50th Kinetic Grand Championships. i helped out by being part of the Amateur Radio team that relays the course. Here’s “disco Daren” at the finish line in Ferndale. They made him wait at the city limits he was 11 minutes before noon.
more a re-design than a scratch design, but still had to push the same amount of pixels and solder. you’ll see these on the market soon, till then here’s the “factory proofs” with some double-check their Q with my A.
hella bright blinky disks.
ultra cool glow sticks,
and sometimes ya just gotta check how good they printed by removing the top screen print to expose the copper traces. modern SMD parts are sooooo damn tiny in sub-milimeter kinda tiny.
SuperMoon. harumph. bullies shame the smart, and american schools teach to the lowest common denominator. well, it ain’t common, it’s called “Perigee”, when the Moon is closest to Earth, as opposed to “Apogee” when it’s the furthest. One of these days we’ll rid the earth of the last of the science shamers…
whatever, tide was SUPER LOW, and that is SCIENCE WIN!!!!
deployed the solar to power the DC3-reloaded for the pagan bunny burn 2016. good test of the setup, find things like shorter bolts are needed, weatherproof the quick-connects, the usual stuffs. some videos up on the tubez. fire pattern and lightning pattern and a close up of the crystal in magnetic suspension emitting polarized chernykov glow.
i stopped bringing any Fire to BinkyMan in 2007. i’m very pleased to have a chance to fire up an old project this weekend, “AF6MQ CWIR”. here’s the controls and solenoid on the bench all rewired and ready to be boxed. type a letter, and the flame will go “poof” in morse code. here’s a link to the original version for the crucibles legendary Fire Arts Festival (RIP).
and another try to link the youtubez….
quick little video of the DC3 new touch sensors in action. just a simple sensor-faceedges mapping for now to get the sensitivity dialed in. works about 1″ out from the face of the glass, and seems to be stable with power fluctuations thanks to extra regulator.
youtube link here
testing youtube embed here. Continue reading