F I N K B U I L T

Scale model cockpit FPV

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cool scale cockpit video

Funny Zoo Snap

man enjoys elephant My wife noticed this in the family archives.

RC Nitro motorcycle racing

rc motorcycle Motorcycle racing in Lilliput.

Manned RC Multicopter

manned multicopter
Here’s an RC multicopter big enough to ride on!

Make: Talk 004

make: Talk 004
I had a fun time talking to Mark Frauenfelder in episode 4 of his new podcast, Make: Talk!

One Man Basement Band

one man band
I feel like I could be getting more mileage out of my right foot.

Liberty

liberty vintage motorcycles An Etsy portrait. Thanks, Danny.

Tequila Sleeve

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Champs sleeve

Wolf-Stelzer Book Lamp

Book Lamp
My friend Tess just made the cover of ReadyMade with her cool lamp design.

Tree Stump Bug

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Can this be for real? The design is so awesomely Thunderbirds. Via

The Nothing Box

nothing box

Thunderbirds

Thunderbirds are go
Are Go!

Command Center

command center
Sweet assemblage spaceship’s bridge.

Four Drano’s

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Watch the sink slowly, all but disappear from the design .

Toothpaste Aerosol

toothpaste aerosol
Aerosol toothpaste





Archive for the 'Debris' Category

Member in Good Standing

Friday, February 19th, 2010

I remember filling out the application that came stuffed in the liner of my copy of Duty Now for the Future.

Garage Sale Report – August 22, 2009

Monday, August 24th, 2009

There was a time when I was an avid garage saler, addicted to the thrill of the hunt and anxious to harvest the bounty of better than new, once treasured goods that the weekend had to offer. Not so much in recent years. These days, I am pretty happy to live vicariously through Mr. Jalopy. […]

My Robot Made This

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

I ran the first machining job with my newly operational Lumenlab Micro CNC robot (did you hear the champagne cork pop?). I say newly operational, since I won’t consider this thing “finished” for a long time, if ever. I anticipate fitting new tools to the machine to do different things for years to come. Lithophane […]

TV Treat

Saturday, March 14th, 2009

Thankfully, my 6 year-old son has no interest in this outstanding vintage Towncraft blue ringer TV treat pajama top as a replacement for his worn-out favorite PJ’s. My friend Pat gave us this shirt when we first got pregnant, and I’ve been savoring notion of someday outfitting one of the kids with it. But since […]

DIY Fog Screen

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

If you’ve ever ridden latest iteration of the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland, you will remember how, right before you hit the first drop, you are greeted with the ghostly image of the tentacle-faced Davey Jones creature warning you that “dead men tell no tales”. I certainly did. The effect uses rear-projection video, […]

Purple Blown Motor in Stereo

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

Stereo pair set up for Cross-Eyed viewing.

The Great Internet Migratory Box Of Electronics Junk

Saturday, June 14th, 2008

Taken – read Flickr notes. ”The Great Internet Migratory Box Of Electronics Junk is a progressive lending library of electronic components. An internet meme in physical form halfway between P2P zip-archive sharing and a flea market. It arrives full of wonderful (and possibly useless) components, but you will surely find some treasures to keep. You […]

Cuckoo For Cocopunk

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

Although coconut shells do have some well established niche market uses such as novelty swimwear and small caged-pet shelters, I can’t help but to feel as though too many of them are going to waste. The New Altoids Tin? No I don’t mean as a mint holder, but as an improvised homebrew electronics project enclosure. […]

Lightsabers 2.0

Saturday, October 13th, 2007

I think that I may have just out-nerded myself. You see, the 2-minute dueling sabers were fun for a couple of days, but they weren’t the most durable things in the world and were a bit lacking in the realism department. So I decided to build a nicer set of “elegant weapons from a more […]

Hyperstereo Seattle

Thursday, August 2nd, 2007

Here are 3 hyperstereo views of Seattle, taken from the observation deck of Smith Tower. These stereo pairs are set up for cross-eyed viewing. Hyperstereo Hyperstereograms are image pairs that are made using a larger than human interocular spacing. Huh? You know, the cameras are further apart than your eyes. The effect on a landscape […]