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Monday, July 21, 2014


Thank You Craigslist

Can get six ball kegs and 2 CO2 bottles, yea I only have 5 kegs in there, I have 2 others in the attic; parts kegs really, I'll have to start getting some parts together to make them whole again.
Chalkboard paint on the lid....

New paint and a wood header for six or may be seven taps, which I really don't have that will come more slowly. I do have several plastic taps so will have multiples up soon. Actually need to get brewing!!!

More to come!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Mini cade

Mini Arcade


Started to wire the new panel, and worked fine with just one joystick and a fire button, 

but when I add extra function to my keyboard interface I get some cross talk in the matrix. Guess I'll need to add some diodes or maybe change the interface all together.

Well here is a video
Guess I need to start putting these projects into their own pages.

The skeleton of it
 Been working on a new toy got a lot to do, new controls and reposition the monitor.

Different angle.

With a little more skin on it.

Up grades to the controls joysticks for 2 players.

Monday, May 27, 2013



Nothing special here just a small frigdge with a little modification

had to do a little cutting on the inside of the door to make room for the keg

A piece of 3 inch copper pipe makes up my tower and mounted with a pipe flange. Drilled a hole in the top and there you go!

I hope to dress up the tower steam punk style, all that copper is just asking for it.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Webby's Laboratory: Recycling Laptop batteries

Webby's Laboratory: Recycling Laptop batteries: What to do with those old Li-ion cells out of a old laptop battery?? Maybe a flash light! Schedule 80 3/4 PVC is the perfe...

Recycling Laptop batteries

What to do with those old Li-ion cells out of a old laptop battery??

Maybe a flash light!

Schedule 80 3/4 PVC is the perfect size for these cells.


It's pretty simple construction, I used a hole saw to cut a proto board in to a nice circle and soldered on some super bright LED's.

Put a loop of wire on the bottom for the positive contact,

which you really can't see that well in these pics. Drilled through the cap and put a spring in it to make the negative connection. 

It's just help together with the interference fit on the PVC. It's my favourite so far, probably because of the size.


I did a little more on the actual mounting of the LED's and the connection to the batteries.

Drilled holes in a washer and bolted the whole thing together.

Just Regular white LED's I did not have any super bright ones.

So I left this one on for 3 days!!! Still was working even though it was quite a bit dimmer, but let's not forget these are USED batteries that no longer worked in the laptop. Plus these are low power LED's so I know I won't see the same performance out of the other prototypes.

A notch in the top for the bolt in the head.


The Illuminator
900 LM LED's This thing is BRIGHT!

This one has a switch in it.
A grove for the negative wire

 The Spring set up

One Bright Mofo

I need to work out a better switch, but this is what I had on hand. 

more to come


Friday, October 21, 2011

Proof of Concept MORE NIXIE TUBES!!!

Well small steps, Running a counter with the BCD chip. Sweet, next step to count with all 4 tubes, my programming skills will be seriously be tested.

Here is the video.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

More Nixie Fun!!

Mounting tubes to a prototype board.

Mounting a RGB LED under each tube, that will be for effect lighting, more on that later.

I had to drill holes in the bases of the tube so the LED has a place to sit.
Oh man, all these wires its an octopus or a thirteenopus??
Well I'm beat tonight only got two in.