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Orange glasses

I designed and 3D printed new temples for my glasses. Being a camera guy, I wear a lot of black. So, I guess I’ve got to work in some pops of color somewhere. Print your own with my files on Thingiverse here.

Tampy tamp tamp

I bought a broken Nuova Simonelli espresso machine on eBay and fixed it up. Okay, it wasn’t really “broken.” I think the guy who sold it just didn’t care to fix it or understand how the water sensing mechanism worked. It’s caveman stuff (or ultra clever. or both. i can’t decide). There are two terminals […]

Beach Radio

I found a neat old National AB-235 solid state radio at a swap meet this spring for $5. Since it wasn’t working anymore, I thought it’d make a great bluetooth radio for the beach. To keep the original speaker and all of its tinny charm, I needed more depth for electronics. My solution was to create a new […]

3D printer

I bought my first 3D printer! It’s an Anet A8 (Prusa i3 clone). After assembly, adding belt tensioners, and installing a MOSFET so the board didn’t melt and burn my place down, I’ve been making small prints and dialing in my bed leveling technique. My first larger project is converting a vintage radio into a Bluetooth one.

Pan/tilt head controller with Unity

Recently I found a Telemetrics PT-LP at surplus for cheeeeaaap. Originally designed to move TV studio cameras with teleprompters, it’s powered by some hefty servos and has heavy baffling foam to maintain quiet operation. After making a power cable for it and writing a basic controller for it in Unity, I can drive now drive […]

You look more like yourself these days

This leaf looks more like a real leaf than it ever has.

Sun wear

Traces of evaporation

Maybe this cold, awful, but beautiful winter is finally coming to a close. I really enjoyed these patterns made on the sidewalk by evaporated water.

Pan roasted

A friend of mine recently went in on an order from Sweet Maria’s for their green coffee beans. I roasted them in a small sauce pan, temp on HIGH, while agitating with a whisk for about 10-15 minutes. Forgot how much I enjoyed roasting these – and even better, waking up to super fresh coffee.

La Guitarra

My dear sister, Sarah, was my guitar teacher for about 8 years. She started me off with Suzuki, after I had been taking rock guitar lessons for about a year. Now, what Coke-drinking kid would want to give up learning Smoke on the Water and Metalica for Twinkle Twinkle Little Star? Well, Sarah sure flipped […]