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Welcome to my daily update page!  What does this mean?   This is the place where I will post things of interest, stuff about  science, the purely entertaining, corsetry, my side projects both past and present, and any other thing that I feel like sharing.  Enjoy!

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January 30, 2014
I have been very fond of the really funny audio greeting cards made by 'that greeting card company' featuring 'those cute funny characters' for some time.  A humorous card is nice, but a humorous birthday card hacked in-a-box is a real gift that keeps on giving!  So I set out to make just that - for my Dad's 70th.

To read the total blog post about how to make the "Humorous Birthday Card" In-A-Box Hack go here -


January 26, 2014
In this vlog I take a look at the clever technology that went into making Lionel Trains function, including a copper oxide rectifier, variable transformer, and electromechanical AC switching of the Lionel E-Unit.  I also take a deeper look into AC solenoids and the amazing effects of the mysterious shading coil. Oooooo! 


January 23, 2014
Find The Cat -

January 22, 2014
It is so cold today... but not for long.  Extreme cold followed by extreme warmth is how it is. 
The new normal = crazy winters.  Thank you carbon dioxide!

January 21, 2014
I got a mention on the Adafruit blog on Monday about my recent video on VFD and Nixie displays:


January 4, 2014
It's Fran.... Again! ...On Hackaday that is! 
This time the guys at Hackaday published a compendium of my recent vlogs about displays.  I guess I really am obsessed with the blinky glowy stuff.  Ooooooo.... Shiny!

January 2, 2014
If at first you don't succeed, fail, fail again!  Time for me to rant - about myself!  I am a failure!  Sometimes....  But failure is a necessary part of doing science, and learning.  In this vlog I talk about my own experiences with failure, the difficulties I have with vlogging, and a holiday story of my failures last week on Xmas.

Vsauce, "Mistakes" -

The Brainscoop, "Where My Ladies At? " -

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