map. It lists historical railways too, which is interesting especially in Scotland where many smaller towns once had connections to the main network up until the 1960s.
(Blogs I don't have categories for.)
- Nibot: by "an engineer at a company that designs, builds, and tests airborne wind turbines -- flying contraptions that generate clean energy"
- Tom Mahood: longform accounts by a man who goes on adventures to explore caves and solve mysteries. Particular highlight: Hunt for the Death Valley Germans.
- Wait But Why: random, sometimes deep posts about life and decision making.
- Unenumerated: "an unending variety of topics". Infrequent posts on the topics of finance, technology and history.
- A Collection of Unmitigated Pedantry: longform blog posts on historical topics.