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!
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
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
The new normal = crazy winters.
Thank you carbon dioxide!
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.