52 Projects Progress
I’ve had a productive weekend projects wise. I’ve made some significant progress on the following:
- Circuit Bent Toy Train
I bought a toy train in a charity shop for 75p. It’s a pretty simple bend, no glitch potential as far as I can see but you can get some odd sounds out of it by putting body contacts across the speed resistor. This will all make more sense when I’ve shot the video. This one is finished, apart from the writeup/video.
- Ring Flash built from disposable cameras (aka “Deathflash”)
Designed and built the trigger circuit so I can safely fire 5 disposable camera flashes from a DSLR (The trigger voltage of a disposable camera is in the region of 230V which would do the DSLR no good whatsoever) – I now need to mount the flash units to the test rig, wire the whole lot up and fire it. Then I need to buy something to use as the final reflector (time to start searching ebay for jelly/jello molds)
- PVC Flute
I’m building a flute out of PVC pipe. The first attempt is now playable, although the tuning leaves a bit to be desired (especially if you like your notes to follow some form of scale). I think I may just document the build and call it a day for this one. The tuning seems to be too difficult to get spot on, and I don’t have enough interest in learning to play it anyway. Still, it filled an empty couple of hours!
So none that I can cross off the list and call “done” just yet – but I thought I should post something to show I haven’t forgotten completely!