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Homeless Speaker

I did a two layer treatment for the grille on a wood compression fit (fancy way of saying I jammed it in there) grille.
Muslin for the first layer and really thin box pattern net for the top layer.
The frame is made of pine and pocket hole screwed together.
I stapled one layer at a time.
The name badges I made but screwed up and made twice the size I wanted. When I get a chance I'll remake them to proper size and go over what I did to make them.

Festival Projects : Build Day

A festive day of hacking and building will occur on this day. A group build of one or more Thermins will take place during this meetup. If that doesn't peak your interest feel free to bring your own project to work on, or just come and have fun conversation with fellow makers from the Gallatin Valley.

Update: We made a Theremin... ?

More work on the Scrambler!

Pictures! I haven't updated in a while, but have managed to put some time into the pedal.

Really, there's not a lot to say this time. I managed to solder everything in without significant injury. I also mocked up the housing, stuck everything together with alligator clips, and fired it up for a quick test. As expected, it sounds weird (see video.)

Next steps:
- prime and paint the enclosure
- finish the off-board wiring (including power switch & LED)
- stick the whole thing together and hope I haven't broken something in the interim.

I've read but never tried this method of growing potatoes until now...

To get more potatoes - apparently way more - you essentially "stretch" the plant's root system out over the course of their growing cycle. And since the plants will produce potatoes wherever they have roots, more potatoes will result.

How do you "stretch" the plants? You keep burying the stalk, so that the buried portion puts out new roots.

Chicken Tractor

From the outset of this blog entry, I have to confess that this chicken tractor was a joint project between me and my husband. And when I say "joint", I mean that I came up with the general design and my husband implemented it. I almost hate to post it as my first entry, since I lamed out on in a considerable way on this particular project, but the chicken tractor ended up being so cool in the end, that I have to get it out there. Plus, I am going to finish off the rest of the project: nesting boxes with easy access to the eggs and wintertime (removable?) insulation.

Homeless speaker no more.

Ok so I have this high power 15" bass speaker, it's been homeless for almost two years. New, just never used.
The time came, so a cab I went a building.
1. sheet of cabinet grade 3/4" Birch ply.
2. Father in laws house.
3. Father in law with more tools than I can think of having room for.
4. an afternoon to kill.

Bozeman Makers Mini Meet!

Bozeman Makers Mini Meet

When: Wednesday, June 29, 2011 7:00 PM
Where: Bacchus Pub
103 West Main Street
Bozeman, MT 59715

Please take a moment to RSVP. For more details, see the full listing:
http://meetup.bozemanmakers.com/events/23400161/

Prospective Projects for a Bozeman Makers Faire?

How about starting a list of projects we could build for a Bozeman Makers Faire?
(better known as the Bozeman Makers Library FlashMob)

Hmmm..

I just put "Bozeman Makers Faire" on the web for the first time... That is surprising.

Project update

While I was assembling all the components required for my new project, I also found a cool new Android app: ElectroDroid . I've really only poked around so far, but it looks exceptionally groovy. The resistor calculator, op amp calculator, and 7400 pinout reference look amazingly useful. Looks much more convenient than flipping through my old electrical engineering textbook, and finally gives some justification for buying an expensive tablet PC.

ANYWAY, on with the projects!

Haako 936 ESD Solder Station - Get one if you can!

I was going to post a nice article about my favorite inexpensive soldering station, Haako 936 ESD, and found that it has been discontinued! It was replaced by a newer model in Feb 2011.

Haako 936 ESD

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