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[11.20.22] DIY Bike Repair Stand With Integrated Scale

Do you have 'that bike' with the dubious derailleur that just needs some twiddling?
Always wanted something to prop it up while you work on it?

This write up details building a mobile bike repair arm with integrated scale.




[10.10.22] Samsung S10e Spring cleaning: Removing the junk in the trunk

Here's a quick guide to strip out the junk-ware that's installed on the Samsung S10e
No root permissions or dubious 3rd party android apps required

[2.20.18] Chompers: Brushless Obstacle Avoiding Snowblower

Reviving a recycled snowblower, adding new controls and basic thermal vision.
Features long range remote control, vision system and 5+ hours of runtime!
[9.2.17] Mountainslider: Collapsible Electric Mountainboard

Build log of a portable electric mountainboard that shrinks and fits as a normal overhead bag.
Bring your board on an overseas flight!
[8.1.17] 3D Print Library: Useful prints

Quick list of favorite 3d prints, links to local and thingiverse copies and some associated print time-lapses.
[5.14.17] Roche 454 Sequencer: Camera Awakening

Waking up the Roche 454 genome sequencer, firing up the internal camera, and taking some test photos. 
[5.10.17] Led Ring Light Adapter Bausch Stereo View 7

Download, print and SEE WITH LIGHT
[4.26.17] Reviving An  Ancient Robot for ART

SCARA Robot arm rebuild and re-purposing for acrylic art painting. Entry into 2017, 2018 Robot Art Competition
[9.14.16] Aluminum Boat Upgrades
Epoxy, Paint, mechanicals and actual buoyancy
[6.30.16] 1KW Electric Outboard Conversion
Quickly converting a 1.2hp outboard to electric-drive

[6.26.16] Adventures of Strawberrybot

Build-log of a small remote controlled cooler for a strawberry picking event, hopefully soon to be upgraded to 'follow me' beacon control
[6.20.16] Reverse Engineering ARMOR X7 Tablet Battery, DOUBLE CAPACITY

Adding cells is only half the battle, modifying the locked down BMS controller to accept new capacity is a wild ride. 
[4.30.16] GH1 Camera Shutter Quick Fix
[8.22.15] Chibi-Atomic-Thing Upgrades: Detroit 2015
[5.27.15] 30lb Combat Robot: Fission Product
[3.27.15] Dell 3007 WFP Repair
[12.15.14] The Flying Nimbus Updates: Range and Hub Bearings
[10.29.14] The Flying Nimbus: Balancing Skateboard
[8.6.14] Chibi-Atomic-Jeep: Powerwheels Racing
[5.22.14] 3 Phase Submersible Thruster
[5.22.14] Testing The Submersible Thruster



[3.22.14] Electric Scooter: Tundra Upgrade
[2.16.14] 30Lb Battlebot: Atomic Bumble PRIME
[12.20.13] Electric Scooter MK-01: OFF/ON Road Adventures


[10.4.13] 3D-PRINT-ARM: SCARA 3D Printer UPGRADE
[9.28.13] Motorola S305 Bluetooth headphone revival
[4.21.13] Inverse Panorama Camera Jig
[12.10.12] Macbook Pro GPU Reflow


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[9.28.12] Quick Guide To Electroplating Tin On Copper Busbars
[7.8.12] Quick Guide to getting USB wifi card up in Ubuntu 10.04

Quick how-to guide for getting a low cost wifi card up and running in ubuntu 10.04
[6.14.12] 3D-PRINT-ARM: SCARA Robot Arm 3D Printer
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[8.20.11] SHARK KITE:  Low Cost Aerial Photography
[6.22.11] ECHO-6: Adding Coms & Interface To Low Cost Battery Charger

Upgrade Low cost multichemistry charger, adding
external communications & interface to logging software
[7.10.10] KillerCycle- Excercise Bike Game Controller With logging

Quick weekend project,great for making indoor exercise interesting
[3.20.10] Speed-Dyeing Printed Circuit Boards  

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[2.12.10] Self Re-starting  Access Point

Great for places that are hard to access
[2.10.10] UV PCB Exposure Box

Super simple UV PCB exposure box
[1.02.09] IBM 7575 Robotic Arm Upgrades
[10.05.09] Super Quick Tap-light Timed Fade


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[09.03.09] Macbook g4 DIY power supply

Power Supply Connector For Tight Situations
[08.03.09] Power Supply Upgrades

Quick Digital Voltmeter for Legacy Power Supply.

[07.25.09] Vari-Focal Dobsonian Telescope
[06.17.09] Imaging Balloon of Science

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[06.10.09] Quick Repair Dell LCD PSU

[06.08.09] ATOMO: The Electric Bike Project
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Dane.Kouttron
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Electrical & Electrical Power