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Next up, Airfix 1/72 Avro Lancaster Dambuster

My next kit will the nearly brand new tooling of the Avro Lancaster Dambuster. It’s a 1/72 scale subject of the British heavy …

Another tough little ship, the USS Defiant from Deep Space Nine

For those who wonder what I’m doing when I’m not writing or woodworking, here’s the answer. I bought the USS Defiant model …

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 …

Neo for Iwata airbrush update

An update on my experience with the Neo for Iwata airbrush I bought almost two years ago and with which I have …

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 …

Photon torpedo circuit on the breadboard

Amazingly, the circuit posted earlier for the photon torpedo circuit actually works, despite some difficulties in recreating it. Most of those difficulties …

The old photon torpedo circuit

I plan to rework this photon torpedo circuit but for the time being, I thought others would appreciate my previous circuit, which …

How much fun to build a 1/250th scale Akagi

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