Had to do something with all our apples before the frost takes them. Our freezers are full so we will not make apple jam this year. Decided to build a large apple drier so we can dry all the apples. The kids love dried apple. Here you can see the result of one batch.
During the last years i have been interested in building a wood fired pizza oven. I have investigated many possibilities ranging from building a brick pompeii oven, a barrel shaped brick oven or doing the gym-ball casting trick.
What i didn’t even consider in the beginning was using metal. Then i heard some good reviews about pizza oven made from sheet metal, (Uuni pro and such). That got me thinking that steel could also be an option in cases where you didn’t need to store the heat or make bread long after firing up the oven, only to make pizzas. (more…)
Ever had the problem that you burn yourself even when you are using oven mittens. Fret not! Just take a pair of welding gloves and write “kitchen” on them. Now you will not burn yourself anymore.
I made a wolf detector.
It can tell if an image of a canine is a wolf or not. It can distinguish between a very wolf like dog and a wolf. It is a binary classificator, and has been trained on thousands of images on all dog and wolf breeds. I might connect it to a wildlife camera at some stage and do some interesting things with it. (more…)
Made an adjustable Football rebounder to practice first touch in soccer. There is almost no loss in ball speed due to the tight strings. It is like a tennis racket. The string is a nylon string meant for weed whackers. it is tightened with bolts on the side. The rebounder can be aligned in different angles so you can practice retrieving both high and low balls. There will be a youtube video about the build at some stage.
With every one of our child i have thought about building an automatic pram rocker. Now as our youngest is a baby and has had some problem sleeping I finally decided to build one.