2015-01-31 2 min read



It was a long week, with a bunch of nights spent figuring out how to pay for stuff in China. I am excited for someone (Jack Ma?) to fix this.

I also had enough time to go over my first prototype titanium seatmast topper, which did *not* pass the fit/finish test; even after eight iterations, one of the walls is still distorting. Which makes for a difficult story to tell, but I'm working on it anyway - and regardless, I'll be moving forward with more prototypes soon.



  • This NYTimes story (and the video - seriously) about a toddler whose surgeons practiced on 3D printed models before operating on her skull is kind of intense.
  • The Common Parts Library is a set of commonly used electronic components for designing, prototyping, and manufacturing electronics. "Often component selection comes down to the question of, “what’s the <component> that everyone uses for <application> and has good availability in the supply chain?” The Common Parts Library should answer this question quickly."



Stuff that doesn't fit into my dumb/arbitrary categories.


Stiltsville, man.

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