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Wheels of Improvement

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 15:13:17 +0000

In our last post about the Power Racing Series which was aptly titled Wheels of Fail, we talked about the crappy Harbor Freight wheels and how they sometimes explode (not really) and ways to strengthen them. This time we’ll focus on adapting them to a 1″ live axle setup. If you’re not sure what a […]

Square Thing, Round Hole

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 02:50:28 +0000

What do you do when you have a square thing and want to mount it in something but don’t have the ability to make a square hole? (Okay, I know it’s a rectangle in this case…) Well, you put the square thing in a round thing and then make a round hole. With some current […]

BAMF 2017!

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 13:00:30 +0000

I attended the Bay Area Maker Faire (sometimes referred to as “BAMF”) and while I spent most of my time in a booth helping explain what Crazy Circuits were, I did get some time to run around the Faire and see a few things. I also got to meet people I may not have seen […]

Wheels of Fail

Sat, 03 Jun 2017 19:57:54 +0000

One of the rites of passage for the Power Racing Series is to use the cheap Harbor Freight wheels on your car. When you can get the whole thing, tire on a rim with a hub and bearings, it’s quite appealing. Also, the tires can be as cheap as $5.00, and that’s before you use […]

Claw Machine (Version 1)

Wed, 31 May 2017 22:25:46 +0000

Dr. Prodoehl was telling me about a colleague of hers that collects animal parts, and mentioned a claw from a pheasant, and I (sort of jokingly) said “Hey, I want a pheasant claw!” and then forgot about it until she brought one home for me! She also brought home a baculum, which is a raccoon […]