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The Key To Time

March 10, 2010

Back in the 70’s a whole season of the Doctor Who was devoted to locating the six segments of the key to time. The key was a crystal cube and when assembled it had the ability to ‘pause’ all time in the universe. I just found this template online and couldn’t resist assembling it. As a […]

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Little Boots Laser Harp video in NY

March 8, 2010

From the LB fans, just in… This is the first time I’ve seen video of her playing the laser harp. Also this is with the new higher power laser projector. Very Cool!

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ABC’s “Lost” and The Pyramids of Mars

March 7, 2010

I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m completely hooked on the last season of ABC’s Lost. I avoided the show for so long, first of all assuming it was Y.A.R.S.*, then assuming it was a drama about a bunch of people stuck on a desert island. My buddy Mike kept talking about it, but wouldn’t […]

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Little Boots, Laser Harp at the Highline Ballroom NY

March 3, 2010

I just saw this picture of Little Boots using the laser harp in the Highline Ballroom in New York. Looks like a great gig, there are more images here… http://www.flickr.com/photos/tlcblog/sets/72157623420965375/show/with/4402787899/ [nggallery id=7]

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Bill’s laser harp

February 21, 2010

Bill Fredette just sent me this link to his successful laser harp build… Laser Harps are notoriously difficult to film – so top marks to Bill for completing the build and getting some good quality footage.

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My personal Gyroball record

February 5, 2010

Nowhere near the 16,000 RPM+ that this guy gets, but my own personal blister-inducing record.

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Neat Java based circuit simulator, and Fritzing

February 5, 2010

There are a few circuit simulation packages out there – and most of them are rather expensive. A colleague at work recently gave me a link to this cool Java based simulator written by Paul Falstad: http://www.falstad.com/circuit/ (Obviously you will need the Java plugin to run it) What really sets this one apart is that […]

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Dalek at the Scout’s robot night

February 4, 2010

I took the Dalek along to a local cub scouts meeting. They were having a Robot night, and my buddy Lloyd asked me if I’d be able to get the Dalek transported. I just wish I’d had another operator – or at least someone to run the camera while I controlled the Dalek. Pushing a […]

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Genius…

January 30, 2010

I’ve been messing around with linear resistor tracks recently – looking to create a new kind of controller for my PAIA 9700 analogue synth, when I came across this clip: Initially it didn’t seem to offer anything new, but just check out the volume control – utter genius! The guy has a neat concept website […]

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…finishing the wooden clock

January 17, 2010

OK, So how annoyed was I at 6:30 today when, after finishing all the final gear alignments and tweaks, I dropped the escapement gear and broke off two of the teeth?  Grrr… 🙁 Luckily I still had the toolpath saved and so I cranked up the mill and cut another one – this one fits […]

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