That blows!

Doing some work on our furnace, I had the opportunity to take a picture of the blower. And, thanks to this work, I now have a much better understanding of the sensors, switches, blowers, and valves, and how they all interact. So cool! I’m looking forward to spring when I get to do the same… Continue reading That blows!

Old man’s fancy

In the fall an old man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of debugging HVAC systems. Unfortunately, not only in the fall. Now it’s the heating portion. A few Augusts ago, it was the cooling portion. The resources I found then will come in handy.

Longboard Footstop in OpenSCAD

My local library, the Hillsboro public library, has 3D printing open labs — every Monday evening for a couple of hours, the library accepts .stl files on thumb drives and prints them for free over the next week. This is such a cool resource, it seems irresponsible not to take advantage of it. For my… Continue reading Longboard Footstop in OpenSCAD

DIY Panniers

I love panniers. I just don’t like spending $100+ for a pair of ’em. When Jamie showed up at Starbucks with a DIY pannier on his bike, I knew I had to do some research. Here’s what I found: From Kitty Litter to Luggage in 30 minutes. It doesn’t get any more basic than this.… Continue reading DIY Panniers

DIY Portable Bike Repair Stand

DIY Portable Bike Repair Stand. Oh, this DIY portable bike repair stand looks pretty good, too. I like how the bike can be rotated about and clamped into position. The folding tripod’s just a bonus.

DIY Bicycle Repair Stand

Homemade Bicycle Repair Stand. Jake Khoun’s DIY bike repair stand looks easy and sturdy. Just the ticket, now that the roads are getting wet and I’ll need to clean my chain and running gear more often.