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Making a ram puzzle on the scroll saw

Thoughts from making a ram/Aires upright puzzle on the scroll saw

Regular versus recursive functions in Fortran

This is a short post that contrasts recursive versus regular Fortran functions and gives an example factorial $n!$ recursive function.  

Carve this dragon portrait

Recently I took out my old Dremel rotary tool that had been collecting dust and played around with some walking sticks, carving a couple wood spirits. After carving mostly with knifes for the last few years, I wasn't a big fan of the dust! Guess I'll have to get a nicer fitting mask...

Modeling and animating the evolution of a cinder cone in Python

Numerically modeling of the evolution of a cinder cone where individual rock particles or "bombs" are launched from a central point with "random" trajectories from a central location and deposition/accumulation. Each process is explicit, eventually this process develops the shape of a classic cinder cone. 

A simple dehydrator build with temperature control

Step-by-step process (with pictures) of how I built a large capacity food dehydrator, including optional thermostat control of a heating element and ventilation. Includes all parts and detailed instructions.