First of all, sue me… I’m loving the iPhone. I never thought I would. There are a few little annoyances, but overall it’s a great little widget.
Went to the Ak ARC flea market Saturday. I had a table to sell kits, but I don’t know why I bothered. I did (just barely, maybe) cover my breakfast, the table and my gas to drive there and back, so I guess it was OK. Honestly, I think most of the stuff for sale was the same crap I’d seen last year. There was, however, a table set up by the Omaha Maker group, and separately a ham had a 3D printer running printing out something or other, I never did figure out what. So why did I go? It was good to see and talk to some of the hams I only see once in a while. Jack WA0SAQ was there, Dave WJ0Z and some others I seem to only see once every year or five.
I did some CNC engraving on the end panels for a new flavor of PicoKeyer. I think it turned out pretty well. It will be a little extra work — OK, a lot of extra work, but I think it will be worth it. This will also probably be the motivation I need to finally break down and make a better fixture for the end panels I use for the boxes. Maybe something I don’t have to stand there and hold each one in place. It would be a worth a lot to me to be able to not stand there the whole time the mill is running, holding parts and trying to avoid getting an end mill through a thumbnail. McMaster, here comes an order!
And… some days I miss not having something that looks like airplane parts in the garage. In a couple of weeks, though, I should have a “canoe” going and by Spring it should be looking airplane-y again.
That is all.