Projects, notes, etc by Will O’Brien


Month: November, 2008

Photography fun

12 November, 2008 (00:09) | Projects, Toys |

I finally got around to building a fairly small photo box for lighting small project pieces. This little guy was shot inside the box with pretty cruddy lighting. I upped the levels a bit, but for a first try with just florescent light, I’m happy. The box itself really is pretty small… It’s a cardboard [...]

Behold, the Sumo Sac.

3 November, 2008 (15:52) | Toys |

Earlier this year, I got the chance to add a Sumo Sac to my family room. It’s essentially a gigantic beanbag filled with an entire couch (sans wood chips). My model weighs in at a mere 60 lbs. When it’s stretched out, it’s absolutely huge. Virtually everyone who sees it immediately tries to jump on [...]

O-scope fun fun

1 November, 2008 (22:48) | Toys |

I’m finally getting around to replacing my long lost oscilloscope. If you’re hunting for one, ebay has a great selection. Here’s a rather nice intro to the used scope market . I decided to hunt for a tektronix since they’ve been around for so long. The 465 series appears to be a great choice, but [...]