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by bobble
Sat Aug 20, 2011 8:12 am
Forum: Local Maker Projects
Topic: Aluminum Foundry Mk III
Replies: 14
Views: 6859

Re: Aluminum Foundry Mk III

curious... what items are going to be cast?
by bobble
Fri Aug 19, 2011 3:46 pm
Forum: Local Maker Projects
Topic: Aluminum Foundry Mk III
Replies: 14
Views: 6859

Re: Aluminum Foundry Mk III

don't use kitty litter when you can buy bentonite. i bought some from from minnesota clay in edina right off washington. (http://www.minnesotaclayusa.com/). the stuff i bought was super fine. it'd be better to get real green sand but i'm cheap. http://www.tcmaker.org/blog/2009/10/discernibly-awesome...
by bobble
Sun Jul 31, 2011 7:26 pm
Forum: Uses/Equipment
Topic: Beagleboard or Pandaboard
Replies: 5
Views: 1898

Re: Beagleboard or Pandaboard

Our project was to build an camera that could interface with either local wireless networks or a cellular data network. It was to be positioned in a stainless steel cylinder at boat launches across the state to monitor if boaters were following proper protocol in regards to invasive species. We wer...
by bobble
Fri Nov 26, 2010 7:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A foundry for melting all things known to man
Replies: 7
Views: 532

Re: A foundry for melting all things known to man

solar energy is fun!



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by bobble
Sat Sep 18, 2010 7:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm The Operator Of My Pocket Calculator
Replies: 1
Views: 853

I'm The Operator Of My Pocket Calculator

bobble make mow-dometer! [this is old... did this back in '98. i was trying to figure out how much fertilizer to buy. i was cleaning out the garage today. found the calculator.] http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4091/5002192575_2fbb642260.jpg took a calculator and connected a reed switch to the "=...
by bobble
Sat Sep 04, 2010 2:45 pm
Forum: Group Projects
Topic: Furnace for Metal Casting
Replies: 38
Views: 7410

Re: Furnace for Metal Casting

Kory wrote:Bobble,

Thanks for sharing your adventures. The gingery lathe was the first thing I thought of too, but common sense intervened. Have to get the sketch pad out I guess.


kory, what are you going to cast?

anyone have any cool casting ideas?
by bobble
Sat Sep 04, 2010 9:08 am
Forum: Group Projects
Topic: Furnace for Metal Casting
Replies: 38
Views: 7410

Re: Furnace for Metal Casting

i chronicled my misadventures with aluminum casting in this thread. http://www.tcmaker.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=4681#p4681 made a cheap charcoal foundry set up. i used a couple of tins mounted together. got a steel milk pitcher from ikea for the crucible. i've been trying to dream up something cool...
by bobble
Mon Jul 26, 2010 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Red Bull's Flutag coming to Harriet Island this summer!!!!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 1159

Re: Red Bull's Flutag coming to Harriet Island this summer!!

ms. bobble and i attended. we got there just as it started. we stood on the stairs at the science museum. it got crowded quick. people were sitting on the stairs like stadium seating. the view from across the river wasn't too bad although i wish we were closer. we could see people hurling themselves...
by bobble
Sun Jul 04, 2010 8:41 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Devo
Replies: 1
Views: 1009

Devo

any Devo fans out there? saw them last night at the apple valley zoo. crazy place for a concert. only complaint was it was so damn hot and humid. my biggest regret was not bringing in a camera. last time i saw them was back around '84 at the northrup. show was good. heard two new songs, then they pl...
by bobble
Sun Jun 06, 2010 3:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Radio Shack Catalogs Online!
Replies: 2
Views: 899

Re: Radio Shack Catalogs Online!

that cracks me up. as a kid, i used to love pouring through the radio shack catalog. had the 150-in-1 project kit and some of those red project box kits -- the AM transmitter and the neon blinkie light kit. used to be every couple weeks there was coupon in the paper for a free crappy flashlight. and...

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