I spent the past 6 months, hundreds of hours, and tens of thousands of dollars building out my dream workshop. I built everything from custom furniture to custom fixtures, and it’s everything I’ve dreamed of. Come work with us at Strange Parts: https://form.typeform.com/to/Svyf3WVL A huge thanks to the following folks for helping me build the […]

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We built the 250 lb combat robot Switchback for the latest season of BattleBots (2022) with a team of 11 engineers. With an 80 lb drum spinner on the end of a 180 degree articulating arm, Switchback is full of engineering challenges. And we had only 3 months to get it working… You can watch […]

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I get hands-on with the $2,000,000 fMRI machine that imaged my brain as part of the treatment for my head injury earlier this year. We learn how to run it, what it can do, and what can happen when things go terribly wrong. For more, watch interviews with the neuroscientists that run Cognitive FX about […]

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Wow, I had a blast last time, I forgot how much I enjoy streaming! The railing I’m fabricating for the top of the stairs in my new workshop still isn’t finished so join me as I continue welding up the balusters! My stream setup isn’t quite ready yet as you’ll see, I have a TON […]

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Come hang out with me as I show chat around my new shop, answer questions about the past year and do some fabrication on the railing you all helped me pick out on Twitter! My stream setup isn’t quite ready yet as you’ll see, I have a TON of other projects that need to happen […]

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I spent the past week at Cognitive FX (http://cognitivefxusa.com) getting treatment for my concussion. I was VERY impressed by the team and the treatment, and the scores on my brain scans improved dramatically. I have to wait a few months to see my symptoms go away, but I have a lot of hope!

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I got hit in the head by a falling pipe while shooting a video in July, and haven’t been the same since… See behind the scenes at Strange Parts: http://twitter.com/strangepartscom http://instagram.com/strangeparts_com http://facebook.com/strangepartscom http://twitch.tv/strangeparts

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I got a chance to try out the world’s smallest scanning electron microscope. But, not everything went according to plan. In theory, this machine is pretty awesome – it’s portable and small enough to fit in the overhead compartment. It uses an iPad as the user interface, which is pretty intuitive. But it’s just never […]

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Thanks to Brilliant for sponsoring this video. Be one of the first 200 people to sign up with this link and get 20% off your premium subscription! https://brilliant.org/strangeparts What started as a straightforward attempt to try out a portable scanning electron microscope has evolved into a journey down the rabbit hole into the physics of […]

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In the final part of this short 4 part series, I completed the Open Book! This is such a great piece of open hardware and was genuinely fun to build. This was streamed on Twitch on Jan 25, 2021 You can buy a PCB for this project on Joey’s Tindie page here: https://www.tindie.com/products/joeycastillo/the-open-book-pcb-bare-pcb/ 00:00:00 Stream […]

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