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Eamespunk Recumbent Trike

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  Wow! This bent-wood ‘bent is beautiful! Click through for a build log – english translation is here.

Steampunk’d Wacom Tablet

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 Dan writes: This whole thing started when I dropped my graphire3 wacom tablet.  Everything worked just fine, but the case cracked and would not stay together.  After some soul searching I decided that since I couldn’t use the thing in its current condition I might as well try and

Rick’s Wimshurst Machine

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Another Wimshurst Machine is finished! This is the third complete one I’ve seen and one of at least half a dozen in process.  If you’re working on a Wimshurst by all means send along some photos! I am fascinated by the individual modification to the basic design people are coming

Makeshift Forklift

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A couple of months ago The Lady asked me to move the kid’s playhouse to a different part of the yard.  Not having access to a fork lift, I fig’red that I could mount a 2" hitch ball on the Yaris’ tow bar and make a "fork truck" with

Meredith Scheff at MISSION: Comics and Arts

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Our own Meredith Scheff be showing her art in a show tomorrow. It’s her first show outside of school and she would love to see you all there. There will be prints, originals, and comics.  here’s the info: http://www.missioncomicsandart.com/upcomming Space Gallery: 1141 Polk St., San Francisco, CA 94109 on

A Visual Aid for Bike Design

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For Halloween I made a Witch on a broomstick out of 2" thick Styrofoam insulation. I got my 8 year old daughter to pose with a broom and then I snapped a picture with my digital camera. I did an "edge trace" with Paint Shop Pro and used the

Front Wheel Drive Moving Bottom Bracket Experiments

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Some random experiments with front wheel drive bikes. Originally published at Bike-Recumbent.com  The first iteration is based on Tom Traylor's designs. As with the SWB project I am looking for a bike that I can ultimately try and put in a full fairing. With the short wheelbase bike I

Cheap Hydration System for a Recumbent Bicycle.

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When I changed the handlebars on my Tour Easy for a "T" bar arrangement I needed to find a new place for my water bottles. I took a look at some of the Camelback type systems available but balked at their prices. In the past I'd used homemade "hydration"

Jake’s Google Reader Shared Items

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I’ve decided that I’m not going to maintain the feed to SPWS from my Google Reader shared item page.  However, if you are still interested in watching the feed, you’ll find it Here.   Jake.

Stunning Etched Brass Modular Synth

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  I am just speechless.  More here und here via Burnlab