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Tardis pattern fabric

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Knowing the overlap between SPWS fans and Doctor Who fans is, to put it midly, healthy- I knew you'd enjoy this Tardis pattern I submitted to Spoonflower. Spoonflower is a print on demand site for fabric- upload your designs and order them with a choice of several fabrics. If

Putting Old Lenses on a Canon DSLR

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While digging through my old camera equipment I came across my Grandfather’s 35mm Exa . While I have absolutely no desire to revisit the days of film, I was kind of interested in what sort of image the old German made lens would produce on my modern Canon DSLR

Tom Sepe’s Steampunk Motorbike

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An Interview By Meredith Scheff Wandering through the industrial neighborhood of West Oakland, You'll find more than a few warehouse art studios, each one filled to the brim with all manner of projects; from giant robots to huge metal art – and of course steam machines. A few days

Hey guys I made a TreeHat

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  And when I get home I put it on my hat tree.

Man Krew

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  (photo: myself at the 2009 Man Build) About 23 miles north of the middle of nowhere lies a small, innocuous ranch. A sign, about the same prominence as the NO TRESPASSING beside it, identifies it as Black Rock Station Storage and Production Facility. This is Burning Man's work ranch.

Flexi PCBs version 2- StarBoards!

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I'll start where I left off. Previously, I was using the sharpie resist method. Good for rapid prototyping, but bad for precision and reproduction. The answer? Put the stuff through the laser printer, obviously. I made a template in Illustrator of all the parts I needed to make the

Sew-through Soft Circuits

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Your mostly-humble narrator I've had an off-and-on love affair with soft circuits since I became aware of them. Unfortunately, all the pre-made boards for soft circuits are clumsy (being traditional hard PCBs) and finnicky (hard to keep a good connection) to use. Being a good little hacker, I decided

Foundry Furnace Part 4 – Gasoline Burner

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This video is an overview of the gasoline burner systems and a test firing of the foundry furnace: Gasoline and Waste Oil Foundry Furnace from Jake von Slatt on Vimeo. Jake von Slatt's gasoline and waste oil foundry, tour and test firing of the gasoline injector system. For the

Chandelier Candle Retro-fit

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When we moved into our house there was an electric chandelier in our dining room.  It was an adequate enough fixture but incandescent chandeliers are terribly inefficient, six 25 watt bulbs actually put out a fraction of the amount of light as a single bulb of half the combined

Franklin’s Bells – Demonstration of Electrostatics with Wimshurst Machine

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