Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Monday, October 30, 2023

Dove Day


Sunday, October 29, 2023


Matthew 26:38 Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me. 39 And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt. 40 And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour? 

Saturday, October 28, 2023

more zoom

Top photo is the view with the stock lens.
The 25mm lens I added worked so well I thought I would reach out 
further by getting another lens at double that focal length.

Friday, October 27, 2023

road fix


Thursday, October 26, 2023

Wednesday, October 25, 2023


Just happened to notice a couple nights ago that two of my pocket watches still had a little glow life left in them.  Only lasts for about a minute after I turn off the lights.  Those two were manufactured in the 70's - after they stopped using radioactive paint.  77,86,65,0,B

Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Brutal Tuesday

Had rain in the forecast yesterday so I left my truck at the highway Sunday night and got a ride home.  Set this up because I had 2 appointments in Alpine today that I had to attend.  Good thing because I ended up with a road swamping yesterday.  My truck was waiting for me this morning as I spent an hour huffing it to the highway.  Left at 6:45AM with a flashlight (and an extra pair of shoes) and this was the muddiest part of the trip.  Got everything accomplished in Alpine and drove back south to walk the last 2.5 miles home.  I'm bushed. These were my morning footprints on the way out.  I managed to avoid this swampy section in the light of day on the way back.  Chance of another shower tonight but hoping just a sprinkle so my road will be good to go by this weekend.  80,85,65, .32",B

Monday, October 23, 2023


68,74,67, .65",B

Sunday, October 22, 2023


Romans 15:4 For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.  

Saturday, October 21, 2023

Coming next week...

Ethology experiment with the burros.
How will they react to me wearing a donkey mask?

Friday, October 20, 2023

rapid prototyping...

Housing for the wifi servo controller.

Thursday, October 19, 2023


Wanted a quicky project for today.  Decided I needed to be able to pan one of my Wyze cameras using a servo motor controlled over wifi and found these down and dirty instructions that worked like a charm.  79,86,56,0,B

Wednesday, October 18, 2023



Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Monday, October 16, 2023

Lens replacement...

The lens in my oldest Wyze Cam got fogged from moisture so thanks to YouTube I was able to replace it with a new telephoto lens.  71,80,51,0,B

Sunday, October 15, 2023


Mark 13:35 Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning: 36 Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping. 37 And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.  

Saturday, October 14, 2023



Friday, October 13, 2023

It's alive...

Got the hand moving after about 20 hours of 3D printing parts. I have some metal gear micro servos coming next week but was able to scavange enough plastic gear servos off other projects for this test. 82,90,59,0,B

Thursday, October 12, 2023


Waiting on metal gear micro servos...

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Monday, October 9, 2023


I think I finally found the perfect robotic hand.  This finger was pretty easy to print out and assemble.  79,87,54,0,B

Sunday, October 8, 2023


Proverbs 4:7  Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding. 

Saturday, October 7, 2023


1.  burro visit
2.  claw hand
3.  wyze cam telephoto lens

Friday, October 6, 2023

servo bonanza

Came across an old spider robot project I started 30 years ago 
and extracted 12 servo motors from it for future projects.  75,77,64,0,B

Thursday, October 5, 2023

from the "art"chives..

Unearthed an old project from my high school days - a crude model of a hand with fingers that moved when the crank was turned.  Since I have been doing a lot of animatronic experiments lately, it got me to thinking that I should make a 3D printed version that I can animate with a microcontroller and servo motors.  76,85,71,0,B

Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Tuesday, October 3, 2023


Pretty happy so far with the new Fire TV.  I think I made a good choice with the size as the scale of it works quite well with where it is mounted.  I considered going bigger, but I think that would just be too overpowering for my little hut.  Was wondering how my nightly movie viewing would go and I was pleased to find that there is a substantial positive difference in the viewing experience between watching a 5" screen from 12" to a 32" screen at 60".   92,97,71,0,B

Monday, October 2, 2023



Sunday, October 1, 2023