Hanford Site Tour

In early August I took a tour of the Hanford Site located near Richland, Washington.

Hanford was created in 1943 to produce plutonium for nuclear bombs. Operating until the late 80’s – its 9 nuclear reactors produced enough material for 60,000 weapons.

The tour encompassed … (read more)

Electric Ducted Fan “Jet” Bike

Over the last year – I’ve toyed with the notion of making an EDF fan bike.

I finally got around to putting one together – here’s some test footage:

EDF is short for Electric Ducted Fan. They are basically enclosed propellers for model airplanes – … (read more)

More homemade laser show fun

Made a lot of progress since the last post:

No radical changes – just a bunch of minor tweaks adding up to better performance.

Will publish code / details in the next few weeks.… (read more)

Homemade laser show with homemade galvos

A week or so ago – I found one of these at Value Village for $2.

If it’s not obvious – it’s a little laser show toy. It projects a laser on the wall which moves with sound / music. Unfortunately they don’t seem to … (read more)

$2.50 iPhone Bumper Case

I just got my iPhone 4.

When I picked it up the first time – I cringed. It’s very pretty – but with a glass screen and a glass back – it seems leaving the house without a case is a recipe for disaster.

So … (read more)