Tag Archives: Halloween

What’s Next? Building IT Part V

I finished the last installment of “Building IT” with “what’s next?” What was next was to wire the circuit boards and test their functions. The picture here doesn’t look very different from yesterday but that’s the nature of projects. In … Continue reading

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Do the Hard Stuff First: Building IT IV

Greetings! In the 11 days since the last installment of “Building IT” a lot has happened but that doesn’t mean that the work has stopped. Building IT is quite a project. almost to the same level as the first pneumatic … Continue reading

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Building IT Halloween Prop III

The IT build continues. I spent some quality time in my workshop today and got to fiddle a bit with my newest Halloween prop. It is usual for these types of projects to break things first and I had to … Continue reading

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Building It Halloween Prop (Part II)

It looks a bit like I’m building an outhouse. I had a good building day. It started with drawing up plans—the best laid plans of mice and men…as they say. The first priority was to get an overall size for … Continue reading

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It’s Never Too Early for Halloween!

In summary, I get frustrated with expensive household appliances (1, 2, 3); I love being a Maker; I hate litter(2); I’m not fond of Trump (1,2); I support the International Aerial Robotics Competition (1,2); I love Camp Quest (1,2,3,4…); Most … Continue reading

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Labor Day 2017

Today is Labor Day. It is the traditional end of summer and a chance to escape from reality, apparently. In Atlanta Georgia people attend Dragon Con and dress up in fictional characters. Then there is Burning Man. It is near … Continue reading

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Halloween Prep: Sorbet to Cleanse the Palate

It’s back to the workshop and I couldn’t be happier. Years ago right after retirement, I drew up plans for a workshop. It is 12 x 24 feet, attached to the house, and finished so that it matches complete with … Continue reading

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OK, Life is Chill—For a While

Normalcy returns. Yesterday, the Sears repair technician came to the house with a new compressor for my Kenmore Elite (LG) refrigerator. He left a mere 3 hours later and my behemoth stainless steel kitchen decoration has the potential once again … Continue reading

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Fun Stuff from this year’s Halloween

I made it! Sorta. This year I decided to take my Halloween adventures into the world of Arduino. I saw the “Talking Arduino Halloween Skeleton” on the Instructables.com website. Halloween is the best time of year for a retired engineer … Continue reading

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