Every year I make a year planner that is arranged by the phases of the moon instead of the conventional months of the year. Recently I have found out that my approach of starting on the new moon is a very ancient way of measuring time (both Muslim and Jewish calendars work like this). However,… Continue reading Lunar Year Planner 2016
Last week I put up this Instructable for a solar viewer – to allow me and the family to view eclipses and transits safely!
I am pleased to say that I didn’t get too disheartened by the failure of my first attempt and I have now made a whole new dome. Admittedly on a more modest scale, but this one actually worked and has all the right proportions of a dome. It’s also incredibly light, and for it’s weight,… Continue reading Geodesic Dome II
Here is a cake baked by my wife and decorated by me. It’s another way to be creative and tastes good too!
Being all mathematical I’ve been long fascinated by geodesic domes. There are instructions in many places on the web for a method involving rolling tubes of newspaper up and then stapling them together in the right configuration to make a dome. Newspaper being free, I thought I’d have a go… This is actually the best it ever managed. Having… Continue reading Geodesic domes