Sump Pump, Aquaponics & Aquarium water level monitoring

I seem to like flooding my basement… Usually by overfilling one of my aquariums, or intentionally putting 55 gallons of water in a 45 gallon aquarium. Sometimes, I overfill the swimming pool in the back yard. So I decided to put together a monitoring system. It will monitor my sump pump, letting me know when […]

My 4 year old has recently become obsessed with 'invisible' Dora Charm bracelets….

My 4 year old has recently become obsessed with 'invisible' Dora Charm bracelets. She is the easily frustrated sort, so I didn't think a charm bracelet kit rated 2 years over her age was a good idea.She is good at knots, just not at good knots.  So I bought a 1lb bead assortment and pipe […]

I think I invented something

A laminar flow pipe reducer for a pump housing. At least, a little bit of Google searching hasn't shown me another. I am trying to find a cheaper way to heat the 75 gallon aquaponics system in the basement. It's really running closer to 125 gallons of water with a LOT of surface area. This bleeds heat […]

Watercooling my MakerGear Prusa RepRap

I’ve been fighting with printing 1.75mm PLA. The thicker brass in the hot end causes the heat to creep up more and make the ‘melt zone’ so long and sticky that the printer jams up. So, I fixed this issue. With one of my aquariums. I am now water cooling my hot end.

Well, it looks like my new phone finally decided to try to sync photos & video…

Well, it looks like my new phone finally decided to try to sync photos & video to google+. Well, some of them. Most of the photos won’t sync as google won’t sync the file format. A tad annoying. I pay for storage for picassaweb as a backup to my home system. I may need to […]