After setting up the Probotix Fireball V90 CNC machine, and using it to cut out a number of pieces for various projects, I decided I wanted a better way to control the router’s spindle speed.  Although the Bosch Colt router […]
Now that we have our first nixie tube clock built, it was time to step it up a little and make something a little more challenging.  Nixie tubes, using a glow discharge instead of LCD or LED displays, have an […]
One of my interests involves robotics, especially autonomous self-charging robotics. However, I realize most of my skills center around microprocessors, wood construction techniques, electronics, and some limited computer software skills. I knew I was missing the ability to make custom, […]
A completed Yagi antenna.
Every once in a while, we happen to lose something around the Rusty Nail Workshop. In most cases, if we wait a while, it will simply turn up again without us having to look very hard. Unfortunately, that isn’t always […]
Helmet Camera
With the miniaturization of camera components, including the increasing size of flash storage space in such small packages, the shrinking of cameras was inevitable.  With the decrease in size, the ability to record just about every aspect of one’s life […]
Sony Vaio P
The Sony Vaio P has taken a lot of grief because it is a slower “netbook” than other models.  Yes, it is a netbook, and yes it is slow.  That’s not all bad. First, the device runs without a fan, […]
WEL
Like any good do-it-yourself project, this one started with a need.  I have a home which has a radiant floor heating system.  I’ve never had a heating system of this type, and as such, I tried to learn everything I […]