December 6, 2018

Butchering an LED bulb

This light bulb (Philips 18W 6500K 2000lm 150mA 220-240V ac 50/60Hz 9290011650A) had the temerity to flicker, so it got to taste the cold HSS of my hacksaw
November 29, 2018

Butchering a BMO

Forgive me, BMO! Tonight, I extracted an MTR Octopus card NFC thingamajig and implanted it in a purchased-for-this-purpose hollow BMO figure from, apparently,
October 11, 2018

Today’s pre-soldering photo

The seller included the pin headers but yours truly had to stump up the 2P screw terminals. Today’s recreational soldering: some breakouts for Si4599
October 5, 2018

And just a few decades later…

Two lemon batteries, connected in series, can (just barely) power a red LED. Making a lemon battery was one of the sciencey activities I encountered frequently
September 19, 2018

Flaky T-slot extruded aluminum struts

Congratulate me on removing these aluminum chips without sending any of them airborne. The lengths of 30cm x 30cm T-slot extruded aluminum (aka 80/20)
August 22, 2018

“They Live”, but WeLend

A Hong Kong company is running a an ad campaign in which a loan is anthropomorphized as a cute woman in shiny knee-high boots and a really short cheerleader
August 16, 2018

That Beckett quote is defeatist.

Yes, it pleases me to believe that these four 2N3638A transistors are NOS. This evening’s tinkering session is going to involve yours truly double-checking