One of the many broken toys scavenged from Goodwill. I took this 3 wheeled monster that was missing its remote and gutted everything but the motors. Then I used the motor shield from the good people at Adafruit Industries and an Arduino board as a replacement control board. I scoured the web for tutorials on programming arduino for mecanum wheel drive and did a little creative modification to get this thing to work. Soon I will ad a top cover to conceal the innards and throw on a servo gimbal for holding a small camera.
The children (and myself) are obsessed with Gravity Falls, a kid's show on the Disney XD channel, you should check it out. It's like X-Files for kids. Recently the creator of the show made this crazy scavenger hunt using all sorts of social media #cipherhunt. The idea was built around using several ciphers to un-encrypt the clues. Unfortunately, we got on the bandwagon too late to solve anything, so instead I made this Cipher wheel for my daughter's birthday. I'm going to set clues up all over the house for her to find her presents.
Someone goes through a lot of bitters around here. Sounds like a great reason to experiment. I'm currently working on my first batch: Grapefruit. I can't wait to come up with something good to put this in. Next on the list is Rhubarb.
As the premiere gets closer, the nerdier I get. I've decided to build my own lightsaber. From PVC, of course.
New business cards are on their way. The fancy cards will come later.
So I'm not sure when I became obsessed with pickles. I think it started a a year or so ago. For some reason I decided to make kimchi which led me to the whole idea of fermenting my own vegetables. This is my first attempt at actual "kosher" dill pickles; mason jar fermented, no vinegar, no sugar. I also got a batch of sauerkraut going. Could not have been easier. Cut, salt, smash, jar. Let's hope I don't give myself botulism.
The website is going up today while still building it. Squarespace can get you up and running fast. And to think, I almost coded a new site from scratch.