Attention whore thread
04-17-2014, 03:09 AM,
Post: #101
RE: Attention whore thread
(04-16-2014, 07:59 AM)more or less Wrote:
(04-11-2014, 03:19 AM)tobobo Wrote: Seems like I'm the lead developer for a startup that just got accepted to be part of a cool incubator in SF. STARTUPS!! More details soon.


DOES THIS MEAN SOMEONE SITS ON YOU ALL DAY?

Ahh hope so
04-21-2014, 04:25 AM,
Post: #102
RE: Attention whore thread
As of right now I'm in Chicago.
My logic is infallible. Resistance is futile.
04-21-2014, 04:40 AM,
Post: #103
RE: Attention whore thread
(04-16-2014, 01:54 PM)tobobo Wrote: I'm going to a math rock show tonight...

What the heck is a math rock? Is this like nerdcore or something?
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04-21-2014, 05:52 AM, (This post was last modified: 04-21-2014, 05:58 AM by tobobo.)
Post: #104
RE: Attention whore thread
Math rock is a catch-all for rock music that emphasizes bizarre rhythms and time signatures.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26VOfPwgM_w

Note that that is not the band I went to see.
04-21-2014, 07:29 AM,
Post: #105
RE: Attention whore thread
Math rock is a music media convention for hipsters and doesn't really mean anything.

And I prefer calling it art rawk anyways. ;)
04-21-2014, 09:12 AM,
Post: #106
RE: Attention whore thread
I should have painted the pedal case first. Call that tuition. But, I'm still quite pleased with my Krylon Enamel / Sharpie finish.

Tomorrow I'll add several coats of clear.


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bedstuy Wrote:mocking a pair of $500 jeans is a form of class warfare... why do you hate my social status?
04-21-2014, 09:21 AM,
Post: #107
RE: Attention whore thread
Up
The chaos army seems suspiciously well organized.
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04-21-2014, 09:28 AM,
Post: #108
RE: Attention whore thread
And now I'm in Orlando. Florida, not Bloom.
My logic is infallible. Resistance is futile.
04-21-2014, 09:35 AM,
Post: #109
RE: Attention whore thread
(04-21-2014, 09:28 AM)FuturDreamz Wrote: And now I'm in Orlando. Florida, not Bloom.

If you get into any type of altercation, be sure to Stand Your Ground!
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05-03-2014, 09:46 PM,
Post: #110
RE: Attention whore thread
My son's school has been around for 100 years, so they had a "centennial" party yesterday. As a part of that, they wanted cars from each decade on display. I was there representing the '70s, right next to an amazingly unmolested DeLorean repping the '80s.

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Also there from 1970 was this Cutlass Indy pace car

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The poop factories next to my poop factories were there to be 1900s "cars"

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Other than that, not much interesting.

A '64.5 Mustang

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An old 'T

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Your usual '56 and '57 Chevies

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'39 Coupes
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This truck was a little bit of everything ('60 body on a '78 frame, with a n '88 engine, a '96 steering column, and '04 seats), I called it his "Johnny Cash" truck after "One Piece at a Time".

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"The 300ZX Turbo is a dance; it's a song; it's rolling, roaring automotive art. There is no color that doesn't suit it. There is no mood-lifting chemical substance it can't replace." - Automobile Magazine
05-04-2014, 11:04 AM,
Post: #111
RE: Attention whore thread
I was disappointed the first time I saw a DMC-12 because the doors didn't do that whoosh sound like in Back to the Future.
05-04-2014, 01:32 PM,
Post: #112
RE: Attention whore thread
Ran across a classic car show today. It had the usual suspects of shiny muscle. But what pleased me most was a factory restoration of a '68/69 Skylark. It was purty.
The chaos army seems suspiciously well organized.
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05-04-2014, 01:39 PM,
Post: #113
RE: Attention whore thread
I'm still partial to the late 1980's minitrucks.
My logic is infallible. Resistance is futile.
06-12-2014, 10:56 AM,
Post: #114
RE: Attention whore thread
I made a tube amp. Built from a kit, it's based on the 50s Fender Champ circuit. Tweedy and delicious. You might know the Champ from such recordings as Layla, La Grange, and Rocky Mountain Way.

It sounds great. I just got the cabinet today, and finally put it all together.

Look at this monster!
   

OK, so it's not really a monster, so much as a 5W amp with an 8" speaker. It looks tamer here.
   

And if you're curious who provides the kit, well, they brand their speakers. It's a very good kit, and a very good driver. I thought I'd need to get a new speaker, but so far (first day really), I'm very pleased.
   

Lastly, a gut shot. So all you soldering pros can see that I'm a noob at it. But it's a whole lot better than I did on the tremolo pedal I did a little while back!
   

Next up is a badge for the front. Champ needs name. And while I could procure a retro looking badge, I think I might try to do something 3D printed... like a relief of a scene. I'm not sure what yet. I think it'll be clearer once I come up with name.
bedstuy Wrote:mocking a pair of $500 jeans is a form of class warfare... why do you hate my social status?
06-12-2014, 01:54 PM, (This post was last modified: 06-12-2014, 01:54 PM by Jehannum.)
Post: #115
RE: Attention whore thread
Looking good, roo.
"The 300ZX Turbo is a dance; it's a song; it's rolling, roaring automotive art. There is no color that doesn't suit it. There is no mood-lifting chemical substance it can't replace." - Automobile Magazine
06-12-2014, 03:01 PM,
Post: #116
RE: Attention whore thread
Nice work, roo! And Jeh, that looks fun. I drove my Grandfather's 64.5 mustang the other day which was a good time. Classy event on the school's part, and awesome that they got a delorean.
06-12-2014, 04:05 PM,
Post: #117
RE: Attention whore thread
I've seen worse soldering on originals, so you're in the clear. That's a real nice project, and well executed.
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06-12-2014, 11:07 PM, (This post was last modified: 06-12-2014, 11:08 PM by Jehannum.)
Post: #118
RE: Attention whore thread
I suggest "mighty mite" as a name.
"The 300ZX Turbo is a dance; it's a song; it's rolling, roaring automotive art. There is no color that doesn't suit it. There is no mood-lifting chemical substance it can't replace." - Automobile Magazine
06-13-2014, 02:04 AM, (This post was last modified: 06-13-2014, 02:05 AM by agedgruel.)
Post: #119
RE: Attention whore thread
That looks like it was a lot of fun, roo. And it'll probably be even more fun now.

/Play some Skynyrd, man!
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06-29-2014, 05:03 AM,
Post: #120
RE: Attention whore thread
Helped a friend build a "media cabinet" for his parents' anniversary and his mom's retirement. It should hold many hundreds of DVDs.

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"The 300ZX Turbo is a dance; it's a song; it's rolling, roaring automotive art. There is no color that doesn't suit it. There is no mood-lifting chemical substance it can't replace." - Automobile Magazine
07-20-2014, 01:21 PM,
Post: #121
RE: Attention whore thread
I bought an Arduino starter kit. It's a lot of fun to build stupid things. One of the sample projects maps a pot to a servo, so as you turn the pot, the servo turns. I made a real life careometer. Except it's an interestometer, and it measures frigs.

I'd post a pic, but it's just cut up corrugated cardboard with Sharpie. Pretty lame, really.
bedstuy Wrote:mocking a pair of $500 jeans is a form of class warfare... why do you hate my social status?
07-21-2014, 03:46 AM, (This post was last modified: 07-21-2014, 03:47 AM by Jehannum.)
Post: #122
RE: Attention whore thread
(07-20-2014, 01:21 PM)roo Wrote: I bought an Arduino starter kit. It's a lot of fun to build stupid things. One of the sample projects maps a pot to a servo, so as you turn the pot, the servo turns. I made a real life careometer. Except it's an interestometer, and it measures frigs.

I'd post a pic, but it's just cut up corrugated cardboard with Sharpie. Pretty lame, really.

I have one of the micro-arduino kits that I use for dual deployment on my rockets. Because I launch ones that go really high, I don't want the really big parachute to come out until well after apogee (usually I'll blow the second deployment charge at around 100m AGL), because I'm lazy, and don't want to walk miles and miles to get the damned thing.

My boss was somewhat alarmed when I told him I was using it to set off explosives at a predetermined altitude. I think his response was "you're using an arduino to time an airburst?"

His claim to fame was trying to make a strain gauge with his arduino, but he neglected to shield the cable between the plates and the electronics module, so he ended up with a really sensitive metal detector instead.
"The 300ZX Turbo is a dance; it's a song; it's rolling, roaring automotive art. There is no color that doesn't suit it. There is no mood-lifting chemical substance it can't replace." - Automobile Magazine
07-21-2014, 07:36 AM,
Post: #123
RE: Attention whore thread
I have gone 3/4 wookie!

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07-21-2014, 09:41 AM,
Post: #124
RE: Attention whore thread
(07-21-2014, 03:46 AM)Jehannum Wrote:
(07-20-2014, 01:21 PM)roo Wrote: I bought an Arduino starter kit. It's a lot of fun to build stupid things. One of the sample projects maps a pot to a servo, so as you turn the pot, the servo turns. I made a real life careometer. Except it's an interestometer, and it measures frigs.

I'd post a pic, but it's just cut up corrugated cardboard with Sharpie. Pretty lame, really.

I have one of the micro-arduino kits that I use for dual deployment on my rockets. Because I launch ones that go really high, I don't want the really big parachute to come out until well after apogee (usually I'll blow the second deployment charge at around 100m AGL), because I'm lazy, and don't want to walk miles and miles to get the damned thing.

My boss was somewhat alarmed when I told him I was using it to set off explosives at a predetermined altitude. I think his response was "you're using an arduino to time an airburst?"

His claim to fame was trying to make a strain gauge with his arduino, but he neglected to shield the cable between the plates and the electronics module, so he ended up with a really sensitive metal detector instead.

I like the parachute idea. Does it respond to a radio signal, or is it based on a timer or altimeter? I kinda like the idea of having a charge on a radio signal too.
bedstuy Wrote:mocking a pair of $500 jeans is a form of class warfare... why do you hate my social status?
07-22-2014, 01:30 AM, (This post was last modified: 07-22-2014, 01:41 AM by Jehannum.)
Post: #125
RE: Attention whore thread
(07-21-2014, 09:41 AM)roo Wrote:
(07-21-2014, 03:46 AM)Jehannum Wrote:
(07-20-2014, 01:21 PM)roo Wrote: I bought an Arduino starter kit. It's a lot of fun to build stupid things. One of the sample projects maps a pot to a servo, so as you turn the pot, the servo turns. I made a real life careometer. Except it's an interestometer, and it measures frigs.

I'd post a pic, but it's just cut up corrugated cardboard with Sharpie. Pretty lame, really.

I have one of the micro-arduino kits that I use for dual deployment on my rockets. Because I launch ones that go really high, I don't want the really big parachute to come out until well after apogee (usually I'll blow the second deployment charge at around 100m AGL), because I'm lazy, and don't want to walk miles and miles to get the damned thing.

My boss was somewhat alarmed when I told him I was using it to set off explosives at a predetermined altitude. I think his response was "you're using an arduino to time an airburst?"

His claim to fame was trying to make a strain gauge with his arduino, but he neglected to shield the cable between the plates and the electronics module, so he ended up with a really sensitive metal detector instead.

I like the parachute idea. Does it respond to a radio signal, or is it based on a timer or altimeter? I kinda like the idea of having a charge on a radio signal too.

It primarily uses a GPS altitude reading, but that's backed up by a pressure sensor (barometer), should it fail to acquire positive lock.

Without an amateur radio operator license, I'm pretty limited in what I'm allowed to do with radio signals. I could go the IED route and attach a cell phone to the rocket, but that's about $50 more than I'm willing to stuff into the electronics bay of a rocket that's packed full of explosives.
"The 300ZX Turbo is a dance; it's a song; it's rolling, roaring automotive art. There is no color that doesn't suit it. There is no mood-lifting chemical substance it can't replace." - Automobile Magazine


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