The Calling of the CNC Machine

Someone mentioned 3D printers and CNC machines to me in June. I laughed and basically said if I could freeze time I could dive right in. This was SUPPOSED to be the summer where I […]

The Greatest 3D Printer Stand Ever FAIL

I drank raw eggs and tied my tennis shoes extra tight.  I was on a mission.  I was going to design the worlds’ greatest 3D Printer Stand EVER!!!!! It failed.  But what I have ain’t […]

LabVIEW Industrial Voltage and Current Sensor Board

I was asked to whip up a PCB board in Kicad for the measurement of fairly high voltages (at least compared to the 3.3V and 5V I generally deal with).  We used some fancy pants […]

Kicad vs Orcad PCB Editor Lite / Allegro

Not everyone gets a chance to dive in HARDCORE to multiple PCB programs and learn the idiosyncrasies of each. Frankly, I don’t think you SHOULD learn more than one if you have a choice. Pick […]

Valentine’s Day Glowing Pulsing Heart

I had gigantic plans of finishing up my LED Cube before Valentine’s Day.  I worked on day and night over Christmas break, but it just wasn’t happening.  I was on pace and then made an […]

Coffee Tub Bike Wind Protection

If there is zero wind, when riding a bike 20 miles per hour, a person feels the cold plus the wind.  I believe this is called “wind chill”.  The faster you ride your bike to […]

16 LED Christmas Tree With Shift Registers And Motion Detection

I’m lucky that Christmas has such a wide array of acceptable aesthetics. There are two things in life that I can cut out with a jigsaw and the ol’ lady still dig it and I […]