Long term ambitions

While waiting for my flight to Vancouver,  I thought about some of the long term goals I have for projects. One that has really driven me to learn CNC and metalworking has got to be watchmaking. I think it will be a long while before I even fathom making a watch movement, but a watch…

Fine woodworking Pt. 3

Short update today. Let’s talk about the table top! Before I knew any better, I bought some wood dowels to join the edges of the maple to form the top. Not having any experience or jig to align the holes, I fashioned one out of a piece of pine. The idea was sound but the…

Fine woodworking Pt. 2

I think I skipped a bit when I posted the picture of the laminated tigerwood accent piece. I actually did not start on the fun part right away. The first step is the base box, which set the dimensional precedence for the rest of the build. It will dictate the overall feel of the table…

Back for another round

Well, well, well, it looks like I have been neglecting this blog of mine. It’s been almost 4 years since my last post and I have since been working full time as an engineer-in-training. The years of schooling has given me a great start as I accumulate more skills and knowledge on the job. I…

A promise

Okay, I know I said that I will be updating the blog with my progress on the light panel. Well, it’s hard to do when you are actually wiring it, programming it, and painting it… I am doing my best to take photos along the way but as the Friday deadline approaches, I’m working to…

Rebirth?

Okay, that is pretty dramatic. What I want to say is that I will be starting this blog back up again. I might not be as regular depending on the week’s workload. We will see. Oh yeah, I will try to keep the posts about my electronic projects, but I will also add some thoughts…

Behind with the times…

So I just got back a piece of circuit I returned to SpikenzieLabs in January. I haven’t tested it yet – I’m a bit rusty. If it is not fixed, I think I might just never go there again.

There goes that plan…

Remember how I said that I would be doing the post-a-week challenge? Well, I failed – it has been exactly two weeks since my last post. Frankly, I am not surprised. Life has been flying by rather quickly as I realized that a quarter of my summer is already behind me. Work has absorbed a…

Getting in touch with nature

Nothing about electronics today, I just want to talk about a new/renewed hobby – Fishing! I loved fishing when I was younger but never got seriously into it (never ate my catches, just released them as they were mostly catfish). The weather right now is great for fishing and there is a nice lake by…

A week of work

The first week of work with Imperial Oil has been eyeopening. The change in my pace of life was challenging, as I adjusted to the 7-4 workday. I found myself exhausted after work and generally was not motivated to do much. The fact that I am living in a new environment which I was not…

Settling in

I spent the weekend getting ready to move to my temporary place for work. Went out and bought food for the week and had been generally preparing for the work days ahead. I didn’t bring all my electronics gear with me at the moment so I will have to stick with the software side of…