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Conductivity of HOT Bathroom Tiles

This entry is part 15 of 15 in the series Dog's Head

In “Casting Day Fuzzy Feeling” part 1 I found very hot bathroom tiles conduct electricity, so the ceramic shield that I built for my aluminium furnace was pretty much useless. It got me thinking “How useless”: Was the glowing hot porcelain conducting electricity going to kill me? I spent w-aaaaaaaaa-y too […]


Website of the Week: &what;

&what;   Or amp-what.com in your browser, if you ever need a character that isn’t on your keyboard. Three things I like about it: No ads, real simple It has a search box. So if you want a triangle, you search for NCR-code Δ  Just kidding, you just search for ‘triangle’. Here is one▲from a […]


Casting Day Brown Gas

This entry is part 13 of 15 in the series Dog's Head

“What’s that pink gas”, my wife can be heard on video in my last post. I muttered something – to allay fears- but I did wonder. Firstly: Definitely not pink. Definitely brown. Proof that Zoe walks around with permanent rose-tinted glasses on. Secondly: It’s due to 800C chlorine eating my steel […]


Dog’s Head: Plaster Mould

This entry is part 11 of 15 in the series Dog's Head

Making the plaster cast of the to-be-lost wax copy of the dog’s head: This whole process is a bit tedious, to be honest. I am starting to wonder if there isn’t some easier way, using the 3d print as the “lost-wax-copy” and skipping all these stages. Anyway. Process Steps 6-9 on Wikipedia […]


Graveyard Spiral REDUX

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Quadcopter

I have access to Adobe Premiere Pro and have always felt a little overwhelmed by it (the software) and, creative-wise, the additional dimensions of time and sound. Compared to playing with a single image in Photoshop, getting anything good going with Premiere has seemed to take an immense amount of time and […]


Quadcopter Crash Landing

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Quadcopter

For a while, I’ve had my quadcopter up-and-running. I am not the best pilot in the world, but getting better. We are staying at a place where people are sparse (I think people feel a little uncomfortable about drones) so I decided to duct tape my GoPro Hero 5 Black on the […]