Feliç Sant Jordi!

Catalonia has this festivity, St. George & the dragon, where it is traditional to gift roses to women, and books to men. However, I like to receive roses instead, because I already have and buy plenty of books, and I’m a very complicated person to gift.

I have this habit of making a rose in the 24hour period of the festivity, no previous planning allowed. When I have had a girlfriend, purpose was clear, at the times when I don’t have one, I usually gift it to any pretty woman I encounter in the street (no contact data is ever transfered, just the rose).

This year however, I decided that since I like being given roses, I would make this one for me, because I can.

And this is what I came out with:

20150423_185832

A punch card from 1982, with a more or less accurate representation of “@}-\—“. with 9×40 pixels I wasn’t able to come with something better, as I am not an artist, but for the sake of the concept, this is enough for me.

I had to do some concessions, like using two numbers “per pixel” to get them more square, and couldn’t figure the exact separation of the numbers, so holes are a bit offset at the end, still, acceptably enough for “art”. (btw, I did the “punching” with laser).

Zoom in…

…find the fail.

where the fuck

You don’t get anything, but that’s the same I get @ work, satisfaction. I wonder, who has that kind of stupidal facial expression while using power tools? XD

Also, in the same board series, befriending resistors:

Hey there

And a military version, you know…with camo resistors:

Camo

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

The last metalbender

What to do when you find one of your big-ass heatsinks, wich already has attached an expensive led board, has bent fins?

You un-bend-it!

The last metalbender 002

Use two aluminium plates to avoid damage by scrapping, then, wedge with lateral movement a phillips screwdriver.

The last metalbender 003

There  you go (white dots in the slot are just residue from scrapping the sacrificial plates).

The last metalbender 004

v

Little big heatsinks

Can you build 30 of these? (it’s a miniature heatsink, with support for 10mm lightpipe)

11017129_678313625630940_5165837135076448891_n

Yup, I can:

Radiators 001

Radiators 002

Radiators 003

Radiators 004

Radiators 005

Radiators 006

Aaaand, done:

It’s missing the horizontal cutting step to actually release each independent mini-heatsink, but it was just the same as the process to do the upper slot.

13654_678937328901903_7055406232238986479_n

Also a photo of it installed and wired:

Radiators 007