It is nearing Christmas time again. Last year, I was in an apartment that was doing a Christmas Light Decoration Competition. The first three winner received a discount on the next months rent. So I decided to order some RGB LED strips from banggood.com and make some really cool IR controllable stars. The process was simple, […]
I recently acquired an LED flood light to help shed some light on my projects. I found that it works best if it is mounted up high. To do this, without putting holes in the wall, I used my tripod. It has a quick release attachment that I find very useful. This quick release mechanism […]
I wanted to put my name to my cube and do it with style. I’d like to thank my brother, Jon Kackstaetter, for lending me his talents in3D CAD design and 3D Printing. Check out more of his work at www.tangibletec.com
EDIT: Now you can start building your Xbox One games library from your Xbox 360. Just go to “Games with Gold” from the Gold tile on Home. For a while now Microsoft has been giving away free games to their Xbox live gold members twice a month. When the Xbox One came out they included the […]
Here you can see all the components used in the lamp. It originally used E14 small screw 40w incandescent bulb. And has been modified to use 8 bright white LEDs. The circuit is pretty simple. I’m using the innards of a 120V AC to 6V DC transformer in series with an 8.2 ohm resistor to power the LEDs. The […]
So I did find a clock, that wasn’t in use and the mechanism was just a tad bit too big, but I made it work. I think it turned out well. Now it is functional art.
While Cleaning up I came across some hardware that I’m sure I wouldn’t be using in any project. So I decided to make my own bit of art.
I’ve been using this headset with my Xbox 360 for a while now. But I always found it so cumbersome to use by running an extension from the end of the cable up to where I hold my controller. So about 3 months ago I modified them to be the perfect Xbox headset. I realize […]
Li-ion Battery Tester While working at Macalegin Electronics I discovered that many times we need to verify the charge on a cell phone battery. We have a multimeter but is a little cumbersome to use especially when testing several batteries at once. So I had the opportunity of designing and building a Li-Ion Battery tester […]
A week ago my brother invited me to join him for an Anything Goes pinewood derby race. I have great memories of building these cars with my Dad and wouldn’t pass up an opportunity to relive those moments. First I designed my car in Sketch-Up, and then built the car from a standard derby kit. […]