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 →
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 →
June 1, 2018
From left: call button receptacle, call button plugged in (button itself dangling) with red reset button overhead, and a red triangular emergency-pull →
May 11, 2018
When Goop goes bad
It had been a year or more since I'd needed the cleaning power of Goop, but need it I recently did, so I dug out my mostly-full 14-ounce container of orange-scented →
April 27, 2018
You Need Cry, Dear
You Need Cry, Dear sort of, very loosely, sounds like the characters printed in Chinese beneath the nonsensical English. The Chinese translates to something →
March 30, 2018
Back in the cut: WEAR HELMET
It was a public holiday and so we spent the afternoon back in the cut, crawling through promising-looking industrial buildings in a corner of the New Territories. →
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