Monday, July 31, 2023

resting rodent...

94,102,75, .66",C

Sunday, July 30, 2023


Psalms 25:11

For thy name's sake, O Lord, pardon mine iniquity; 

for it is great.  

Saturday, July 29, 2023

Eye enhancement...

Dewey enjoying his new black irises. 

Friday, July 28, 2023

Person Sensor Test

Step 1:  Test sensor

Thursday, July 27, 2023

Person Sensor

After finishing and testing components for the first one, I used extra parts I had on hand to wire up two more sound boards that use audio input to move a servo.  I ordered a Person sensor last week and it arrived today.  I will be using this so Dewey's eyes will follow a face that is in front of him.  95,100,72,0,B

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Randy Feltface

Somehow, I came across this Australian puppet act while researching animatronics. I have since binge- watched all his YouTube videos.  This excerpt from the full routine "Randy Writes a Novel" is epic.  97,101,72,0,B   

Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Monday, July 24, 2023

Dewey coming to life...

yes...his name is Dewey.

Sunday, July 23, 2023


2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. 10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. 

Saturday, July 22, 2023

Friday, July 21, 2023

Thursday, July 20, 2023

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Surprisingly easy...

When I first thought about trying this build, I figured if would be fairly difficult and that I would have a lot of problems with it. But this "DIY SIMPLE EYE MECHANISM" by Will Cogley was exactly that. All the parts printed out flawlessly and assembly was quick and easy. Only problem I had was that the center hole on the "Three-point Connector" was too large, so I revised the part with the correct hole size using Tinkercad and reprinted it. Wired up all the components according to his diagram, installed his code, and on first powerup it worked exactly as advertised. 103,108,75,0,B

Tuesday, July 18, 2023

the eyes have it...

assembled - wired up - ready for code

Monday, July 17, 2023

Sunday, July 16, 2023

meat and drink...

Romans 14:16 Let not then your good be evil spoken of: 17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. 18 For he that in these things serveth Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men.

Saturday, July 15, 2023

Desert dwelling concept #3...

Cleaned up the rooflines after the above renderings...

Friday, July 14, 2023

Desert dwelling concept 2...

Freestanding design.

Thursday, July 13, 2023

Desert dwelling concept 1...

Took a few hours to reacquaint myself with Sketchup.  Been wanting to explore the idea of a "ladder through the trailer roof" for a couple years.  102,107,77,0,B

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Drone repairs...

No Amazon Prime Day deals for the DJI drones I had my eye on so did some more work on the drone today.  After a good rest, the battery seems to be OK and I was able to fully charge it.  Leg repairs done and did some successful hover tests.  Got some smudges on the protective lens cover but they don't seem to affect image quality.  If I decide to replace it - it's a cheap/easy fix.  Next, I have to address some issues with the camera gimbal and shaky video.  103,109,77,0,B

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Monday, July 10, 2023

Old friends...

Dan and Katheryn Winters came out for a long overdue visit.  They are thinking about buying the 20 acre tract for sale behind TFL.  Dan and I worked together back in our NYC daze.  He has done quite well for himself as a photographer.  100,105,79,0,B

Sunday, July 9, 2023

ye do err...

Matthew 22:29 Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.  

"ignorantia juris non excusat"

Saturday, July 8, 2023

Friday, July 7, 2023

Life under the container...

The bunny moved out.  96,102,77,0,B

Thursday, July 6, 2023

I see - said the blind man...

Got some new 3D printer filament coming tomorrow so I can start on 
adding some eyeballs to my next Arduino animatronic project.

Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Testing audio inputs

Testing my finished "Jawduino" talking head robot with ChatGPT using the Google Chrome extension - "Talk to ChatGPT". It allows you to interact with GPT by talking and listening rather than typing and reading. You can download the extension from the Chrome Web Store. The extension works with Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge web browsers. 94,101,72,0,B

Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Another body revise...

belly speaker

Monday, July 3, 2023

Sunday, July 2, 2023


Hosea 14:9 Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he shall know them? for the ways of the Lord are right, and the just shall walk in them: but the transgressors shall fall therein.  

Saturday, July 1, 2023