I’ve had a Casio Commando 2 C811 LTE smart phone for a while now, and I was thinking about picking up a charging cradle for it. I remember back when I had the Casio Boulder flip phone, the charging cradle came standard in the box with it and was rather handy. I figured the cradle wouldn’t cost much more than a phone charger (~$10), being little more than shaped plastic with a connector and cables running through it. Unfortunately, Casio thinks this simple device is now worth a whopping $50, instead of being free with the phone (apparently the cradle for even the original commando was ~$30). Thus motivated, I was inspired by the works of Objectivityiskey and buffal0b1ll who seem to have had similar issues.
Since I’m not finding as much time as I had hopped to fill out this blog, I thought I’d throw up some pictures of the final result and add the process later.
When I graduated from UMass this summer and came home to live with my folks before joining the real world, I knew I had to find some kind of project to fill my free time to counteract the decelerated pace of life in Vermont.
Eventually I decided what out packed house really need was another boat. After all, five boats that can hold about ten people all together is hardly enough for a house of four. Thus far, all of our water craft have been of the paddling/rowing variety, so the obvious choice was to add a sailing vessel to the fleet. Though I hadn’t been sailing in years, and haven’t made anything of this sort or scale, I easily convinced myself that surly this ancient crafting art couldn’t be that complicated.
Before I started to really knuckle down and research wooden boats, I thought to myself, I would be remiss is I ignored all my years of education as an engineer and failed to come up with some goals prior to burying myself in theory and thought.