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Max The Magnificent
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Re: Cow manure...
Max The Magnificent   4/25/2014 3:03:01 PM
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@Brian: You will have some on Friday (4/25) sometime between late morning and lunchtime

Hi Brian, thanks so much for the horse and cow manure -- and please thank your sons Sam and Daniel for getting up early this morning to gather it for me (I get the impression that they's stopped asking questions when you say something like "Max" and "Cow Manure" in the same sentence LOL)

I will start my experiments first thing in the morning (after my realtor wife Gina has left for work LOL)

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Re: Cow manure...
Brian@BDH   4/19/2014 8:36:08 PM
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Hi Max,

Re: bring it round to my office the next time you are passing

You will have some on Friday (4/25) sometime between late morning and lunchtime.  We will bring a small amount of "material" from both cow and horse with the containers marked.  The boys will be with me.

Thanks, Brian

 

Max The Magnificent
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Re: If you need another Arduino,
Max The Magnificent   4/16/2014 1:32:30 PM
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@TontTib: Microview (an Arduino in a DIP package with OLED display

Oooh -- now that IS tasty!!!

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If you need another Arduino,
TonyTib   4/16/2014 1:25:33 PM
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maybe you could work this one in (although I'm not sure how you could do the Steampunk look with it): Microview (an Arduino in a DIP package with OLED display - it looks really cute, but I'm passing because I don't have any immediate need for it and I have too many lonely dev kits).

 

 

 

Max The Magnificent
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Re: Cow manure...
Max The Magnificent   4/16/2014 9:53:29 AM
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@Brian: ...the field behind our house has cattle grazing on it. There is an endless supply of such material you speak of...  :-)

Let me tell you where you can stick your cow manure .... in a plastic bag (just a couple of pounds -- say 5 pounds -- tripple wrapped) and bring it round to my office the next time you are passing -- i only need a small amount for my test pieces -- if this proves to be the best solution, I'll let you know how  much more I need for the main panels.

The reason cow manure sounds like it might do the trick is that it's both acidic and salty and contains a lot of amonia -- all of which can be used to age brass.

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Cow manure...
Brian@BDH   4/15/2014 9:50:58 PM
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Re: And someone told me that the Disney Imagineers use cow manure, but I'm not sure where to lay my hands on that (no pun intended).

Max - the field behind our house has cattle grazing on it. There is an endless supply of such material you speak of...  :-)

 

Max The Magnificent
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Re: Building a workspace
Max The Magnificent   4/15/2014 10:38:04 AM
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@Rcurl: Rather than build your own workspace, why not check out the Maker space that's just down the street from you: https://256.makerslocal.org/

I really do need to do that -- it's just that there never seems to be enought time -- it's so much easier to stroll into my own garage -- also I can have my boom box blasting out Pink Floyd LOL

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Building a workspace
Rcurl   4/15/2014 10:24:44 AM
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@Max: I dream of having a proper workshop. If I had the money, I'd build something at the bottom of our back garden and equip it with all sorts of woodworking and metalworking tools. It would be wonderful to be able to spread out over multiple worktables and have things like circular saws and suchlike all set up and poised for action.

Rather than build your own workspace, why not check out the Maker space that's just down the street from you: https://256.makerslocal.org/

You get access to a bunch of tools, plus you can have your own private workspace too.  I joined the one here in Birmingham, and it's been a blast (sometimes literally!).  I like working on a project while there are people around who have expertise in other disciplines. It's nice being able to get tips from a machininst, a welder, a Linux guru, and a ceramics expert- all without leaving the room!

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Re: Adafruit 8mm Through-Hole NeoPixels
Max The Magnificent   4/15/2014 10:03:23 AM
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@luke miller: I want a cnc machine

ME TOO!

      maybe i'll build one.

Oooh -- that would be a great project

      You need nixie tubes

I do, I do!!!

Max The Magnificent
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Re: Adafruit 8mm Through-Hole NeoPixels
Max The Magnificent   4/15/2014 10:01:35 AM
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@LukeMiller: I love this... how did you get the panels cut?

David -- the master machinist guy mentioned in the blog -- has a friend who has a water jet cutter; that's what was used to cut everything out. Willie -- the guy who created the 3D drawings for me also output the CNC files required to drive the water cutter. They do look tasty, don't they?

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