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How do you know of a USB cable or phone charger is any good?

What you need to know to get the best charge for your phone or tablet. Instructable and video […]

What do you USE that brings you joy?

Do you have anything that you use on a regular basis that actually makes you happy just using it? It has to have a job other than making you happy like a pen, or a pair of shoes or maybe even an appliance.

I have a kitchen knife my wife gave me for Christmas […]

Drawdio = drawing + audio !

I have gained much useful knowledge from watching YouTube videos. Most of the time it’s from people just trying to help other people out like the guy that showed me (and a few thousand others) how to fix the broken latch on my refrigerator. Sometimes it’s from people who make their living from YouTube, much […]

Sometimes you get more than you deserve

tool chest to robot station – nerd cave upgrade […]

Printer Time

The good news is . . . I am getting a 3D printer. The bad news, well, I guess we will have to wait to find out but there is a distinct possibility that there isn’t any bad new. I can tell that some of you are incredulous but for 2 different reasons;

#1 – […]

The Joy of Tinkering

Without trying to sound too dramatic, I think this sort of experience can be life changing especially if it happens at an early age. The joy of discovery, the satisfaction of figuring things out and creating a “formula” for yourself to learn something new can be pretty powerful. […]

Alexa, Make Me a Samich

Sitting on the counter in the kitchen where the radio used to sit is our personal cloud servant in a can.  Her name is Alexa and she comes from Amazon and is otherwise known as Amazon Echo.  If you are not familiar with the product, it’s sort of like Siri in a stand alone bluetooth […]

Cool Babys

You know those people who get their haver on while staggering out of the convenience store parking lot?  Cylindrical paper bag in hand.  Yes we have all sat in judgment.  What if we just want to have a little public adult beverage consumption without all the added judgment?  At last there is Cool Baby.  It’s […]

Cheese and Knives–Sharper is Better

I usually stay away from product endorsements. But I have been so impressed with one of my Christmas presents I wanted to share it with my friends. It’s a sharpener it’s called the Work Sharp WSKTS Knife and Tool Sharpener. It will sharpen knives, scissors and some tools. If you use a tool with […]

A Third Hand

When working with small electronics like Arduino, Raspberry Pi, sensors and robots there are usually more things to hold onto and manipulate than you have hands especially if you are trying to solder something.  There are a set of products generically called “Third Hands”.  They hold one or more parts so you can wrangle others.  […]