Monthly Archives: September 2011

Alternative Energy

I’ve been playing around with ideas on how to create electricity.  So far I’ve not invented a perpetual motion machine or anything extraordinary, but I have had fun building a small windmill.  I’ve also been toying with how I can put a rather beefy DC motor to use. From Alternative Energy For the windmill blades [...]

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Summer Offroader

Built this back in the late spring early summer. Truck has sense been destroyed and recycled into…..loose Lego bricks.

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Custom Paint Job

An offspring found this a while back. Has a really cool spot pattern and an interesting hue of green.

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  • Almost Random Quote

    Tom said to himself that it was not such a hollow world, after all. He had discovered a great law of human action, without knowing it – namely, that in order to make a man or a boy covet a thing, it is only necessary to make the thing difficult to attain. If he had been a great and wise philosopher, like the writer of this book, he would now have comprehended that Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do, and that Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do. And this would help him to understand why constructing artificial flowers or performing on a tread-mill is work, while rolling ten-pins or climbing Mont Blanc is only amusement. There are wealthy gentlemen in England who drive four-horse passenger-coaches twenty or thirty miles on a daily line, in the summer, because the privilege costs them considerable money; but if they were offered wages for the service, that would turn it into work and then they would resign. — Mark Twain, Tom Sawyer, 1876