Little weirdo “Foggy” for the win!More...
Chicken Coop Arduino Controller
When I started my chicken coop, I knew I wanted it to be technically advanced, but I didn’t really want it to *look* too high tech, and not too “country” either. So I just went for it and I’m pretty happy with the results. Being the chicken nerd I am, I loved every phase of combining technology with building a chicken coop and raising chickens. (I actually don’t think I’ll ever want to stop adding to it ...More...
Note: this is currently working in my front yard to help keep deer from munching on our “deer resistant” plants. (insert sarcastic tone here; apparently deer haven’t read this list of plants) Anyway, this seems to really help as deer don’t like funny noises in the middle of the night and HATE to be stared at by cougars. (mountain lions, not middle-aged ladies) I’m still working on this project, but having trouble getting the mp3 ...More...
I recently went to a meeting at the Downtown Business Association in Auburn, CA and was completely impressed with a presentation given by the Chief of the Police as well as members of various charitable organizations. In short, they let us know that there were an abundance of resources available to help the homeless. These resources included FREE clothing, food, shelter, medical, dental and vision care. (they even mentioned there were resources available for 1 year’s worth of ...More...
Posted by: David Naves
Put their techno-obsession to good use… get them an Arduino!
Do you have a child who is addicted to gaming? (Minecraft? Halo? – the list could go on forever) Or maybe an engineer in the making? Well, I do and sometimes it drives me nuts because I feel his time is being wasted on “GAMES.” It occurred to me that part of the obsession with technology isn’t necessarily bad. Technology is here to stay (especially in ...More...
This slow, not so typical shuffle groove for “Black Velvet” just kills me every time I hear it. I thought it was worth transcribing and posting this as many drummers out in the world want to know how to play it and/or read it. You’ll notice that although it’s a *relatively* simple triplet/ /shuffle / rock beat, Anderson’s accents on the hats (3rd beat of 1st triplet and 2nd beat of 2nd triplet, the whole song seriously swings. ...More...
Do you have a PVC irrigation system in your yard?
If you do, is any of it exposed to the sun? if so, it’s bad.
Because it becomes brittle by the UV Rays.
Here are the affects on PVC when exposed to sunlight over time:
|Impact Strength||Impact Resistance||Decrease|
|Tensile Strength||Pressure Capacity||No Effect|
|Modulus of Elasticity||Pipe Stiffness||No Effect|
What can be done to prevent PVC damage from the sun:
Wrap it or paint it. (wrapping is better if you live in cold climates to avoid ...More...
Posted by: David Naves
One of the best scenes I’ve ever seen in a movie. I have always loved his acting, but I will forever be an enormous fan of Jason Bateman after watching him act in this movie.
You’ll notice that even Ben Affleck can’t hold it together while Jason rocks it… (check it)