Alcatraz Jan30

Alcatraz

I’ve been to San Francisco and seen the island from the wharf many times. ¬†During this last trip, we finally got around to taking the tour of the island. ¬†Initially I was a little reluctant, figuring it was going to be a tourist trap, but the ferry ride was short and pleasant (despite...

Fume Extractor Jan11

Fume Extractor

The fan is pulled from a PowerMac G5, the switch from some old electronic equipment and the battery holder I got from some electronics company as a free sample. Just add in a charcoal filter and Boom! fume extractor. This is obviously for use in removing toxic solder fumes from the area,...

My First CNC Machine Jan10

My First CNC Machine

A Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machine is a device that uses a computer to mill very precisely using a spindle and special software. This CNC machine was constructed for under $500, which is significantly less than commercial models. I can now do my own engravings and make custom parts...