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Beautifully made alcohol stove

This is a great video because it’s obvious this stove was made by a scale modeler, based on the tools he has. …

Saved offline Google maps

These instructions only pertain to saving maps from the Google Maps app on your mobile device. Although you can create and save maps …

Creating WordPress theme from scratch tutorial

This post is more a note to myself to remember this excellent set of tutorials by Brad Schiff. He  shows the development …

Shop tour continues: Tool swapping

I don’t have room to mount every bench tool I have. Of course my most commonly used tool is the bench vise, but …

Deflector dish glow update

Above is the circuit I created to simulate the amber/blue deflector dish glow of a Federation starship. Although the timing isn’t perfect, I find …

Deflector dish glow

After puzzling out how to use a transistor to turn on multiple LEDs using the output from a 555 chip, I’m now …

Using transistor as switch

I’ve been asked how to flash multiple LEDs using a timing signal from a 555 timer chip. It’s a good question because it’s something I …

Variable power supply

As part of my 2014 resolution to learn enough about electronics to be dangerous, I’ve built a variable power supply to use …

Back to the garage: Document case/coffee table

With warm weather finally here and my sinus infection on the way out, I can return to outdoors projects like fixing the …

L’il Pomme Anna

These look marvelous: thin slices of Yukon Gold potatoes layered into a muffin tray, flavored with thyme, salt and pepper (I might …

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