Wikipedia picture of the day

Audio/video playlist featuring Wikipedia picture of the day. Each video is 1 minute or less. These videos are Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

Friday, October 15, 2021

Now I know!

Now I know why I keep coming home with the wrong type of light bulb. I only now learned that I need to look for "A19" printed somewhere on the box. The "A" specifies the standard pear shape and the "19" specifies the maximum diameter given in 1/8 of an inch (USA only - millimeters everywhere else.) An A19 bulb is a standard pear shape and is 2 3/8" in diameter. A G25 bulb is a 3 1/8" diameter globe shaped decorative bulb. This is the kind of stuff they don't teach in school (at least not where I come from.) Now I know!

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Copper cutout

Copper pronghorn antelope cut out with jewelry saw. It took me a half an hour and 2 blades. Had some difficulty with the horns and a couple of the hooves, but overall it went well. Pleased with first attempt. 20 gauge and 3/0 blades.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

I made this

I made this. It's art. I'm not sure what it is; It looks like some kind of tiny copper bird bath for really tiny birds.

Friday, September 24, 2021

Pronghorn antelope on copper

First etching on copper. I think it needs more time in the solution. Planning to enamel it later.

Saturday, March 06, 2021


What do you do when you don't have a 0.033µF capacitor? You connect three 0.1µF capacitors in series to get 33 nano farads. Well, right or wrong, that's what I did.