Scale model cockpit FPV

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 vintage motorcycles An Etsy portrait. Thanks, Danny.

Tequila Sleeve

tequila the champs
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

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

The Nothing Box

nothing box


Thunderbirds are go
Are Go!

Command Center

command center
Sweet assemblage spaceship’s bridge.

Four Drano’s

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

Toothpaste Aerosol

toothpaste aerosol
Aerosol toothpaste

The debris count is in

fine art giveaway

The new guardian of the Ken Barrett micro-painting is Allen Ormond with his guess of 88 items. Congratulations, Allen!

The actual number was 89, and consisted of the following hardware blend:

  • 58 screws
  • 2 short carriage bolts
  • 2 wing nuts
  • 2 rubber washers
  • 1 sliding door cup pull
  • 4 plastic screw anchors
  • 2 small hex nuts
  • 1 split washer
  • 2 zinc flat washers
  • 6 nails
  • 2 picture hangers
  • 3 mirror clips
  • 1 mini-blind bracket
  • 1 flat plastic bracket or gasket
  • 2 copper staples

There was also a small pile of wood chips and miniscule shop debris, but as stated in the contest rules, those were not to be included in the final count.

I did blink for just a second as to whether or not the 2 used staples belonged in the un-countable refuse pile, but I quickly decided that being metalic fasteners, they were in the same class as the majority of bits in the collection. Had I decided not to count the staples, the winner would have been vladimer kerchenko with his guess of 87. This would have made things slightly more interesting since his entry had the following contingency attached:

33 tin-tin? 44 steve james??????

no way man theres gotta be upwards of 87 bits and pieces in there…. i say i’m going to win and when i do i will donate the painting to whomever i think wrote the most god-awful post ib the contest…. ooops, looks like i started my own lil sub-contest here…. sorry schteve!

So, judging would have defaulted to Vlad, who would then have chosen the most “god-awful” post, and transfered ownership of the painting to that poster. To his credit, Vlademer did swoop in and steer the bidding into the right ball park. Prior to his “wake up call” the guesses had been trending ridiculously low.

Better luck next time Vlad-O!

One Response to “The debris count is in”

  1. vladimer kerchenko Says:

    No Way Man!!!! I demand I re-count!!!!!




    R-E-C-O-U-N-T !

    Perhaps you mis-counted Dr. Lodefink? Maybe you had eaten some toast with Mrs. Pearson’s hallucinogenic raspberry jam right before you counted them??????

    If the glove does not fit you must acquit!!! Uh, ummm……….. ah..

    Okay….. lets drag this one out like Bush V Gore until all the bits and pieces are counted.

    By the way…… in this alternate universe where like hanging-chads staples do not count I hereby declare Jacob the winner since I deemed his post the most God-Awful ….. I have copied it here for your amusement (sorry jacob, but your post was just too god-awful to let by!) “this is an interesting way to give away a painting… have you worked in marketing & promotions before? I say exactly 88″

    HEY!!!!!! WHAT THE HAIL??!?!?!? He guessed exactly 88 !!! So its technically a tie, aint it?? But no, since he was teh 2nd one to guess 88 he looses…. poor fella… a triple looser since he guessed right, but wasn’t the first to guess 88, wrote the most god-awful post AND since teh staples were counted lost the right to be awarded the painting on two counts! Poor lil fella.

    Nice contest!