There has been copious non-Mitochondrion making and fixing, helped by it being all sunny.
There are eleven bits of wood left to do, before declaring the house done. Of course, not one of these pieces is simple and each is visible trim or shelf, so must be perfect. This is an architrave around the entrance to the toys room and the cut I was about to do took an hour to set up, coz the cut edge butts up against an angled post and the width has a slight taper over two metres. I've just got to cut two mitres and then three of those eleven bits of wood can be nailed on.
It fits though.
There might have been some entirely deniable mad science. I say deniable as we're pushing things into territory that gets nations bombed. It also turns out that the Machine That Has No Pity is actually too frightening for everyone, and needs to be rebuilt as the Machine With A Reduced Chance Of Death.
A decorated lamp post, coz Brooklyn's like that.
A friend has a dinky little laser show in a box, red & green, with moving patterns. Sadly, no moving and a rattle from the box. So I took it apart for a look:
Control board at the top, black heatsink is the green laser, metal lump at the bottom is the red laser, shiny bit in the middle is a fixed beam combiner, and the motor and glowing plastic gearbox on the right turn a tiny plastic diffraction grating. The second diffraction grating is mounted on the left panel of the case. First one rotates, second one is fixed, magic happens, shiny lights are shiny.
And for the rest of those eleven bits of wood… the amp currently sits on the sub in the corner of the snug, but its a perfect spot for a couple of shelves. They're a chunky size, 500x400x about 30 or so. Obviously, this implies a dilemma. Do I a) buy some fucking plywood and get it done in a day or b) fuck around for weeks making a custom pair of shelves out of off-cuts? Well, yeah. So here's the first one, glued and screwed together, awaiting a final cut to size and sand. Coz these are my fucking shelves, I'll be drilling the crap out of them, to allow for airflow and cable management.