Dumb Things I Have Done Lately

Monday, May 05, 2008

I have 3 nipples...

...they're black, 1/2" in diameter, 10" long and made out of steel:

Three 1/2"x10" steel nipples from Home Depot.

Saturday was the 2008 Baltimore Kinetic Sculpture Race. I'm still exhausted from skating all over town trying to keep up.

I managed to fill most of a one-gigabyte memory card, though I haven't even begun to process them yet. Previewing the video, though, I see that I'm an even worse videographer than I am a photographer -- especially when I'm on skates.

It was because of seeing the crappy video that I finally decided to make a Poor Man's Steadycam. I stopped by Lowe's and Home Depot this afternoon to pick up the parts (oh, and Sports Authority for the 2.5lb weight).

It came out to about $18 -- I could have made it for the namesake "$14 Steadycam," except I was lazy and bought three 1/2" diameter, 10-inch black steel nipples, instead of buying a 30-inch pipe and getting it cut and threaded.

Anyway, I'd be making it now... except I just discovered that my cordless drill's battery is dead. So assembly will have to wait.



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