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Cigar box electronics enclosure
This cigar box can phone home because it has a cellular modem bolted to the top! by jesseg
CNC PCB Drilling
drill setup, drilling holes. by jesseg
Water level reported via cellular modem
New prototype I built and installed. by jesseg
Temporary cardboard electronics enclosure
Not much to say, except it's quick and cheap. by jesseg
Plasma blaster
Makes a blast of plasma. I was attempting to plate copper into PCB through holes, but it did not work. Generated too much heat I guess. Plasma has quite a lot of latent heat, it seems. by jesseg
Silvering a mirror
I used the typical DIY method: 1 gram silver nitrate 1 gram sodium hydroxide in about 360mL of distilled water which makes a big brown slurry. then stirred slowly added ammonium hydroxide 3% till the ... by jesseg
Dog jumping fence
My dad's dog jumping the fence. by jesseg
Stirring coffee labratory hotplate
Needed a stirring hotplate but not bad enough to pay $300 for one. Made one out of an old coffee pot instead. Also, I had to replace the steel plate with an aluminum so the magnet field could make it ... by jesseg
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Magnesium shavings burning
A small machining project produced some shavings of Magnesium so I figured it would be prudent to have a little fun. by jesseg
Plated through holes
Some holes in a PCB I plated through, although I was not able to get a good camera angle that showed them. by jesseg
First PCB in Gallon jar PCB through hole plating setup
you-name-a-LAX Laxative that is carried at all drug stores and many big chain stores that have any pharmacy. just make sure it says Polyethylene Glycol 3350 on it. Just because you can buy all... by jesseg
First test run on gallon-jar copper electro-plating system
Oh blah. I see that some browsers are playing the video sideways. Sorry about that, I'll have to re-shoot another day. by jesseg
Cat who uses and flushes the toilet
Not much to say except this was one smart cat. by jesseg
PNW Solution Drive
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Testing a Tekton torque wrench
This torque wrench is rated from 10-150 foot-pounds. It's an inexpensive import I got from amazon for around $45 delivered. It looks great, operates great, and includes an amazing single manual which ... by jesseg
25 year old honey, pouring slow motion
Found some 25 year old honey still in the honey comb from when my folks used to keep bees. I extracted the honey, filtered it and pasteurized it. It has an amazing good taste! by jesseg
oven assembly video
Trying to sell this old stove on craigslist, and thought it'd be good to make a video showing how it goes together since it's kind of like a puzzle! by jesseg
100+ year old car ignition magneto condenser
We were trying to get this old car running, and the condensor for the points was bad so we put in a modern condenser. Too early to know if that fixed it, but it did spark more reliably by hand. by jesseg
100+ year old car ignition magneto
condenser in it which had failed. We put in a regular modern ignition system capacitor and that seemed to help. The loud snapping in the video is from the spark which was striking, but it often... by jesseg
Solar Tracker 2016 PCB - CNC Engraver
Routing out a new printed circuit board. It's for a new PIC-based solar panel tracker control module I'm working on. by jesseg
GPS Guided Sprinkler 2016 - Walk around, teardown
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GPS Guided Sprinkler 2016 - Fits under an E-Fence Gate
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GPS Guided Sprinkler 2016 - FPV setup
Didn't have a water proof or gopro, so I wrapped up the handycam in cling wrap, with a single taut, flat layer over the lens but many layers thick everywhere else. Worked OK. by jesseg
GPS Guided Sprinkler 2016 - First Person View
It does pan up to see the horizon after a little while. I had intended to initially video the front wheel but with the camera wrapped in cling wrap, and the bright sunlight, I was unable to see the di... by jesseg
GPS Guided Sprinkler 2016 - 60x speed - better view
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GPS Guided Sprinkler 2016 - 60x speed - turning, good color, hose caught in wheel
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GPS Guided Sprinkler 2016 - Startup procedure 3
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GPS Guided Sprinkler 2016 - Startup procedure 2
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GPS Guided Sprinkler 2016 - Startup procedure 1
To clarify, the phone is used to trigger the sprinkler to record the waypoint, which is actually recorded in the control box on the sprinkler. by jesseg
GPS Guided Sprinkler 2016 - 60x speed - Close-up
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GPS Guided Sprinkler 2016 - Demonstration of phone app control
When I say "Left drive" I'm referring to the drive mechanism which turns it left -- which happens to be the right hand sprinkler. It steers like a bulldozer. It's not really an app I'm using - the con... by jesseg
GPS Guided Sprinkler 2016 - Demonstration of right, and left drive system
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GPS Guided Sprinkler 2016 - Slow motion
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GPS Guided Sprinkler 2016 - Slow motion - backlit
The sun was behind and above the water spray, making it stand out. by jesseg
GPS Guided Sprinkler 2016 - 30x speed - moving forward
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GPS Guided Sprinkler 2016 - 60x speed - turning
Here the GPS guided robotic sprinkler reaches a waypoint and turns 180 degrees to face the new waypoint, then begins navigating toward it. by jesseg
Goodbye Train, Goodbye Moon
When the strains of nocturnal car and rail meet in sweet syncopation, the night sky at times cannot contain it, and so it is that a portion of it must be captured and saved for later times, or else th... by asilvermist
Goat eating banana peel
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Pretty day at the river park
Just out exploring the river area by jesseg
What happens when those cloth garden hoses break inside
Yeah, like the title says, when those cloth garden hoses break inside which doesn't seem to take them too long, they make a nice distributed watering system. by jesseg
Don't need a garbage disposal in your sink when you have a goat
Yeah, the goat is quite happy to eat any trimming scraps from the kitchen. Shown here some fresh fig skins going down the hatch! by jesseg
The Land of My Sojourn
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I happened one day upon some pretty colour. So I decided to harvest it in hopes to harness its potential for my use. Either to make paint or a pretty desirable cup of tea. by asilvermist
Friendly honeybee
I picked this dandylion while the bee was in it, and she didn't seem to care! by jesseg
Going green - lawnmower modifications
In this episode, I convert my riding lawnmower to be a truly green machine by removing the engine and hitching up a goat. Yeah it was a joke. I actually had the old motor out to install a new motor fr... by jesseg
Slow motion - Remote controlled speed boat - Memorial Day 2016
Remote controlled electric speed boat. Slow motion video. by jesseg
Slow motion - Remote controlled speed boat - Memorial Day 2016
11.1V Lithium Ion, 20-30A by jesseg
Self-turning-back-flushing irrigation screen
A prototype to test the concept. by jesseg
Northern Lights, early Mothers Day 2016
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Super small scale goat milk filteration system - 2 of 2
Walk through of my super small scale goat milk filtering system See Part 1 here by jesseg
Super small scale goat milk filteration system - 1 of 2
Demonstration of my one-goat milk filtration system. See part 2 here by jesseg
silly piano tune
It popped into my head for just long enough to play. Don't blame me! by jesseg
The wild cat getting more friendly
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Cats eating from my hand
The shorter haired cat is very friendly. Crazy friendly. The longer haired cat is young also, but grew up wild, and is starting to learn to be a little bit friendly when it comes to feeding time. Othe... by jesseg
New lead weight for cheap lamp
This very cheaply made lamp came with an XTronix soldering station. The lamp was a "Free" promotion. The reason it was listed as free is because the weight in the base, which was made up of ground up ... by jesseg
Hand carved 6-foot windmill
So some friends and I were camping at Lake Ozette many years ago, and there was a lot of drift wood blown up onto the shore so we carved a 6 foot wind mill power generator using a hatchet. Unfortunate... by jesseg
recorder in the echo room
So this newly completed empty room was an irresistible invitation to see what sort of a racket I could be made with an alto recorder. The power was out so that's why it was so dark. Anyway, a racket w... by jesseg
A Fighter Pilots Story - WWII - Part 2 - Full Length
Here's a special tribute for Veterans Day 2015 This is part 2 of the documentary by Quentin C. Aanenson about his experience as a fighter pilot during WWII. May be too intense for younger viewers, but... by jesseg
A Fighter Pilots Story - WWII - Part 1 - Full Length
Here's a special tribute for Veterans Day 2015 This is part 1 of the documentary by Quentin C. Aanenson about his experience as a fighter pilot during WWII. May be too intense for younger viewers, but... by jesseg
Falcon catching a rabbit -- half speed
Just like the description says. That hawk or whatever it is caught a rabbit! Played at half speed. by jesseg
sliding hay bale down a ladder
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DIY Electrochemical Machining Titanium
1000W power supply for power, and a low pressure circulating pump for water flushing. The process does create scale on the surface which protects it from erosion, so I think maybe more waterflo... by jesseg
Doggy helmet cam test - failed
So we tried the newly made doggy cam helmet. Seems like it might be a good idea, but she's not used to it so she just shook it off. by jesseg
Polishing a torque converter
My old 1986 Ford Aerostar van was leaking transmission fluid, so I took out the torque converter and there was a surprisingly deep groove worn where the rubber seal rides. So I sanded down till finall... by jesseg
Hoist limit switch
Here's working on my 1986 Ford Aerostar van, on friend's hoist. Notice the foamboard panels on the ceiling - we rigged those up with micro switches on each corner so if any part of the car hits the ce... by jesseg
Hydra? No, just 7 snakes down a well.
Came across a rather old hand dug well that's not in use anymore. Looked down and my first thought was "Is that an octopus?!" But no, it was about half a dozen garter snakes who'd gone for a deep drin... by jesseg
Amazon Dash + Raspberry Pi + Ubitquiti mFi
So Amazon came out with this cool wifi transmitter called the Dash. You press the button, and it orders supplies from and they show up 3 days later. It logs into your wireless 802.11 router... by jesseg
Screenshot video of my newly released Open Source 2D Cad program for Linux
This is a video showing the capabilities of my very primitive 2D cad program. I started writing it over 12 years ago I suppose, but did a full rewrite a year or two ago. It actually operates much more... by jesseg
Steam vacuum stretches plastic wrap
See here as the steam condenses creating a vacuum under the plastic wrap, which gets pulled down to touch the food. This is essentially what happens with canning. by jesseg
Screw type 3D printer extruder
Sorry for the length and clumsiness. I wanted to get on to test it instead of spending half an hour editing footage. This is my first attempt at building a screw-type 3D printer extruder driver. This ... by jesseg
Dreamliner 787 flying with spotter plane
Saw this today from Sequim, Washington. by jesseg
Random vs Regular misfire - open circuit spark plug cable
This engine had a random misfire. By shorting individual coil outputs, and by checking peak voltage at the coil, it was determined that a certain spark plug cable had a break in it and was causing a r... by jesseg
RC fan Boat day and night
2 "Children" + two days on vacation + a few odds and ends = RC fan boat. Notes: Yes, the red and green lights on the boat were on the wrong side. And there was no white light. But it was only for two ... by jesseg
AR.Drone 2.0 flight - Geese, pond, cows
Went out to record some video of the geese and ducks in the pond. When they got bored with that, chased the cows around till I ran into a tree. by jesseg
My 3 lovage sprouts getting their morning drink
by jesseg
Really cute pseudoscorpion
Found this really cute pseudoscorpion around someones house. They are harmless and eat other smaller bugs that live in your house. They are fun to hold on your hand because they crawl around with such... by jesseg
Setting sun with sunspots
The sun was setting and was very dark red. You could safely watch it with the unprotected eye. It looked like a big red ball. You can also see sunspots! by jesseg
Blowby test of HEUI HPOP pump
All the pistons were jammed due to ingesting too much Babbitt particles. See internal pictures here by jesseg
Pencil animation - fish and ships
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Pencil Animation - Four seaons, falling leaves
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Pencil animation - Fighter jet
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Pencil animation - Chasing balls
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Pencil animation - growing vine bush
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Pencil animation - Venus fly trap
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Pencil animation - Fishing
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Pencil animation - Always a bigger fish
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Pencil animation - Rockets red glare
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Pencil animation - Happy fly
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Northern lights in a jar. Or pretty close to it.
NOTE: For best results, watch at night in a dark room. Much better that way. (It was hard getting the exposure right without washing anything out.) Pictured here is a quart canning jar with a hole dr... by jesseg
Blown headgasket 1988 Nissan Stanza Wagon 2.0L
So my 1988 Nissan Stanza Wagon with 2.0 liter engine blew me a head gasket at about 244k miles. There did not seem to be any significant coolant loss or pollution, but there was some oil loss, but no ... by jesseg
Portable Mechanic's shop
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My alcohol stove attempt 3
Attempt 3 on a tin can alcohol stove. This time burning isopropyl alcohol, which normally burns a very sooty flame. by jesseg
AR.Drone video
Just a short demo of the AR.Drone 2.0 video as recorded to android tablet. by jesseg
What We Love About The Wingfeather Saga
by jebi
1 inch suction dredge test
Testing my 1" suction dredge. It "worked" except it really doesn't move that much material per minute - I think I do better with a shovel. Found two tiny specs of gold in the sluice-box however. 2HP B... by jesseg
DIY Pick and Place
Primitive pick and place system I built from an old Graphtec XY Pen Plotter. Vacuum pump is not as loud as the camera makes it sound. Vacuum lifts the tip. Rotation is done by moving head along a spri... by jesseg
Color show from LCD being pried apart
Had an old LCD so I tried to separate the layers. Unfortunately, the glass broke in the process, but lots of pretty colors were produced in the process. Sounds are rain pounding on tin roof, cat buggi... by jesseg
Serenade for C
Ended when memory card got full. by jesseg
A snail's tooth
As we all know, snails (as well as slugs) can quite easily chew up plants that are harder then they themselves are. How do they do this? They have a hard and sharp "tooth" if you will (Probably really... by jesseg
And Can It Be
And Can It Be, sung by Jesse, Jebi & Joe at Grandpa's house in Sequim, WA. by jebi
CNC V-Slot 1.5m square Plasma Cutter progress
Video survey of my CNC XYZ project. Rails are 1.5 meters for X and Y and 2.5 inches for Z. Actual distance moved is much less in X and Y, especially while I'm using 36 inch leadscrews. Lord willing, I... by jesseg
CNC Engraver test
Depth stop was not quite deep enough so some areas didn't get engraved. by jesseg
Plasma cutter project
2-13 stainless boltstock, and feedscrew nuts are HDPE plastic. Maybe not the toughest, but highly self lubricated. by jesseg
Brand new baby calf lets me pet it
This morning I was riding along the fence on my ATV to check for problems, and found that one of the cow's had just had a baby calf - who was almost still damp! The neat thing about calves when they a... by jesseg
V-Slot project started
and so far it's looking really neat. Shown is the Z and X axis. Y axis not yet built. I kind of cheated on the tensioning mechanism for the V slot rollers. Specifically, I didn't put in any ad... by jesseg
Pet Snake, on thermometer
The thermometer is double stick glued to the inside of the glass tank. The snake likes to climb up on the thermometer. by jesseg
CNC PCB Milling
This is an old CNC engraver which I updated to be controlled by my own PCB and perl script to run simple NC files. It is grinding out a simple prototyping PCB, which I drew on my very primitive CAD pr... by jesseg
Hummer in Sequim
Female Hummingbird in Sequim, WA. Near the end of the video the hummingbird is bonked by what looks like a bee (at least that's what i think it is). by jebi
Water cooled Royer induction heater
Previously, I showed an induction heater circuit I built. It worked well but was bulky and the heating coil tended to get hot since it was not water cooled. So I tried using litz wire but that didn't ... by jesseg
My first Phantom Quad flight
My Employer let me fly his new toy, a Phantom Quadrocopter, with an attached GoPro Hero Cam. Nothing fancy about the flight, just going up, moving around some to see how it felt. Very much fun. by jesseg
Slow motion bird flying from hand
This little swallow got in my house then forgot where the door was, so I had to catch him to release him! I used the slow motion setting on a small camera to capture the release. by jesseg
How to get sick cat out from under bed
My cat got in a fight with something - probably a raccoon - and had some serious infected puncture wounds. Since he thought he was going to die, he just went under the bed and stayed there. I had to ... by jesseg
Full Bridge Royer Oscillator Induction Heater
Operational demonstration and short description of the operation of my very simple full H-Bridge Royer oscillator which is driving an induction heating coil. It delivers a 10-12vac 200Khz voltage to t... by jesseg
Baseball Cap Camera Mount
4-20 bold and another spacer to clamp it against the end of the bill. I also taped a small laser pointer to the camera so I could see approximately where it was aiming. by jesseg
Oregon Solar Installation 2013
On July 4th, I went down to Oregon to install a crude sun-tracking solar panel system which I had designed and built. I had not done the sun tracking angles exactly correct, and as it turned out, in t... by jesseg
Glide Test of 16 foot wingspan glider
This is the first test of my new wings and new tail together. The wings are 16 feet long, and the fuselage is carbon fiber fishing rod tubes. It was very tailheavy because there was nothing at all sti... by jesseg
Ethan Powers Homemade Banjo - story and two songs
gear units, the strings, and the rawhide. When he says he "Took the headstock from.." he means that he copied the design from an existing instrument - but he carved it out of solid wood. He tel... by thepowersthatbe
MSR Dragonfly at night
by jesseg
Wind Generator in Sequim, Washington
A wind generator in Sequim, Washington, spins happily in the breeze, after sunset. It was by far more pretty before the sun set, but I didn't have my camera with me then. by jesseg
Waking up the cat
by jesseg
BORING - How to repair plumbing in third world countries
Don't waste your time. by jesseg
Pretty green, red, and gold click beetle
Found this beautiful creature crawling on the window. It looked to be a member of the click beetle family. If you know the specific type, please let me know with the "report this video" or "contact us... by jesseg
Port Angeles, WA, tries to blow up tower
The City of Port Angeles is clearing some land for a new business, but there's an old steel reinforced concrete smokestack. So they try to blow it up. At first, almost nothing happened. Then, nothing ... by jesseg
Turning Nylon in Lathe
Do you think I was turning too fast? Anyway, the nylon streams out and piles up neatly, then invariably gets sucked back into the mess and wound all up on the workpiece. Sorry about the camera shake -... by jesseg
Boring in acrylic with simple boring bit
Had to go carefully or acrylic would melt. by jesseg
This, That & The Other Thing - Official Trailer
A trailer of a short film we shot on our recent trip to Sequim, WA by jebi
My simple cad program
This is a screen capture video of my simple cad program in its current stage of development. Most of the menu items don't actually do anything yet, and there is currently no way to create items, but i... by jesseg
Rainy Day
A walk through the grounds on a rainy spring morning. The video is a bit shaky at times, sorry. by jebi
Solar panel sun tracker working
Finally, a sunny day that fell on a weekend day, thank the Lord! I was able to test my sun tracking solar panel array platform by rotating the sensor to trick the system into thinking that the sun wa... by jesseg
What Happened at 58th & Jon
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Ariel Intruder
Taking the 6981 LEGO Blacktron Aerial Intruder out for a stroll in the very merry month of May. Song: "His Hand in Mine" by jebi
The Chikaree
A jumpy Tamiasciurus Hudsonicus (a.k.a American Red Squirrel or Chikaree). It made a sweet noise as it was running away by jebi
30fps Stop-motion test with Lego
A video I made with my Canon digital camera and stop-motion animation at 30 fps. I recorded the sound later and added it to the video; the soundtrack is in stereo. by jebi
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
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Rest Easy
Our submission to the Andrew Peterson "Rest Easy" video contest. We came in 2nd place! "This video made me happy because not only does the director, Jebi--who I think is also the main character in t... by jebi
Hallelujah chorus
Based on Messiah by George Frideric Handel in 1741. by donko
Home on the, umm, Range?
The Little Doggie Version by donko
It Is Better Farther On
These words are old but I'm not exactly sure how old. They were featured in the "Old Favorites" heading in the Dakota County Harald for September 3, 1909, on page 7. As we travel through the desert, ... by donko
Model airplane video from the air
This was taken using a cheap little flip video camera device, which was taped up in front of the wings, looking forward and down. by jesseg
Video feed from model airplane
The high pitch tone is the RPM indicator of the electric motor. That way I could keep tabs on my motor RPM. The low buzzing sound is the RC controller pulse so I can hear if the receiver is having tro... by jesseg
Hand launch of model airplane
This was a test flight after a crash. On the previous crash, some 2 inch wide tape running across the top surface of the right wing had come loose in the middle, but I did not know it. On the ground, ... by jesseg
Young Fidlers - Music at Sequim art walk, December 2012
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Water from pipe
When it's done playing, click the valve and more water will come out! This water is gravity feed in a 1 inch pipe. The drop is about 34PSI worth and the open flow is about 6GPM. The pipe is 900 feet l... by jesseg
Cardboard Airplane
This is a model airplane built from cardboard and tape. It was outfitted with remote control and servos so it could be flown as an RC glider. It did fly but had a tendency to stall. by jesseg
Chicken Mites
These chicken mites are sealed in between two layers of clear plastic shipping tape. They are stuck slightly on top and bottom sides but still have room to move their legs but they cannot go anyplace.... by jesseg
This little orange and brown critter was living with a bunch of his pals in a seasonal pond. by jesseg
Model airplane landing into fence
This was my first scratch built foam model airplane. Pilot didn't see the fence coming. by jesseg
Terry Smith, Far Side Banks of Jordan
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Peacherine Rag - 3 mode bottle band
All three modes for a bottle - blown, struck, and decorked. by jesseg
Singing in Church
Us all singing in church - except I wasn't singing, I was playing the harmonica. by jesseg
Big kyte flying in the park
Fellow in my home town, flying a kite he built. by jesseg
Big Band
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World's youngest conductor
Amazing by jesseg
Buddy Green at C. Hall
The fellow holding the microphone is Bill Gaither. by jesseg

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