• Brazilian Walnut Corner Desk

    I started working on building a home office desk a few months ago. Okay, maybe it was a little longer ago than I’m willing to admit (“few” is subjective, right?) Well, I suppose I’m willing to admit how long it took: fourteen months. Though, it’s not my fault – I think that it is in …

  • Beer Brewing: A Honey Kölsch

    So, I brewed my first batch of beer, something I”ve been wanting to do for a long time.  Its delicious, and in perfect time for … summer, or spring, or whatever season these 80+ degree temperature days represent. I picked up the ingredients at AHS.  The guys there are really great, and really know what …

  • Button Pad Project

    So of course, in true engineering style, it seemed like an appropriate time to get distracted from my other project (the Hyperionus project I’ve shared in my previous two posts) with a new project.  This project needs a cool name, though, so if you’ve got one, drop me a comment. And, that happens to be …

  • Hyperionus: First Thoughts on LED Strips

    So, I got the LED strip I ordered from SparkFun that I mentioned in my last post. Turns out, its really cool and pretty damn bright.  Pictured at the right are full-intensity brightness representations of Magenta, Yellow, Cyan, White, Red, Green, and Blue as captured with my Motorola Razr’s camera phone. It took about an …