Monday, March 30, 2009


Hey guys,
I just received my TV-B-Gone in the mail today, I ordered it from Adafruit Industries, the shipping to Canada took exactly one week. I was very impressed at the detailed instructions. It took me about half an hour to assemble and test with a camera. I haven't had a chance to test it on a TV yet, but I plan on making a video of turning off all the TV's in Sears! I cant wait!


Thursday, March 26, 2009


I'm in a sorta contemplative mood, and I have come up with an interesting quote:

"Being a scientist, or an inventor, is like being a lawyer. The laws of science have been laid down years ago many have tried to outright break them and failed, they cannot be broken. the ones that are successful are the ones that find loop-holes, alter statements, try different perspectives, and sidestep these laws without ever breaking them to achieve their goal. And when one can do this, anything is possible."

Sunday, March 22, 2009

The Scotch Tape Spirograph!

Hey guys,
I was getting sorta bored over March Break so I decided to build a laser Spirograph. I had most of the parts so it took me about 3 hours to build and tweak. I finally got a chance to use my box of pots to control the speed of the three fans. The laser is from a 2 dollar laser pointer from Active surplus, so its pretty crappy, after 2-3 minutes of use it starts to lose intensity until you can barley see it, not sure why it does this. I plan on replacing the laser at some point. Once I'm back in school I plan on building a nice little enclosure for it out of wood and acrylic. I will make a video as soon as I get a better laser.