Metal tools in a woodshop…

Wood dust and metal tools are enemies. The only way to keep the metal tools hapy ks to isolate them. I needed a way to them in their happy oiled up domain. I decided against cupboards and favoured Air tight drawers. There is a need for a gasket… but by design they should work without it when properly pushed back.

This is what i came up with.

Arduino Project – Digitally Controlled Analog Surround Sound Panning – Open Source

For your enjoyment:

Digitally Controlled Analog Surround Sound Panning




Circuit Explination:


Presentation documents:

0 – TPJ – Technical Presentation





Project Source Code:

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Sound guy Xmas – ScrewDrivers

You can’t just buy one or two screw drivers for xmas, a whole set is a MUCH better idea.

I’ve had nothing but a fantastic experience with WIHA drivers.

This 33 Piece Drivelock screw driver set is a versatile and lightweight solution to carrying around 33 full size drivers.

  • Includes Both Soft Cushion Grip & MicroFinish Non-Slip Grip Handles
  • Slotted: 3, 3.5, 4, 4.5, 5.5, 6, 6.5
  • Phillips: #0,#1 & #2
  • Square: 1 & 2
  • TORX: T6,7,8,9,10,15,20, 25,30,40
  • Nut Drivers Inch 3/16, 1/4, 5/16, 11/32, 3/8, 7/16, 1/2
  • Nut Drivers Metric: 5.5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,11mm
  • Inch HEX: 3/32, 7/64, 1/8, 9/64, 5/32, 3/16
  • Metric HEX: 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6mm

If you have never seen the Drive Lock system in action check this out

If the above is too big, a great starting point is the Drive-Loc VI 15 Pc. Combo Set in Pouch They roll up nicely into any gig bag.
 Wiha also offer this 51 piece Precision screw driver set that will last your professional a lifetime!


  • Slotted Tips:  0.8, 1.0, 1.2, 1.5, 1.8, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0mm
  • Phillips Tips: #000, 00, 0, 1
  • Hex Metric Tips: 1.3, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 4.0mm
  • Hex Inch Tips: .028, .035, .050, 1/16, 5/64, 3/32, 7/64, 1/8, 9/64, 5/32
  • Torx Tips: T1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, & T10
  • Nut Drivers: 1.5, 1.8, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4, 4.5, 5, 5.5mm

In the same vein as the drive lock drivers, the System 4 screw drivers also offer complete mobility by reducing the weight of screw driver handles.



Sound Guy XMAS!!!!! Rigol DS1054Z 4 Channel Oscilloscope –

Xmas is coming!  As we know sound guys are the most difficult people to buy for.  Over the last few year I’ve posted some suggestions, here is day 1!

Day 1 – Rigol DS1054Z 4 Channel Oscilloscope

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This came to my attention from the EEVBLOG love this guy.

It’s an awesome price for a very powerful little machine.  Include probes and USB cable.

For $507 Canadian Electro Meter in pickering can hook you up!



Fixing Logitech trackball performance

I love these Logitech Marble Mouse trackballs, I have one for every computer.  After a few years they slow down physically.  Cleaning the dust off does not help enough, something different needed to be applied.  I’ve been researching lubricants and oils, doing some tests with households; but I think I’ve found the perfect fluid.  Ian Gomes of Union Sound Company made a recommendation a few years back for Penny and Giles faders.  A quick amazon search lead me to Lucas Silicone Shock fluid.  I must report that it is the perfect product for this application.  If you need a drop, I’ll send you a q-tip of it in the mail.


Generating Code with spreadsheet for Keyboard Assignments of CADSOFT Eagle

I needed a way of Generating Code, lots of code.   In cadsoft eagle, the Keyboard Assignments are completely user customizable.  They have a script language that allows you to modify the software.  I’ve used hundreds of the ULP and SCRs and decided to write my own Generator.

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