How many times have you rolled a car’s odometer over a hundred thousand kilometers?
I’m not so sure about this electrical connection in the meter box at my new house:
After less than an hour of rain, the Clocktower Roundabout in downtown Kampala was badly flooded.
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”
Wanting to mount my phone or GPS in the truck where it would be out of the way and secure, I decided on piggybacking on the rear-view mirror mount.
My sit-on-top kayak was missing the covers for the hatches. Since this allows water to enter the main cavity of the boat, potentially sinking it in the blink of an eye, I decided to sew a replacement out of neoprene.
My friend was heading off on a ice climbing adventure and was missing some gear, so we decided to sew it ourselves. We started with the leash:
I designed and built this Adirondack-inspired garden chair from reclaimed redwood with stainless steel deck screws. The proportions are tailored my body but comfortably fit anyone over five feet tall.
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!