Finally an Update!

Finally an Update!

First off I hope everyone had a great 4th of July. So regular readers might recall a post from last year entitled “Something a Little Different” well it was sorta that time of year again and hence I haven’t been in the garage for a couple of weeks. Fear not though, with this 3 day holiday weekend I got to spend quite a bit of time with the car and she’s getting really close to being ready for registration. I was hoping to knock it all out this weekend but didn’t quite make it. But first what was I doing if I wasn’t out wrenching on the car. Well you might recall we also like to take our Land Rover out and do some off roading. So a couple of weekends back we headed out to Moab for 3 days of trail leader training with the...

Christmas Lights

Christmas Lights

Ok one of my other side projects, hobbies, obsessions is Christmas Lights. Always was fascinated by them as a little kid and always loved decorating the house with lights for Christmas. In Georgia they used to refer to our house as candy cane lane. Anyway’s 2 years ago I came across some lights from GE called Color Effects lights. The are basically tri-color LED lights with covers on them that make them look like the original large C9 type Christmas lights. The lights come 50 on a string and a little controller that allows them to cycle through 12 different settings. That’s ok, but I also came across a hack that removes the original controller and connects them to an Arduino microcontroller and gives you total control over them. The geek in me just...

Something a little different

Something a little different

So today we went off-roading with the Land Rover dealership. We went up to a place called Kingston Peak, we had a blast. The mountain views were amazing. It was a pretty rocky trail and the only victims were about 5 tires. Unfortunately, 2 of them were on the the same Range Rover, one of the perils of off-roading. We got ours really dirty, it was probably the mud puddles we went through about 10 times. What can I say it was a blast. Fortunately we didn’t have any problems, in the end everyone had a good time.¬†Enjoy the slide show. You can click on an image for a larger version.