Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Side Project: build a bicycle rack!

Goals for today's side project: 
  • It should hold more than 10 bicycles
  • It should be cheap
  • It should fold flat for transport
  • It should be a learning experience
Mission accomplished!  

Still need to do: Put some padding on the end of each horizontal bar; this sharp steel will not be friendly to thighs or tires!
 Here's a picture of it all folded flat -- about 4 inches high!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Upcoming project: Art + Science!

Here is a picture of a project in the works -- any guesses what it will end up being?

Hints are the photo as well as:

  • The item will be about 12 feet long (not unlike my Rubens' Tube)!
  • The item will involve lighting that can be used as a learning tool.
  • I did a science fair project on a similar item back in 6th grade.
Who's got a guess?

Thursday, August 4, 2011


While I had ten minutes free yesterday, I created an page -- it's something I've been meaning to do for a long time.  It's basically a personal landing site (as reviewed here) where I can direct acquaintances:

Come See!

I highly recommend it to those lazy folks looking to make a feeble attempt at managing your online profile.  It's super easy to set up, I just used a picture that I took on a beach, added a quick bio, and some links to this blog and LinkedIn - and it was done, under 10 minutes.  It also has fun showing you analytics (who visited your site, how long they stayed, and where they came from, etc.).