I finally got around to putting up a page for the cracklebox project I completed a few weeks back. Really a fun device...will be incorporating much more of it in near future recordings.
halelujah. wait. is that how to spell halelujah?
As it turns out, I actually was planning on using these 9V batteries for one of their 3 apparent usages: elevator switches (??), robots, and smoke detectors. Apparently the smoke detector diagram was so vague that it warranted labeling, but the elevator indicator did not. I think it looks like a smokeless ashtray maybe.
Anyway, I was impressed to learn that these batteries are great for use in robots!
One of my projects is Scorpius a mutant vehicle reminiscent of a scorpion, built on a geo metro.
Also I have a travel diary, http://traveltogether.blogdns.net .
I helped rebuild Draka way way back when.
I just discovered this recently, seems like great platform for all sorts of diy design tools.
I think we're active enough now that I can justify the beratement of slackers (subgeni excluded).
You. Yes you...the one reading this. Post to the flickr pool, and post often:
I was pretty surprised at the nice bacon texture on the carved plum branches...and it even had a nice fruity smell.
oh wait this isn't twitter
I feel like I should set a good example here and start blogging to the new site, but, on the other hand, I already have a much neglected blog. So... do I start posting things here, too? Do I cross post (damn, wouldn't that get confusing)? Need to get that aggregator to pul content into the front page... that would solve some problems.
My grand plan to weld my own giant crawfish pot has been put on the...uh...backburner in the interest of actually eating crawfish (as opposed to merely thinking about eating crawfish). In the end, I was just too chicken to actually use a cheap pipe of unknown origin to eat out of. I also wanted to eat crawfish while they are still in season.
So, yeah. I found myself scanning Amazon.com today for shiny 60qt pots. I suddenly became less puzzled by all the folks who approach me about dorkbotpdx with "uh...I've totally been watching and wanting to join, but you guys are just too hardcore for me, I mean, all I've ever built is a laser that can cut straight through a statue." In the past, I have found this hilarious, given that many of us can barely do the electrical equivalent of tying our own shoes...or...well, at least I can't, anyway.
After this, though, I feel totally inadequate. "Yeah, I couldn't be bothered to weld a piece of flat metal to an already existing round tube...it just seemed so involved."
On a positive note, this means that I will probably also be purchasing an 800,003,201 BTU propane flame thrower in order to heat said 60qts of water. So it's not all bad.