One of my earliest “nice” tools was a compound miter saw. I bought a “new“1 Ridgid 10″ miter saw about 15 years ago. It’s been pretty handy over the years, but I noticed last year (on my finishing storage rack project) that the fence was bowed. As the blade would cut through he piece, the… Continue reading Miter Saw Fix
Month: April 2019
Our CPO gives a short overview of what a digital twin is and how itâ€™s used in infrastructure.
Wyatt & I went to the Nashville SC match with Memphis 901 FC tonight. We attended with his Cub Scout Pack and got to sit in one of the field level suites. The game was rain delayed an hour and there was rain on-and-off during the game, but we stuck it out. Mostly because, as… Continue reading Soccer Goals
Electro-Harmonix Small Stone Mods
This project has been “in the works” for a while. I’ve had the pedal working for sometime but finally got around making the modifications to make it a modern pedal. Let’s start with a bit of backstory: Last summer, my wife and I were helping to clean out my late father-in-laws tool shed. He had a… Continue reading Electro-Harmonix Small Stone Mods
The first trailer for Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker came out today. There’s so much to unpack and enjoy about it, but one thing that caught my eye from the trailer & the Star Wars Instagram post about it was Kilo Ren’s helmet:
For the moment, CNNâ€™s headline is about grad student Katie Bouman who helped accomplish something extraordinary because sheâ€™s really brilliant. The worldâ€™s pretty messed up, but for its great to see smart people get famous for awesome things.
[Addendum: Dr. Bouman gave a TedX Talk a couple of years ago on how a computer scientist such as herself ended up working on a globe-spanning astrophysics project and how the her imaging algorithm would eventually help make the image possible.]
This is a basic element of many electronics projects: how to wire up an LED with a current limiting resistor. Most effects have a 5 mm LED and many wiring diagrams show a 4k7Î© resistor. There’s a fairly wide range of values you can use, depending on how bright you want the LED (and what… Continue reading LED Wiring
Shop Air Filter Installation
My garage is sort of organized, but it’s covered in dust. I knew it was getting bad and so I ordered a relatively inexpensive air filter for shop spaces. I’d had my eye on the WEN 3410 3‑speed air filter for a while. Home Depot has the best price for this item, but it’s routinely… Continue reading Shop Air Filter Installation