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Music

Favorite Music Tracks

Favorite Music Tracks

My current favorite recording projects with friends and family.
More Music

More Music

Lots more music - pop, rock, jazz, and even some barbershop.

Kid Stuff

Backyard Playhouse

Backyard Playhouse

8ft x 8ft x 8ft barn-style playhouse with loft, windows, and vinyl siding
Cloth Diaper Drying Rack

Cloth Diaper Drying Rack

Drying rack for cloth diapers, made of PVC and designed to sit on top of your dryer
Clubhouse Bed

Clubhouse Bed

Lofted bed that looks like a clubhouse. Made with only simple tools and techniques.
Custom Wooden Playset

Custom Wooden Playset

Custom wooden playset designed for kids ages 3 and up. Includes a crows nest and features platforms rather than steps for climbing.
Dollhouse Bed

Dollhouse Bed

Dollhouse-themed bed I built from purchased plans. Includes a loft and built-in bookshelves and stuffed animal storage.
Pinewood Derby Cars

Pinewood Derby Cars

Cub scout pinewood derby cars from when my kids were very young
Power Wheels/Peg Perego Chassis Repair

Power Wheels/Peg Perego Chassis Repair

Repairing and upgrading a motorized ride-on plastic tractor, using bent PVC made into a subframe.
PVC Water Gun

PVC Water Gun

Water gun made with PVC and a 2-liter bottle, pressurized by a garden hose and quick-connect coupling. The ideo was featured on the Science Channel.
Real-life Among Us Teamwork Game Rules

Real-life Among Us Teamwork Game Rules

The kids on the Lego team love to play "Among Us", the multiplayer mobile game in which you perform tasks and determine who is your crewmate and who is an imposter. So we developed a real-life game to play as a teamwork activity.

Kayaking and Biking

Front Wheel Drive Recumbent Concept

Front Wheel Drive Recumbent Concept

Kludged together front-wheel-drive recumbent bicycle made from two donor bikes
Homebuilt Recumbent

Homebuilt Recumbent

Home-built long wheelbase recumbent bike, Inspired by the Tour Easy production model.
Kayak Stacker Storage Rack

Kayak Stacker Storage Rack

A space-efficient high capacity rack for holding multiple kayaks standing on edge, like on a roof-top stacker
Kayak Storage Rack

Kayak Storage Rack

A kayak rack I designed to gently cradle boats on nylon straps. Includes a template for making the plywood supports.
Kayak/Canoe Trailer

Kayak/Canoe Trailer

Custom designed kayak trailer, capable of holding 16 kayaks, built on a 5x8 utility trailer
Truck Bed Bike Rack

Truck Bed Bike Rack

A quick and easy way of transporting bicycles in the bed of a truck without drilling or clamping on the truck itself

Workshop/Craft Room 

Cutting Table

Cutting Table

Collapsible standing-height cutting table for sewing
Cyclone Dust Separator for Shop Vac

Cyclone Dust Separator for Shop Vac

Dust collection system using a shop vac and a device to separate out chips and sawdust. Adapted from someone else's design.
Power Tool Charging Station

Power Tool Charging Station

Very basic wall-mounted rack for holding power tool chargers and batteries

Lego/First Lego League

Collapsible FLL Table Cart

Collapsible FLL Table Cart

I made a portable game table for the FLL team. This is a nice and compact cart for moving the table between the meeting space and the car.
Lego Robotics

Lego Robotics

FIRST Lego League resources, competition videos, EV3 experiments
Lego sorting

Lego sorting

3D printed solutions for sorting Lego Technic parts.
Lego Trophy

Lego Trophy

Plans for building a small Lego trophy, great for FIRST Lego League team members

Radio Control/Models

FT Aura 5 with FlySky

FT Aura 5 with FlySky

How to set up the FT Aura 5 flight controller board to work with a FlySky FS-IA6B receiver. The Aura 5 provides stabilization for RC planes.
Model Rocket Camera

Model Rocket Camera

I attached an 808 keychain camera to a model rocket and launched it

Electronics

Battery Capacity Tester

Battery Capacity Tester

A simple device for determining the relative capacity of rechargeable AA batteries. Find out what batteries you can rely on.
Camper Bunk Nightlight Modification

Camper Bunk Nightlight Modification

Modifying a popup camper RV bunk end 12V light to add a nightlight feature.
Electricity Usage Measurements

Electricity Usage Measurements

Measuring the electricity consumed by common household objects using a Kill-a-watt meter
NiMH Battery Testing

NiMH Battery Testing

Testing capacity of commonly available (well, in 2007) AA Nickle Metal Hydride batteries.

Video

Automatic Lawn Mower Viral Video

Automatic Lawn Mower Viral Video

The closest I've been to fame. I tied my self-propelled mower to a post, and the video went viral, getting on TV and in a book.
Stop Motion Animation

Stop Motion Animation

Stop motion animation made in the modern era, using digital cameras and smartphones
Time-lapse Videos

Time-lapse Videos

Time-lapse videos and experiments taken with GoPro and Android phone
Vintage Stop Motion on VHS

Vintage Stop Motion on VHS

Before the days of digital cameras and smartphones, my friends and I made stop motion animation videos with an old RCA VHS camcorder.
World's Longest Pinewood Derby Track

World's Longest Pinewood Derby Track

An attempt at making the world's longest pinewood derby track. I didn't help build it, but ran a car with a camera down it.

Coming soon (maybe)

  • walking 3D printed robot
  • RC plane
  • cheeseball gun
  • construx train
  • mission possible
  • 2-liter bottle rockets

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