FlightFins Falcons for Onewheel

As someone who loves Onewheel trail riding, I’ve often wished I could be more “locked in” on my board while cruising over rough terrain. Replacing the stock grip tape was really the only change I made that helped with that, but it’s still easy to get thrown off occasionally by the roots, rocks, and drops that are common on mountain bike trails. I wanted something more than increased surface friction to keep my feet planted.

Building Simon for Arduino Uno

A couple of weeks ago I decided it was time to build something fun. My kids and I enjoy tinkering with maker projects here and there, but we haven’t made anything lately quite like our epic Twang LED Strip game build from last year. I really wanted another project that required some 3D printing and made use of an Arduino Uno and some Arduino starter kit parts we had sitting idle.

Family Favorite Weeknight Dinners

Like most families with elementary-age kiddos, dinner time can be a struggle in our house. Eating out hits the weekly budget pretty hard and even though Ames and I both enjoy cooking, trying new or adventurous recipes becomes a game of “will they eat it?” roulette. For those reasons, we try to stick with tried-and-true family favorites, sneaking in something interesting now and then when we’re feelin’ lucky.

The Pool Renovation Project

When we bought our mid-century Orlando home in the summer of 2018, the pool was one of the biggest selling points. Our kids were 6 and 4 at the time and we were spending many weekends looking for places to swim. Thanks to a pool inspection before closing, we knew in advance that we were committing to an inevitable renovation project.

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