Category: How-to

A Fun Recipe for Kitchen Chemistry

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How-to Projects

Chemistry is all around us every day. And now, it’s all over my father-in-laws refrigerator, too. My father-in-law is a chemical engineer and a kitchen chemist in his free time. My wife and I thought that the chemistry equivalent of poetry fridge magnets would be the perfect Christmas gift for him. The concept is pretty simple, find […]

Salvage – It’s Not Just for Sinking Boats

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How-to

What do you do when your beloved printer, scanner, blender, or remote controlled car breaks? I’m glad you asked because this weeks’ post is about salvage. I’m going to use my experience to help you quickly sift through the junk and help you find the good stuff. sal·vage ( sal-vij )  – To rescue or […]

Applications and Fabrication with Plastics

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How-to

Essentially, this presentation is going to come down to one question: Why should you use plastics? or phrased differently, How could you use plastics? Is the strength suitable? Will it stretch? What does the final shape need to be? Do you have the tools? Will the part be abraded? Are there unconventional features that you […]

Installing Python 2.7 and Modules on Windows

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How-to

Installing Python isn’t hard. Figuring out what to install is a nightmare. This is my experience with installing Python and some Modules on Windows and it’s good news, I promise. I’ve done some work with Python on Raspberry Pi Rasbian and on Ubuntu Linux, but I’ve steered well clear of Python on Windows for one […]