Saul’s New Bike

Every toddler seems to have a favorite “friend”, & Del’s no exception. Although she’s quite fond of Minnie, and Monkey, her favorite is her camel friend, “Saul”. Nobody knows why or how she opted to name him but she’s been […]

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Rocketeer

As tribute to SpaceX’s inaugural human spaceflight, we built our own rocket swing, complete with motor actuated landing legs, take off/landing pulley, and coaxial dragon capsule emergency escape. Captain Delilah saved everybody with her amazing red button. Huzzah! Here’s the […]

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SupaCar

This project is still a bit of a work in progress but the heavy lifting is done. Now that we’re getting to an appropriate age for power wheels, I had the idea to recreate one of the vehicles from my […]

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Thrust vectoring prop plane

This is a “curiosity project”- of course I wouldn’t complain if this plane got off the ground and was awesome, but so far it’s been an interesting vehicle capable of (involuntary?) hairpin turns on the ground, and that’s ok. For […]

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Aerial Eclipse Balloon

So this comedy of errors was thrown together in a big hurry. Foreshadowing: It didn’t work (well, the eclipse did), but it’s a rare opportunity to see a total eclipse so conveniently nearby! We traveled to Greenville to view with […]

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Hovercraft…sigh.

Just as I was wrapping up the Supacar project, and looking forward to a well deserved break, I found myself taking out the trash at 1:30am- completed that task and accidentally glanced across the street to notice some strange engine’ish […]

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Remote (Sushi) mower!

This one was prompted by somebody on nextdoor.com giving away a “broken” electric lawnmower. I promptly picked it up, and found it was primarily just the handle assembly that was broken. The battery wasn’t very good either but neither of […]

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