Friday, April 3, 2020

WHAT DAY IS IT?



I made a "DayClock" to remind me what day it is.   You can find the details on my GitHub page:
https://github.com/phreakmonkey/DayClock

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Flight to Death Valley



And a video of the landing:

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

OpenSCAD Module for Rounded Boxes

I got kind of tired of rewriting the same OpenSCAD code to build rounded boxes for things and messing up the minkowski sum math in the process, so I built a simple module to do it for me. 

Usage is simple:
include <rounded_case.scad>
rounded_case(25, 25, 10, 2);

The paramaters are:
rounded_case(X, Y, Z, T, LID, LID_OFFSET)
Where:

X, Y, Z : Inside dimensions of box
T : Thickness of walls
LID : optional, bool : true to also make a lid
LID_OFFSET : optional :  how much smaller to make the "lip" of the lid that fits inside the top of the box


The outside dimensions of the box will be the inside dimensions + 2 x T.   E.g. if the X dimension is 20mm, and T is 2mm, then the width of the box will be 24mm (20 + 2 + 2).   The example above will make a box that is 29mm x 29mm x 14mm (with the lid on) on the outside, and 25 x 25 x 10 on the inside.

Get it here: rounded_case.scad

Monday, October 8, 2018

"Full Boat" - flew to Lompoc, CA to watch the Falcon 9 launch

I flew down to Lompoc, CA on Sunday with Miles, and our friends the Baalmans (Gary, Laura, & their two kids) to watch the SpaceX Falcon 9 launch at Vandenberg AFB. This was the first Falcon 9 "return to land" on the west coast, and it went spectacularly. We found a great viewing spot along HWY 1 overlooking the launchpad.




Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Monday, July 30, 2018

I bought a new aircraft!


I decided, at long last, it was time to upgrade to something capable of more speed, altitude, and carrying my family.   N6779B is a 1978 Cessna T210M.  It's turbocharged and capable of climbing into the flight levels, so it's much more suitable for getting in and out of the Sierras.  ;)

Adventures to come!