Posted by: Keith on Feb 1, 2014
Well it's February already and no new project posts. In my defense, I have a lot going on. The main item on my plate is a home renovation project. It will be great when it is over. Essentially, moving a couple of rooms around. The upstairs guest room will now be my lab/workroom. The sewing room is being moved in to the office. All of the worktables need to be removed from the walls and the rolling cutting table needed to be cut down a bit. Needless to say, there is a lot of purging and consolidating to do. I got the guest room downstairs, my stuff upstairs and just about set up like I want it. Still a bit to go. The office still needs a fair bit of work too.
I do have a few projects in the queue including some RC stuff. But I realized that I haven't been happy with the project format. It was cumbersome to post new projects and it took way to long to just post one small project. The new format will work more like a blog with a photo gallery. I am still working on the layout. When done, I will be able to post project much faster and they will have a more standard layout.
I am still going to post at least once a month. Hopefully, projects not just updates...
Posted by: Keith on Jan 19, 2014
I just wanted to make a quick post to share a link I happened upon. While searching for a data sheet, I found this site: datasheet.net.
It is pretty cool for the functionality built into the site. You can snip bits from datasheet, annotate them, view them pretty much anywhere and even get price quotes... genius!
Another great resource, especially for hard to find datasheets is datasheetlib.com.They have almost 6 million datasheets on tap, adding more every day. Be sure to check them out too.
Posted by: Keith on Jan 7, 2014
Wow! Then end of last year went really fast! I have been doing stuff, though most of it hasn't been for my blog. I do have a couple of things I could post. My main obsession has been RC planes lately. I have built a few, crashed a few and probably should have put up a post. And I probably will.
I did get a few nice goodies for Christmas. I got a Panavise Electronics Workcenter. Really nice. And I also got a 3D LED Cube kit. I want to do that as a project too. I really need to "finish up" my Arty bot project too. I just know that the bluetooth part is going to take some time and doesn't lend itself to photos.
In addition, I am going to be moving my work area, which entails moving the wife's work room first! But it will give me a lot more room and a better setup. Perhaps I will document that too...
I am planning on more regular updates for the new year.
Posted by: Keith on Sep 14, 2013
I have been out of touch lately. My Mother, Helen Irene Teague Applegarth, passed away in her sleep on September 7, 2013 after a succumbing to Alzheimer's. I am grateful that my sister was there with her at the time. It was sudden and unexpected. My Dad is coping as well as can be expected. Fortunately he is surrounded by friends and my brother and sister are there too.
This is a time when I wished we lived closer. But life is what it is. I will try to get back to a regular posting schedule soon. This trip back took a lot out of us.
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