Monthly Archive: May 2015

May 30

Solar Aircraft starts Six Day Journey

As reported over at my favorite Geek News site ars technica, Solar Impulse 2 began its 6 day five night stay in the sky as it flies from Nanjing, China to Hawaii. If its successful, it’ll not just be the first solar powered aircraft to make this journey but it’ll also be the longest successful …

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May 24

Garage Sale Stella: Pain in the (guitar) neck reset

Neck Reset for Dummies The awesome thing about the guitar is that it came with a half decent case that my other guitar fits in. The not so awesome thing is that it’s downright impossible to play. The action (the distance from the fretboard to the strings) is so high (far) that simply pressing down …

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May 20

Drone used to save lives in Texas

Now this is what I call proper use of technology. The floodwater was too swift to get somebody to the trailer, and they couldn’t get them a line because it was too far away. In comes a volunteer who uses his drone for good deeds. Because of the drone, they were able to get them …

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May 19

Build A 70 Amp Arc Welder

In this post my intent is to show you the original tutorial that I used to build my 70 amp arc welder (pictured left). I built it myself using Microwave Oven Transformers. I intend to build another one this year and will use these instructions again. Since the original site, aaawelder.com is offline, I utilized …

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May 17

Garage Sale Stella 12 String Guitar

Got this at a garage sale over the weekend, and the first thing I did was break a string trying to tune it! I got some new strings from Amazon and strung it up, and it plays! Here are some pictures.   The guitar is a Silvertone 319.66609, and is one of hundreds of thousands of …

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