Office stop light

Office Busy Signal Stoplight

Since I’m working from home these days, because of COVID-19 and social distancing to flatten the curve, I decided to clean my office. When I clean/organize I end up getting rid of a bunch of stuff I haven’t used in years. I also sometime find small treasures. In one of the random-stuff boxes I found […]

Installing Bath Tile

Finishing My Basement

In case anyone has been wondering why I haven’t been posting as much, I’ve been finishing my own basement for the past year and a half and counting. Just started on the bathroom today. I’ll be sure to update this post with more details and lessons learned.

Growing up with a Space Ship

I was looking though my photos today, and I came across this one of a spaceship console my dad built for us kids. I remember it being one of the coolest things ever. It wasn’t even anything too fancy. Most of if was the face of an old stereo, that he wired up to make […]

Power Wheel Hacks

We inherited this power wheels ATV from a dear family that moved out of state. It needed some “fixing” before we could have some fun with it. These are the things I’ve done to it since we got it. New Battery The original battery had long since died, and my 18V cordless drill batteries were […]

Repairing the AC

Oh fun, the AC died on us in the middle of the hot season. It seems to want to run, but doesn’t kick on properly. Doing some research online, I discovered that it must be either the relay, or the starting capacitor. Luckily I was able to find some replacements on Amazon. Those two days […]

Star Wars Thermal Detonator

This is a repair job my brother came across. Apparently there were a few of these replica Star Wars Thermal Detonators made with lights and sound. Unfortunately, the one I was asked to look at, was completely dead. It didn’t take me long to find out the problem. The owner of this prop made a […]

Let’s Play Kerbal!

My brother and I love to play video and computer games together. Usually it’s Halo, Sins of a Solar Empire, or more recently Kerbal Space Program. Tonight we decided to see how many big screens we could play it on. It worked out pretty well. Oh, and how do you play a single player game […]

Smart Chicken Coop Light

When we first got chickens, we were trying all kinds of things we read online to get the most out of our laying hens. This project was one of those silly ideas to try and provide more “daylight” for the chickens year round, so they would lay eggs year round. I through this together on […]