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.

Love, Spencer.

ps - Thank you to everyone - especially my friends at Gin Lane, Undercurrent, Brilliant Bicycles and on twitter - who referred me to everything here.

We should be closer friends. Coffee's on me.

Spencer Wright
Spencer Wright
Spencer Wright is the (mostly accidental) founder of Scope of Work, which he started writing (as The Prepared) in 2013. Today he serves as its editor-in-chief and chief dilettante.
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