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Blade Left Circular Saws

So about 25 years ago I lived in a 5000sf loft space for $500/mo. The windows were falling out and the heat was splotchy but I was young and resilient and it was a great place to host parties with garage bands (NH post crack-war, pre-boom days, ahh nostalgia)… We had to build our own rooms which were more like little boxes inside of a big room so, fresh out of college I commenced to buying tools. One of my first buys was a Dewalt circular saw. I forget the model but it was simple, lightweight, trustworthy and I loved it.

Dreamjob. How Do I Apply to be an Elf in Santas Workshop?

So Gina and I were having coffee this morning and chatting with our friend Katy, when I noticed her 18 month old Paul grabbing hold of a parked bike's chain. Even though I thought this was funny (becuase for no good reason I would have done the same thing ....from his age up until about a couple of years ago) I didn't laugh but warned Katy who noted that he just had a bath (bonus dirt points) and that he really wants to ride a bike and that maybe she should get him a tricycle.

3d Printing Problems on the Replicator 2's

Was finally able to complete a print of the infamous shift knob this AM.  Used Adam vice Eve this time and tried something completely different.  I mounted the (white) filament on Eve and strung it across to Adam.  It was much easier to monitor the slack and several times detected overwraps that would have not have been seen behnd the machine.  I suspect that even minor tension on the filament will cause the type of problems I have been having.  A good solution might  be to mount the reels on the wall where they can be better observed and controlled.  You definitely can't walk away and hope

HERMS Progress

Hey MakeHaven,

Just wanted to let everyone know we have several updates to the HERMS project page.  Have a look to get up to speed.

http://makehaven.org/project/herms-heat-exchange-recirculating-mash-automated-brewing

We're still refining the process, but we're also making beer.  I was considering scheduling a brew day to introduce people to the project, and get them some time using the machine.

Arduino Matrix

My computer science teacher and I are trying to make and program an led matrix, (possibly like 5 X 5 or a little bigger). We started off with a scrolling 1 X 5 led matrix, but that the letters were pretty difficult to read and it was too simple, so we moved on to a srolling 2 X 5 matrix. However, that was still pretty dificult to read and didn't look great either. Neither of us have much experience with the hardware for excedding the maximum number of output pins.