So...what are you working on?

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uptownmaker
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Re: So...what are you working on?

Postby uptownmaker » Thu Jan 29, 2009 7:23 pm

Hacked-up Senseo coffee maker which heats water for coffee or tea in the mornings and also goes uses an Arduino to fetch weather reports and bus delay info from the web...

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Nicholas Lee
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Re: So...what are you working on?

Postby Nicholas Lee » Thu Jan 29, 2009 9:54 pm

you guys are busy! i've learnt i need to set modest goals first, as i lack the time and skills.

ive been working on:
-cardboard cat bed/lounger (done!)
-computer temperature controlled recirculating hot water bath (for food)
-"mural" blending the lady liberty and the chinese goddess of mercy
-wooden figurines/carvings of cute-sy creatures.

what i want to build/make if i have the space/time/skills:
-steam box, for bending wood.
-personal solder station (with fume extractor, magnifying lamp, and a modified set of helping hands)
-photography lightbox
-herb greenhouse, with computer controlled light and humidity, with a watering system
-some website to document all of this, and chart my knowledge areas and progress

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idris_arslanian
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Re: So...what are you working on?

Postby idris_arslanian » Fri Jan 30, 2009 6:49 am

Nick, you're building a Sous Vide machine? That's awesome! My projects right now, are building a grain mill stand for my brewing using an old electric lawn mower motor that I found in our shed when we moved in. Also trying to get supplies together to finish our basement.

-Dave

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darus67
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Re: So...what are you working on?

Postby darus67 » Tue Feb 03, 2009 12:53 am

I have a project in the background to interface a PS2 Guitar Hero controller to an arduino, possibly with a pocket piano shield, to produce something vaguely resembling music.

My foreground task right now is learning Objective-C programming and giving a stab at I-Phone app develoment.

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DouglasG
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Re: So...what are you working on?

Postby DouglasG » Wed Feb 11, 2009 3:08 pm

I'm working on the big kahuna remodeling project. I did the bathroom thing about 6 years ago. I'm doing the kitchen now! Actually, I'm almost finished. Doors and drawers are what is left. I have plenty of woodworking projects left. Kitchen table. New entertainment center. Etc. etc. etc. etc. First, I need to manufacture some sort of time machine so I can get some time to do all of this stuff. Can an arduino do that? Anybody working on this?

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Nicholas Lee
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Re: So...what are you working on?

Postby Nicholas Lee » Fri Feb 13, 2009 1:20 pm

we should all get together to make a time machine?

(only half joking)

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Theo
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Re: So...what are you working on?

Postby Theo » Fri Feb 13, 2009 2:08 pm

I'm going to assume that the joke half is the second part, y'know, making a time machine.
Although -- who was it that's been working on the model H. G. Wells time machine? Was (is) it Blair?

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DanBackslide
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Re: So...what are you working on?

Postby DanBackslide » Fri Feb 13, 2009 8:54 pm

Yup, Blair's been working on the time machine some time now. Long-term project (he keeps getting diverted by agonizer booths, transporters and Martian cameras).
73 de KC0DZY

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gergistheword
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Re: So...what are you working on?

Postby gergistheword » Wed Mar 11, 2009 8:50 am

I am the son of a...
shop teacher. I do a fair chunk of woodworking and meatball carpentry. Recently I've started welding. I do a little electronics repair/hacking/bending. I'm kind of a hack of all trades.

Installed a deck and patio door off the kitchen.
Bathroom remodel including a laundry shoot install.
Built a (80%) soundproof studio in the basement for the band and I to practice and record.
I've been tinkering with my wife's old sturmey-archer three speed hub. Needs parts.
Circuit bending. I have 30 furby's waiting for a freaky installation project.
Front steps to my house.
I just completed my first welding project. A log rack made from my old front stair railing.
Pinewood derby track.

I am planning on a yard shed once the EPA pulls all the arsenic from my soil.
I have a motorcycle paint job to do before I get too distracted by riding it.
There are always kinetic sculpture ideas in my head. Rolling ball sculptures and whatnot.

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Re: So...what are you working on?

Postby paulsobczak » Sun Mar 22, 2009 10:07 pm

gergistheword wrote:meatball carpentry.


Please explain, I hope this is as awesome as I think it is...
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