I have created a few pages (honestly –for my own good–) that I thought I would share in case anyone wants to use it. I have taken a bunch of the artimis traffic cameras along different routes in Cincy and posted them all on one page so you can look through and get a quick overview of your commute! –They aren’t ALL inclusive but I may add more later.
Thanks for looking.
Sorry, ARTIMIS has changed to Buckeye Traffic, so it will take some work on my part to update all the cameras…
New Format February 4, 2011 at
I am testing a bit of reorganizing.
Instead of setting each project to its own page, and having to add to the page for each day without any public updates, I am organizing all projects into categories of posts. If you want info on a specific project, just click it under Subject on the right hand side of the page.
Please feel free to check out my other pages listed at the top of the page or at the right hand side.
Ebay Strobes February 3, 2011 at
I have a new project. It wont be finished too quickly as I will be focusing on school, but I thought I would post about them here.
I got a deal that I could not pass up. Not exactly highest of quality but when I get through with them they should do just fine. Click through to see my full project summary.
As you can tell, the installation went together well. I don’t have the data ports or the low voltage section in yet, but other than that and the raising/lowering mechanism it is done. It will be very simple to make this a motorized desk, just a couple pulleys steel cable and a small winch.
I am debating adding a few more braces on the base. The desk seems very solid, but there is a little swing/flex in some of the joints where the rack posts meat the unistrut base. Hardly an issue but I am always a big fan of rock solid furniture.
Later on I will be addressing cable hiding issues and other such built in extras. But I just really needed to use the desk so in it went! I hope you all enjoyed this build, be sure to click on the pictures for a full screen view.
The first coat of stain went on well, but not dark enough for me. I put a second coat on last night but didn’t get a shot of it. The oak doesn’t seem to want to absorb the stain very well, and with the temperature changes in the garage it seems to bleed stain from small spots hours after I wipe it off. I turned on some heaters to keep the temp ~70 F and it seems to have started to dry out and no more weeping. (more…)
Mock Up November 13, 2010 at
Today my father was able to work with me all day and after a long day of work, I can say we made great progress. This stage was fitting the carriages onto the table braces as well as adding a cross brace to keep the table braces perpendicular to the level of the table. I think the braces and carriages are over engineered. I will always go for too strong over the possibility of structural failure. As you can see, the carriages are almost 20″ long and the braces are only about 13, so for the final assembly the carriage will be shortened to match the brace. (more…)
Table Top November 12, 2010 at
I didn’t get near as far as I had hoped today. Go figure. The flooring doesn’t stay as level as I had hoped when just glued together. I trimmed it all in cherry, but it was a fight to get the oak to level out. It took lots of clamping at some very strange angles, plenty of glue and finish nails. It finished out pretty well though. If i were to do it all over again, the frame would go down first and the flooring would be glued and nailed down through the tongue like normal hardwood floors.
The picture above shows the angled support board I will be using to mount to the sliding carriage. The beams hang over the back 4″ to support a box that will contain wiring and outlets.
If I have any time tomorrow, the table top and supports should be finished. With any luck Saturday will see the completion of the basic structure of the workstation. Then I will breakdown what needs to be painted or stained and get going on that.
So I decided I am in desperate need of a new workstation… or electronics workbench. Heres my current setup:
You can see my new toy top left there, more on that probably later. Its a very small desk. Overall size is probably 4×3 ish but after adding in all that shelf stuff, the workable area is just over 4×1.5.
As a poor college student, my goal was to build a desk for as little as possible that fulfilled as many needs as I could get it to fulfill.
New Friends March 25, 2010 at
I was browsing around and found the blog of the photographer from our friends’ wedding we recently attended. The photos look excellent so if anyone needs a professional photographer I’ll put down my kudos! Cheers to Meghan and Brad! Click through the break to find the blog posts!