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A Right Triangle and the Pythagorean Theorem

A Generalized Right Triangle

Tonight’s post is another one on the subject of simple but very very useful mathematics and geometry. The right triangle can seen almost everywhere in the man-made world. Almost everything is build with straight lines usually running horizontally and vertically. Together those would from rectangles, but a rectangle is inherently

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Brains not tools… Making an Enclosure for Electronics.

Step 1 Create the Plans.

Sometimes you just gotta do it yourself. Even if it probably makes no sense to do it. I spent a big part of the weekend building an enclosure box for the power-supply I have been using with the thermistor board. However,I consider it a success and I learned a

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Popsicle Crane Update No. 3

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The Plan for the Butt of the Crane Boom

Much progress has been made on the construction of the popsicle stick crane. At the last crane update I had built built the major part of the boom and some pulleys. Since that time I have figured out how to make the pulleys spin fairly

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Routing the base of the Do-Nothing Machine

 

Picture 1 – Setting the router depth.

I managed to route the grooves for the do-nothing machine this weekend. This post is the step-by-step description of the process; including the “stupid” things I did. We have all been told experience is the best teacher, but as my father used to say: “It is

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Post 55B – Laying out a foundation.

The foundation is the base of a building and must be square and level. If not the whole project will be a fight from that point on and every board will have to be a special cut. In other words extra effort here will pay big dividends in the rest of the job.

In this

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Episode 34 – Cutting and Sawing Part 3

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This episode talks about fixtures and setups to do highly accurate cuts with a portable circuilar saw. The same information as contained on this blog is also available in a pdf file. Cutting and Sawing Part 3 Notes.

The first thing discussed is the necessity to try to support the piece of wood

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