Monthly Archives: June 2010

Lego soap dish model

I went to the Lego store yesterday and assembled a model of my soap dish. It really doesn’t look too much like the Sketchup version, does it? And it doesn’t hold soap very well, either. But the basic process is … Continue reading

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Shipping container in sketchup

Shipping containers are cool. Here I drew one in Sketchup. I used a corrugated metal texture and the dimensions are 8 x 20 feet floor and 8.5 feet high, what’s called a TEU (Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit). I’ve decided to table … Continue reading

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Sketchup of Falcon 9 rocket

Here’s a Sketchup drawing of a Falcon 9 rocket that I put together in about half an hour (the drawing, that is, the rocket takes longer to put together). The dimensions are way off because I just eyeballed it. Practice … Continue reading

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DS game holder

Here’s my Sketchup design for a DS game holder. You stick the games in the slots so that you can keep several out of their cases at one time for easy switching.

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Sketchup Soap Dish

What this country needs is a good soap dish design. First, you need to elevate the soap from the dish so that it does not soak in its own scum. Then you need to keep the soap from slipping off … Continue reading

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There’s AI and then there’s Internet AI

Internet AI still has a ways to go before it gets a clue. For example, I was reading the chapter on oscillators in Digital Electronics Demystified and wondered how much a 555 timer chip costs. So I went to Yahoo … Continue reading

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Hacking Matter: discussion of enzymes

As I mentioned in a previous post on quantum dots, I hadn’t seen anything in Wil McCarthy’s Hacking Matter about using artificial atoms as enzymes to facilitate biochemical processes. Well, the discussion is on page 160. I wonder about the … Continue reading

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