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Monthly Archive for August, 2011

Everybody’s a critic…

One or more birds used it for target practice.  Aaargh!!  In case you were wondering… it is not easy to clean bird waste from between the tiny tiles.  Sigh.

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I had the best time this weekend, hanging out with my good friend Denise and making a mosaic bench for the Art Trail.  She made the figurative tiles and we had to figure out how they all fit together to tell the story of how cool The Universe is.  That’s how we ended up with […]

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If you’ve never seen a plasma cutter work, you’re definitely missing out.  It’s like watching a volcano make art. Lately, it seems like I’ve gotten to play with all manner of elemental forces of nature – like the Gore Cannon and the Jacob’s Ladder. Today, I got to participate in a plasma cutting session. Watching […]

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I spent the early morning hanging out with people who have a Gore Cannon…  even though the summer started out as “The Summer of Solenoids (and electromagnets)” its turning into the “Season of Air Cannons.” What is a Gore Cannon, you ask?  It is a powerful cannon that shoots great quantities of fake blood and […]

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Technically, the adventure happened last night.  But I had to weigh the adventure of having my own Jacob’s ladder with the awesomeness of a Tennis Ball Cannon and, well… the Jacob’s Ladder won. So, I have a friend that has a Tennis Ball Cannon.  He can shoot a tennis ball 300 feet in the air […]

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… and I don’t mean the super-creepy movie by the same name. I am the proud recipient of a new, CRAZY, dangerous, awesomely-cool Jacob’s Ladder.  A friend brought a high voltage power supply, and another friend (who has year’s of Jacob Ladder experiences) wired it up. Then, we secured the cats (cats and electricity don’t […]

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You never know what’s going to happen next… Because, suddenly, we needed to make magnetic Silly Putty! Fortunately, the Internet has an endless supply of recipes out there for all occasions.  Once the supplies were gathered, I mixed Glue All, Borax & Water together, to make “Sensible Putty.”  It is advisable to wear gloves while […]

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