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Vacation and Goodies Upon Return

Posted by aonomus on May 17, 2010

So you may have noticed that I’ve been away for 2 weeks on a trip to Hong Kong/China, and a writeup of my travels is pending, but until then enjoy this photo of the goodies I have returned with.

The goodies:

  1. KG-UVD1P hand held transceiver and spare battery with charger and car adapter (not battery eliminator)
  2. 2x 4 position 2 axis joystick, 2x 2 position 1 axis joystick, 2x 2 position 1 axis joystick (momentary)
  3. 2x CM300DY-24H IGBTs
  4. Ultrafire C2 flashlight (single mode) with Cree Q5 emitter (200lumen approx), 2x 2400mAh protected batteries and charger
  5. 12V 20A SMPS
  6. Digital thermometer with K-type thermocouple (real cheap, only about <$8CAD for the whole kit with a case)

I also picked up a little ring of LEDs that approximately fits the lens adapter on my Canon S5IS camera, configured to run off of unregulated 12VDC, I plan to make a little battery pack and extension wire to let me do evenly lit macro photography without the normal lens-tube shadow that you’ve seen before in my photos. I need to laser cut an acrylic ring to get it to fit onto the lens tube as well (plus a diffuser), but more on that later. For now, a rough test shows that this idea works.

Yes, my desk is that dusty, especially after not touching it for 2 weeks.

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I wonder what we have here….

Posted by aonomus on October 27, 2009

Update Nov 3, 2009: almost ready for some fun things…

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1L and 500mL round bottom flasks, plus all the other bits for distillation. Enough to do reflux and workup. I have also gotten a separatory funnel (not shown) and other bits of glassware.

Upcoming soon will be a procedure for hydrolysis of vegetable based oils to obtain oleic acid, which amongst other uses will be for a ferrofluid procedure.


Oh what a lovely Tuesday morning, but what rouses me from my sleep so early?

My distillation glassware has finally arrived!

Just as a teaser, but perhaps down the road things like essential oil steam extraction and simple distillations will be posted.

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Explained Hiatus

Posted by aonomus on July 2, 2008

Ok, so its been a while since I’ve made a post, about a month or so. I’ve been sick with strep throat and a cold for 3 weeks total, and travelling. To make it up to y’all, heres a pic loaded post for your pleasure. Anyone with 56k be warned, enter this post and have your modem destroyed.

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Downtown Toronto Shopping

Posted by aonomus on May 1, 2008

Righteo, so earlier this week I went into downtown Toronto with a friend and went shopping on foot. Heres a bit of a cheat sheet in terms of cool places to go to while shopping.

Queen Street between Spadina Ave and University Ave:

  • Active Surplus Electronics
  • Steve’s Music Store
  • General clothing stores, fashion, and a pub or two.

As a note: Supremetronic has moved across the street into the home hardware. A little more cramped, but in general not too big of a difference.

Kensington Market

  • Clothing, surplus, small market stores and cafe’s.
  • Blue Banana Market: Random houseware/esoteria/decor. Many different stalls owned by various companies/brands/artists/artisans.
  • Generally bound by the rectangle marked by College St, Spadina Ave, Dundas St, and Bellevue Ave. Map: link.

Yonge St Shopping

  • The Eaton Centre is also located at Yonge/Dundas, parking is available but its probably easier to go on foot unless you intend to buy too much to carry reasonably….
  • Also, likley the biggest sex store of Toronto, Seduction is just north of Yonge and Wellesley St and has probably the most selection out of any one around, not to mention more friendly staff/less sketchy location than any other which makes people feel safe and without pressure.

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