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So it’s been a while since I wrote last. I worked on an installation art piece for Burning Man and that ate up all of my free time before the burn. Since getting back I just couldn’t be arsed to sit down and put together my thoughts, but that needs to change. Expect a full report on the Flying Mantis project as well as others coming soon.

Flying Mantis - Burning Man 2014
Flying Mantis by Heather Dessel, Photo by Andrew Miller

Getting Started With Tinkering

As far back as I can remember, I’ve always liked to tinker on things. I remember taking things apart to see how they worked and many times not being able to get them back together.

When I got older this evolved into working on vehicles, mostly 4×4 trucks and JEEPs. I’ve done engine swaps, rebuilds, axle swaps, lift kits, custom metal fab, etc. You name it, I’ve probably done it. Fortunately I figured out how to put things back together.

Nowadays I’ve got my fingers in all kinds of things: cars, microcontrollers, circuits, code, metal, wood, 3d printing, etc, etc. I do love a good project. I’ve started this site to document my adventures, and misadventures, along the road of constant tinkering. If you’ve got a good project idea, let me know! I may also attempt to rope some of my buddies in to do guest posts along the way.

Stay Tuned!