Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Replacing a ceiling fan with a light fixture

[Content note: hand injury]

In which we replaced a Hampton Bay ceiling fan with a Bel Air lighting fixture.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Personal Experience: Making a game-show buzzer controller

To kick off the new year, I teamed up with Aaron (he has a blog!) to put together a game show buzzer system for a project he's working on. We followed the directions from an Instructables guide, which were pretty straightforward. You'll want to read that all the way through if you want to follow in detail what we did; I'm going to talk about the highlights and gotchas we discovered, but not do a blow-by-blow replay of the Insructable itself.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Personal Experience: Building the MintyBoost v3.0 USB mini-recharger

Happy holidays!

This Christmas, my brother-in-law gave me the best gift: a MintyBoost v3.0 construction kit and associated small electronics components. I set to work right after the holiday rush died down putting it together; my thoughts on the project follow.