Hatari Umeme

I’m not so sure about this electrical connection in the meter box at my new house:

hatari umeme
hatari umeme

Kayak hatch cover, part 2

The second, larger hatch on my kayak needed a cover as well. This one was going to be more complex because it is oval instead of round. Intuitively that already tells you that the tensions holding the cover onto the lip of the opening will be distributed unequally. As before we start with an old wetsuit.
Trace, measure, cut, measure again, trim a little bit, and sew. Continue reading “Kayak hatch cover, part 2”

Building Time Lapse

I shot this time lapse video of the entire construction of the Douglas B. Gardner ’83
Integrated Athletic Center (GIAC)
, a LEED Gold-certified gym at Haverford College. There are 515 daily frames.

I used a Creative NX Ultra webcam mounted inside a window frame using a custom-machined bracket and controlled by an unattended PC.  A  single 640*480 pixel image was captured and stored locally at noon every day, even while I was away in Africa for several months. The music is Flight of the Bumblebee, from The Tale of Tsar Saltan, composed by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and performed by the U.S. Army Strings. This project was made possible by funding from Haverford’s Athletic Department. Thanks, guys!