Corbin Dunn
Redwood Monkey

All posts in 2015

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Arduino: Tricks for fast Bluetooth LE data transfers

I’ve been using the Adafruit LE friend to do some data transfer tests. With the basic setup, I was sending 1 kB of data in about 9.5 to 10 seconds. That is horribly slow! About... [read more]
Cocoa, Coding
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Adafruit Bluetooth LE SPI “Friend” with data loss and stalls (infinite loops)

I’m working on adding bluetooth support to my LED cyr wheel.  A long time ago I picked up an Adafruit nRF8001 breakout board — I was worried it was too big to fit in my wheel,... [read more]
General

Utility sink counter top: The Sculpin IPA Counter

I wanted to touch up some of the areas next to my newly remodeled bathroom, and the laundry room needed a new utility sink. The plastic piece of crap I had was junk and I... [read more]
Project Hutchinson, Woodworking

The Electric Bug Chronicles: Yeah, those skid marks on Highway 85 are mine…

Oh boy… My bug needed new brake pads. I go through them crazy fast, as I drive down the famous “Highway 17” on a daily basis and my car doesn’t do any re-gen braking. This... [read more]
Electric Bug

The Electric Bug Chronicles: Cops.

Stories from the driver’s seat. I have been pulled over at least ten times by the cops. It has become less frequent the past two years, although part of the reason is probably because I... [read more]
Electric Bug

The Electric Bug Chronicles: You’re kicked out!

Stories from the driver’s seat. So, this happened about three years ago. I was driving the bug to the Summit Store in the Santa Cruz mountains, and pulled into the parking lot. It was a... [read more]
Electric Bug

The Electric Bug Chronicles: Hey, Don’t Pull Him Over!

Stories from the driver’s seat. In the past four or five years I have been pulled over by cops a lot. I always get set on my way without a ticket; so far I haven’t... [read more]
Electric Bug

The Electric Bug Chronicles: F – You

Stories from the driver’s seat. This is something that happened about four years ago, and the picture below is from 2011.    The California HOV white stickers: the privilege to drive solo in the carpool... [read more]
Electric Bug

The Electric Bug Chronicles: Window Down

Stories from the driver’s seat. It was quite chilly out as I was driving home on 17 yesterday in the fast lane. I was surprised to see a guy in a red BMW with his... [read more]
Electric Bug

Bathroom Vanity / Remodel – Project Completed!

A “walk around” video of my vanity: I’m super happy with how it turned out! A nice eco friendly concrete countertop:
Project Hutchinson, Project Videos

Aqua Coat water based wood finish on my utility cabinet

The next project after my bathroom vanity is a small utility sink cabinet made out of hard maple. Serendipitously I got a message from Aqua Coat asking to review their water based coating right when... [read more]
Woodworking

Bathroom Vanity: Completed!

My bathroom vanity is complete! This is a picture before I fixed the sink on. I originally had a different more square sink, but it was simply too white. This sink is an off white... [read more]
Woodworking
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New domain for cyr wheel stuff!

I now have http://www.rouecyr.org that redirects to my Circus/Cyr Wheel blog section. Cool!
Circus/Cyr Wheel

Purple Unicycle

My friend Patricia wanted a purple unicycle to match her brother Scott’s frame. Scott has my old KH26 that I painted purple back in 2010. Just like last time, I did a coat of Chrome,... [read more]
Unicycling

Plug Bug: Try 3 with the transmission

I really miss driving my electric bug. It has basically been out of commission for an entire year. I probably squeezed out around 1000 miles on the rebuilt transmission I got late last year, but... [read more]
Electric Bug

Bathroom Vanity: Counter Top (part II)

Some pictures of it roughly installed:    THE SPROCKET EMBEDDED!
Project Hutchinson, Woodworking

Bathroom Vanity: Concrete Counter Top

The project continues with a nice counter top. I wanted to go for concrete as I’m fascinated by it, and got two concrete counter top books by Cheng and some premixed stuff from his website (more... [read more]
Project Hutchinson, Woodworking

Custom Dragon Unicycle – powder coating and lettering

My unicycle friend Dragon has just started college at UCSC and needed a 29er to get around. I fixed up an old 29’er that I had around. The frame was chromed steel, so I did... [read more]
Unicycling

Tesla OS 7 has serious usability problems combined with a hit from the ugly stick

October 15th, 2015: Tesla released their OS version 7 – featuring Autopilot. A self driving car, who wouldn’t want to update? Well, I wish I hadn’t and I want to downgrade. The instrument panel is... [read more]
Electric Bug

Bathroom Vanity: Woodworking & Finishing Completed

I’ve had the bathroom vanity completed, and I’ve been behind on posting progress. Some of the finishing setup: After finishing, I screwed the drawer fronts on: It is now sitting in my bathroom and I’m... [read more]
Project Hutchinson
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Bug transmission down again :(

Sadly, my transmission saga continues. My rebuilt transmission from MOFOCO was slowly leaking oil from the main shaft. I had took it out…and tried to see if there were any problems. A few months ago... [read more]
Electric Bug

Photography: Portovenere window (v1)

Some windows in Portovenre, Italy. The first of two. The framing is cool.   
Photography

Photography: Classic Manarola, Cinque Terre

When people think of Cinque Terre they frequently get an image of the town Manarola. I’d like to cleanup the lens flare in the pictures below, especially the second. The day had few clouds, so... [read more]
Photography

Photography: Vernazza Italy

 A view of Vernazza, in Cinque Terre Italy. This isn’t an HDR; it is a single RAW file that I manipulated a bit to make it look more vibrant and pleasing. I enjoy how the town... [read more]
Photography

Photography: Boats in Portovenere, Italy

Here are a set of boats in Portovenere, Italy. A wonderful town that wasn’t as touristy as Cinque Terre, and not as bustling as the much larger La Spezia. We had taken a train from... [read more]
Photography

Photography: Cinque Terre Boats in Manarola, Italy

I decided to go old-style with this boat photo from Manarola, Italy — one of the “Cinque Terre” towns on the Italian west coast.   
Photography

Photography: Camogli Beaches

The beaches in Camogli are small round rocks. I really enjoy them more than sandy beaches. I hate how sand gets everywhere. It gets in your shoes, your shorts, your hair and just feels gritty.... [read more]
Photography

Photography: Camogli, Italy – View From the Castle

I’ve been visiting Camogli quite a bit with Costanza, since her family has a history of vacationing in the small Italian seaside town. I captured quite a few pictures that I’m happy with, and here... [read more]
Photography

New Geared 36 unicycle wheel build

My geared 36 unicycle was breaking spokes nearly every ride. I’ve rebuilt the wheel with the same spokes quite a few times over the years. I would have to rebuild it when the hub failed... [read more]
Unicycling

Bathroom Vanity: Sanded, and Starting to Finish

I finished up the drawers. I used the Bessey clamps to keep things straight and tight, and also to pull close any gaps on the end: After that, some still had some tiny gaps…I mixed... [read more]
Project Hutchinson, Woodworking

Plug Bug: charger repaired; back on the road

The bug is rolling again! About 39,800 electric miles. I asked Manzanita Micro why it failed and what I could do to prevent it from happening again. They said it “was something in the negative... [read more]
Electric Bug

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