Lightbox

Colors are a little tricky. You’ve seen those filters at the average kids museum that illustrates that yellow and blue make green by overlaying acrylic shapes, but in that example you’re just filtering white light and so reducing the output. […]

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3D Printing!

It occurred to me recently- & to my surprise that lots of people still aren’t clear about just what 3d printing is and what it’s good for. The short answer is: Lots! But not everything! Also, the term “3d Printing!” […]

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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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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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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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Stranger Lights

If I searched hard enough I’m sure I could find some duplication of many/most of my projects (especially involving pop culture), but I strive to deliver primarily original content here. Still- when I set out to build some stranger things […]

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Incendio!

This one’s pretty easy, or at least it can be depending on how devoted you feel like being to the details. In a nutshell, we put a lithium battery extracted from an E-cigarette into a wooden dowel and ran some […]

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Squirrel Soaker

This is just another example of us recycling/repurposing the random projects we have lying around the house. We’ve enjoyed the close up bird & critter watching this handy feeder provides, but lately the squirrels have ratcheted up their efforts to […]

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Bike Accessories

Since having a kid, I’ve been experimenting with various bike accessories and figured this is a fine place to share a few insights I’ve gained along the way. As you might expect, I’ve had to make a few modifications as […]

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