Thursday, June 28, 2012

00633 DIYFS FPCB talk


I'm giving a mini lecture about DIYFS FPCBs on Monday night at Nerd night in the pub opposite the town church. Looking back on what I'm going to be saying I can only imagine being met with blank staring faces and a growing sense of bewilderment.

'S pretty much how I look all the time.

In the meantime I'm trying to make a tiny, weeny smd die. Far more complicated than I ever imagined possible.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

00631 Space marine

Space marine

I have mostly been painting space marines.

Like you do.

00630 Surface mountage

Teeny tiny transistor

This transistor appears small next to a 1p, but considering that they are manufactured on a near-atomic scale these days, it's pretty massive.

Knowing that the world of technology is moving towards a miniaturised future, I am chasing hard to bring down the size of my stuff. By my calculations I will never catch up and in fact the bleeding edge of the technological revolution is leaving me behind at some speed.

I don't find that even slightly off-putting.


SMD Intervalometer     SMD Intervalometer  

SMD Intervalometer

This is an intervalometer for my camera, but it's so small I lost it.

Sunday, June 03, 2012

00629 Workbench

I'm hoping to get hold of a fair bit of wood soon, so that I can get on with making some shelves with a mate from work. In the meantime I'm busy working on projects dressed in my pyjamas


And I'm an eight year old girl

00628 Boat floating

Herm Pooh Stick

Herm Pooh Stick

Petiti Port Pooh Stick  Marble Bay boat  Marble Bay boat  

There's been a recent slew of boats rolling out of the shipyards here.

Petiti Port Pooh Stick

This last one's had a film made about it. I'm just struggling with the music before I publish it. The choice is whether to use music that I can find or to make it myself and risk it being really bad. The risk is coming in at around 95% certainty of badness.

00627 Switchies


So, basically throwies but with switches, right?

Nothing short of a power saving revolution.Bit weak around the solder joint where pins meet at 90 degrees mind, but as long as I don't give them to the kids.

Doh! I gave them to the kids.