Archive for April, 2008


Posted in Vehicles with tags , , on April 27, 2008 by Steven

I’ve been remiss in reading my engineering and mechanical design stuff lately. I’ve been catching up and posted some of my favor links here for those who are engineering geeks, like myself, to take a look at. I’ll break them down into categories (you can see what I’ve been geeking on).

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Working Art

Posted in Hardware with tags , , on April 25, 2008 by Steven

Jake Von Slatt makes some amazing Steampunk objects, and this is the newest floating around the tubes.

What is really amazing is how he can take found objects, stuff from the home store, paint, sweat and imagination and turn it into something beautiful and operational.

Tip of the bowler to you Mr. Von Slatt…

Open Source Hardware

Posted in Hardware with tags , , on April 24, 2008 by Steven

Good post about open source hardware, and one of my favorite magazines, Make and blogs/RSS.

If anyone is planning on attending Maker Faire in Austin this year, let me know. I’m in the beginning strategy stages, to go, now.

Winter in a Metal Box

Posted in General with tags on April 24, 2008 by Steven

You don’t know what you have until it’s gone is certainly appropriate with what’s happening in my home now. No no, it has nothing to do with relationship issues, it entirely has to do with refrigeration issues. Imagine my surprise opening the freezer to get ice for a beverage and finding one piece, so solid, a polar bear would have issues with it. At first I thought perhaps the door was left slightly open, so I made sure the door was closed tightly. A few hours later, checked again, and the spring thaw was in full swing.

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Frankly Miss Scarlet, I DO give a damn.

Posted in Hardware with tags , , , , on April 17, 2008 by Steven

Updated: Photos release of the Scarlet.

Is it bad to have gear lust for something you most likely won’t ever own or even touch? That was the first thing I thought when reading about Scarlet on CrunchGear. I believe what really caught my eye wasn’t so much the 3K capture, which in itself is extremely sexy, but the component-ness of the camera. Here you have a relatively small but extremely high resolution video camera that verges on traditional still and dSLR camera territory with interchangeable lenses, lighting, mounts, viewers, and even storage methods.

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3Dconnexion SpaceNavigator

Posted in Hardware with tags , , on April 14, 2008 by Steven

SpaceNavigator with hand

So I read about this 3Dconnexion SpaceNavigator, 3Dconnexion a subsidiary of Logitech, in one of the gear blogs and started looking around to all of the usual suspects Engadget, Gizmodo, Google which pointed me to a new place, Ogle Earth and someplace entirely unexpected After reading the articles and comments one struck me as interesting and I investigated it further.

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Opening Salvo

Posted in General with tags , on April 11, 2008 by Steven

Welcome to my blog. I know I’m a little late to the game, or a lot late to the game depending on who you read, but I figure I’d try my hand at writing the things that knock around in my head including but not limited to computers and technology, electronics, DIY, books, film, games, food, beer, spirits, current events, personalities and whatever else sticks in my brain long enough for me to sit down and write about it.

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