Balloon Glider

Inspired by our previous, fairly epic failure, we decided to embark on a more dramatic failure since it will be a few years before we have the opportunity to capture a total eclipse from the air again. This time around […]

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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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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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Smoke Bubbles!

This is an easy one! Add some extra pop! to your bubble repertoire with a containment chamber and some smoke effects. Bubble machines are a dime a dozen these days- you probably already have one lying around just because. Well, […]

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Jumping harness!

We took the ever-popular door jumper rig to new heights- literally! This one’s pretty easy once you get your mount secured. That’s the harder part. For this to be simple and effective you want as high a tether point as […]

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Backyard Oasis

Although I’ve acclimated to Charlotte pretty well over the years, I’m originally from Chicago, and the summer heat here is something I’d be glad to avoid. Having said that, I also hate cold water. Consequently we were grateful for a […]

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Drelfie

Drelfie

Yesterday I happened across a link illustrating what is essentially a selfie stick attached to a motor (for the sake of the bearings only) attached to an external camera that is free to rotate around the drone . I thought […]

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DinoPiñata

This one is pretty standard and D does a pretty good job walking us thorough, so I’ll just leave it at that for now except to divulge the component heavy payload since it’s generally missing from photos: Arduino’s, Potentiometers, Test […]

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Wyatt’s Grand tour

So, you may have noticed the last three updates (door, cart, bikecart) are Wyatt projects. We’ve been having too much fun building lately to keep up with documenting too much. I mean we have the media but actually compiling it […]

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WyattBikeCart

BikeCart

Wyatt’s bike cart was a rare unicorn of a project in that I had previously built up a similar but more beat up Schwinn trailer nearly identical to this one. Eventually it fell apart for various reasons but I pack-ratted […]

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Wyatt Cart

Wyatt’s pull cart

Obviously this was a quickie but also probably more accessible for anyone else in a similar predicament. You don’t really need much other than a few small hand tool, some spacer material and a rigid platform of whatever length you […]

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Mad Eye Moody & Snitch

Another consequence of housecleaning this week was rediscovery of the “Mad Eye” I made just prior to Delilah’s birth at Halloween 2016. Team Amanda & Delilah made a great “Golden Snitch” costume that fit right into the pregnancy. This particular […]

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