… Is this thing on?

What’s a decade or so in between blog updates? The site has moved to a new hosting location, and has a fresh update of WordPress and plugins….

Bike Light GoPro Mount Adapter

Here’s another quick and practical project that I knocked off in a couple evenings.  My new POC mountain bike helmet has a non-standard venting arrangement, which makes…

Bicycle Disc Brake Caliper Mount

[ngg src=”galleries” ids=”11″ sortorder=”140,141,134,135,136,137,138,139″ display=”basic_slideshow”]It’s no secret that I can get pretty wrapped up in projects.  Witness a “small” project that I took on for a friend,…

Camera Slider Track

I have long wanted to work on some motion-controlled camera rigs, for time lapse and moving video shot purposes.  The longest-brewing idea I have had is for…

AZIZ! Light!

In an earlier post back at the beginning of this month, I described the beginnings of my DIY microscope illuminator project, dubbed Project AZIZ.  At that point…

More Microscope Hacking: Camera Output!

[singlepic id=405 w=600] Apparently hacking around with my microscope has turned into something of an obsession.  The other day, I wondered if I could easily add a…

Powder Coating Experiments: Round 2 (Video)

Now that I have had a couple of weeks to get my powder coating process tuned up, I decided it would be good to put together a…

Diansu DS-982 Solder Paste Dispenser

I did a review, mini-teardown, and test of an imported pneumatic solder paste dispenser that I picked up on eBay. [youtube 9RdAL-ysBhA]

Project Aziz

My recent acquisition of a stereo microscope for the electronics lab has brought about a couple of side-projects.  One of them is the custom boom stand that…

Powder Coating Experiments: Round 1

I was intrigued by the idea of powder coating the parts of the microscope arm project, as well as other items.  So, I decided to do a little…

Epic Builds: Articulated Stereo Microscope Arm

[singlepic id=391 w=640 h=480] I’ve wanted a stereo microscope in my home lab for ages.  In the last couple of years, it’s become an increasingly urgent need…

Benchtop Multimeter Repair: ebay Bargain Hunt

I picked up a broken Agilent U3402A Digital Multimeter on ebay for a good price, taking a gamble that I’d be able to fix it.  I put…

Embedded Hacking Weekend

I’ve gotten back into the ARM Cortex M3 embedded stuff (yes, again), specifically with the NXP LPC1768 chip.   I’ve had this Blue Board development board hanging around…

Cortex M3 Articles

Happened across a pair of articles giving a good overview of embedded development with the Cortex-M3. Part 1 covers the processor architecture while Part 2 gets more…

Measuring with Software

Every so often you may need to measure something small and inconvenient.  Specifications with physical dimensions may not be available to you, so you need to actually…