Tara’s Tribute: A memory box snap story.
Hi everyone, and welcome to 2017. I wanted to make a quick post to the website while it was still fresh in my mind (and while I was in a toughened mindset to do so) to feature a new video I put on my Youtube channel. In honor of my friend’s T.J. and Adrianna, and […]
Prototype to Production: Ideas to Tangible Reality
This year at HamCom 2015, my good friend and fellow ham, Mike Malone, KD5KXF, decided to do a joint presentation on how to take a rough schematic that you’ve drawn on something like a napkin (in my case, with stain hues of cherry Fanta slushes and gas station hot dog mustard), into a tangible production […]
How to Make Mead: Part 1
It’s been a year now since I started making mead again. Since them, I’ve made 10 batches of various things for myself, as well as collaborations with a friend of mine. This weekend, to celebrate the one year anniversary of my clover honey show mead, I’m starting another batch some orange blossom honey I bulk […]
Leaving Ingress: My ascendancy and decline as an agent.
After a little over two months, I’ve decided to leave Ingress. It hasn’t been that long in the scheme of things, but because of the time I’ve invested, it feels like forever. At the time of this writing, my local teammates don’t even know I’ve left the game. Out of all of the things that […]
Assembling The Geek Group’s MIDI Interrupter Kit
Recently (Ok, so it’s been a while), I assembled the MIDI Interrupter Kit, available from The Geek Group here. I’ll go into more details after the jump, but in the meantime, please enjoy a time lapse video of that process along with a groovy jam before we continue, well, because what good is ANYTHING without […]
The Batmobile Pinewood Derby Car (featuring T.R.E.)
A few weeks ago, The Redneck Engineer gave me a phone call with a small project that had to be completed for his son: A Pinewood Derby car. To make things a little interesting, they had decided that it would be best served in the form of the Batmobile. I thought it was a great […]
No more trippin’ (over my Jorgies)….
The holiday season is upon us. The Redneck Engineer, along with contributing Bacon Fat Labs member Scott-O (you’ll meet him soon) and several other of our mutual friends were over for our second annual after Thanksgiving Day get together. Some of you call it “Friendsgiving”. Well, we’re different (probably in a bad way) and call […]
Simple Drill Press fence
In the course of working on the “ethernet aware digital clock”, I have identified several annoyances in my workspace that can be solved with a handy jig. One such annoyance is a drill press fence that is *not* a piece of wood and two spring clamps. Originally, I had planned to buy another drill press […]
New Project Inbound
Hey folks, I’ve had a thing or two going on, but I promise an article on my new project in the next two weeks on the ethernet aware digital clock. I’ll be giving it some woodworking flare to dress it up along with some Bacon Fat Labs original mods. Stay tuned. In the mean time, […]
What in the world is cull lumber?
In my previous article, I made a few references to “cull lumber”. There were a few people who asked me what in the world that was, so I thought it warranted a short entry and explanation. cull/kəl/ – Verb: Select from a large quantity; obtain from a variety of sources. Most lumber yards and big […]