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A good book and a good website.

I decided when I built this site that if there was better information somewhere else I would point toward it. That is what this post is about. I am going to recommend a book about using a router and also a very good website about popsicle stick bridge design.

The New Router Handbook

A router

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Episode 62 – Finite minds – Infinite details

Not often the correct answer!

To understand complicated machines and processes, we often have to break those down into sub-processes and components. However, since each component must work with the whole, we have to know how it fits with the whole. What is the function it is trying to do? What inputs does it

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Post 59B – Do Nothing Machine

They say variety is the spice of life. I like variety, so that is how we will proceed in this web site. As I was taking a brain break, I thought very seriously about directions to proceed: Should I go more into mathematics? Should I do more physical building? Should I go more into

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Post 59A – Various announcements and Q &A.

I will be taking a well-earned mini-vacation from Thursday July 5 through Sunday July 8. I will have no access to a computer so there will be no authorising comments or answering e-mail during that time. I hope to have a post out by July 10.

I have been get by a lot of spam

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Post 58D — A most excellent site.

This is a site I have thought about sharing for a long time. This guy shows what can be done with ingenuity and some time experimenting. I ran into this several years ago and found that he has grown and turned it into full-time business. It is enjoyable to read through his experiments and how

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Episode-56 The Direction of Create-And-Make

This is about the direction this Blog seems to be going and is also notes about the audio file associated with this post.

First a correction to the audio: I said episode 57, it is really 56, I lost count.

Announcements:

I am currently no longer supporting the twitter channel so I have removed the

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Post 55C – Learning New Things

The Learning Curve

Learning a new subject can be a frustrating endeavourer, but it can also be very rewarding. It all depends upon your attitude going into the process and that mostly depends upon why you are doing the learning. Is it because you “have-to” or is it because you want to? Most learning

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Post 53B – LibreOffice

Those of you that have followed this site very long will know I am a big fan of open source software. There are many reasons for that. First and foremost is the programs are free, meaning that everyone can have access to very powerful software. Because it is a group effort

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Episode 37 – A summary and where we are headed.

After the long hard recent posts it seemed like a good time to take a look at where we have been and to look down the road at where we are headed.

In this blog / podcast I have talked so far about measuring things and geometry.

We started with a line and how to

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Episode 32 – Voting with your dollars.

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In this post I talk about how we all vote each and every day. We vote by how we spend our money and how we conserve the resources around us. We vote every time we buy and throw away things. We vote when we consume, especially when we consume needlessly. In the past people made

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