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How about a positive post to start out the week?

I didn't have any wall mounts for this monitor so I made one out of a 1x6 that we had lying around. It means the monitor is only 3/4" away from the wall, which is lower profile than pretty much any commercial mount.

I even managed to hide the computer and have reasonably organized cables (data on one side, power on the other). I am considering a wooden cover for the cables.

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This morning, my toddler insisted that I make him a hovercraft. I think I would call this a success
#diy #MakeStuff

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I'm actually kind of proud of the motor mount I designed for this makeshift hovercraft. I'm sure there's math I could have done to get the proportions right, but I just eyeballed it (except for measuring to be sure the crossbar was centered) and it fit perfectly.

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I may have spend most of a day on this. Swapped flyback, replaced some caps, and fixed a lot of solder joints. But this Mac plus is happy again! @SDF

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On January 7th, 2004 @EarthLink was interested in acquiring the SDF community. With all the 1990s nostalgia today would this have been cool with you?

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springloadedgames.bandcamp.com

If you like punk rock, swearing, chiptunes, and a combination of all three, have a look :) The latest release has a little song written about NFTs (with the appropriate amount of yelling and cussing) XD

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These were milk jugs this morning.

We really trashed our mold with that polypropylene yesterday so the results aren't as good as they could be.

Let's try again.

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For my #FunADay yesterday I tried to get my Raspberry Pi Zero 2 soldered into a PCB. Just before I started soldering, I noticed that they are NOT pin compatible, despite what they advertise!

In the attached picture, you can see that the four pins in the upper right are no longer there with the Zero 2, where they are there with the Zero W.

This includes the reset pin, which is a pin I had planned on using. It also didn't boot properly after I soldered it in, so that's a drag. My next step...

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...will be to get a mini-HDMI to normal HDMI cable so I can see what's going on.

You may be thinking: @adam, that doesn't sound like fun. Why did you post this as a #FunADay?

It's true, but that part of my point. The things that we set out to do as a fun project sometimes don't turn out that way, and that's OK. If I find out the new pi is a no-go, I can post about it and warn other people.

Basically, I'm trying to turn a failure into an opportunity to be a good community member. 🙂

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I've recently found out by accident 😂, the "translate" feature of @apps #fedilab and is so useful!

Is kind of an obvious feature but I've never tapped in the logo under the profile picture (#1) so I share it here.

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It booted! The fuse is soldered to the board so I just ran some jumpers (convenient hole already in the brittle plastic) to test before replacing it. That’s all it needed was a new fuse! And some epoxy… @SDF @smj @anonradio

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look at this beautiful drum computer! thinking about using this color setup on my new synth...

pic from matrix synth
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Look what I saw on my walk today. I think it's what remains of a wasp nest when the outer layer has disintegrated.
#nature

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