Today at the pinewood derby our boy scout troop held, my son’s car was by far the fastest. Probably because we disregarded all the rules. If you’d like to make a motorized pinewood derby car for an unlimited class race, take a look!
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Grim Grinning Ghosts
Just in time for Halloween, I recorded a song with my kids and the lego team. Enjoy!
Welcome to Atterberry.net! I’ve had a lot of hobbies, including building things, playing music, RC planes, recumbent bicycles, kayaking, camping, geocaching, video editing, programming and robotics. Head over to my Projects page and you might find something that interests you.
Even though I’ve added some content, I haven’t actually “posted” to this site since 2011. In the past I created a static “page” for anything interesting I put here, then a simple “post” to draw attention to it. A “post” has a date associated, and is the basis for a “blog”, which this site really […]
Using ice as truck bed ballast
A couple of days ago, a friend and I were talking about putting extra weight in our pickup truck beds for added traction for winter driving. I’ve usually put a few hundred pounds of concrete blocks back there, but the problem is storing those blocks when not in use. I have to carry them out […]
Aren’t reverse lights sacred?
Over the past couple of weeks, there have a fair number of occasions where I thought someone was going to back out of a parking spot while I was approaching. Of course, I stopped to avoid get hit, but then I noticed that the driver is out of the car and walking toward the store. […]
New popup camper article on Wikipedia
I am now officially a Wikipedia contributer. Tonight I submitted my article on popup campers on Wikipedia. I’m surprised that no one had ever written one up until now, but hopefully my submission will be deemed worthy and not deleted. I included a couple of pictures of our popup, since it’s easiest to use your […]
Just a quick note for those of you who have mortgages but maybe haven’t been paying close attention: home loan rates are pretty good right now. Over the weekend, the rate for a 30 year fixed rate mortgage at our credit union dropped below 5%. That’s first time I have seen it do that, and […]
Broke the 40 MPG barrier
Tonight we drove home about 58 miles in our Mazda 5. Ours has a 2.3L engine with a 4 speed automatic transmission. The car was hauling the four of us and a fair amount of luggage, etc. We took exclusively 2 lane state route highways and had to stop twice for potty breaks. I ran […]
The Atterberrys in AgriNews
On our last camping trip a lady from a local paper talked to us and took a few pictures while we were setting up camp. I didn’t hear what paper she was from, but my mom found the article in Illinois AgriNews. P.S. The Amboy Pharmacy mentioned in the article was really neat. I had […]