Content by Rob Spiegel
Rob Spiegel
Member Since: June 17, 2011
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posted in December 2011

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Comment:Re: Gored Ox - Rob Spiegel-12/30/2011
Comment:Re: Dedication - Rob Spiegel-12/30/2011
Comment:Re: Dedication - Rob Spiegel-12/29/2011
The Radio Is Buried in the Dash
Made by Monkeys 
12/29/2011  19 comments
The old car radio tubes had to be changed frequently. Unfortunately, the radio was buried in the dash.
Comment:Re: Old robot - Rob Spiegel-12/28/2011
Comment:Social media? - Rob Spiegel-12/28/2011
The Ignition Problem Is Hiding
Sherlock Ohms 
12/28/2011  32 comments
No matter what was tried, this Ford Fairlane owner just couldn't fix the ignition problem – until many years later.
Comment:Re: Wow! - Rob Spiegel-12/27/2011
Comment:Re: LEDs - Rob Spiegel-12/27/2011
Comment:Old robot - Rob Spiegel-12/27/2011
Robotic Misfire on K Car Weld
Made by Monkeys 
12/27/2011  26 comments
Robots do a great job of welding, as long as they weld the right spot.
Gadget Freak Case #201: Plug & Play Sprout Board
Gadget Freak 
12/22/2011  24 comments
Jared Bouck found that off-the-shelf monitor systems were lacking the features he needed and were cost-prohibitive, so he created the sprout board, which is 100 percent open-source and totally customizable to the needs of implementations.
Case of the Vintage Furnace Blower
Sherlock Ohms 
12/21/2011  14 comments
Sometimes the best solution is the one that gets you through the short term, especially if it keeps the heater blowing.
Comment:Re: Happens! - Rob Spiegel-12/20/2011
Case of the Too-Soft Epoxy
Sherlock Ohms 
12/20/2011  19 comments
You got bad parts on the line, so you shut it down. And then you get in trouble.
Comment:Re: Dying car. - Rob Spiegel-12/19/2011
Satellite Miscommunication
Sherlock Ohms 
12/19/2011  12 comments
All the training in the world sometimes can't fix the simplest problem.
Comment:Re: Weird - Rob Spiegel-12/16/2011
Comment:Great model - Rob Spiegel-12/16/2011
Case of the Powerless Pump
Sherlock Ohms 
12/16/2011  27 comments
An indicator said a pump was down. Yet the pump kept running, seemingly without power.
Case of the Constantly Dying Car
Sherlock Ohms 
12/14/2011  10 comments
Sometimes the car dies. Sometimes it works fine. How do you fix that?
Case of the Anti-Seize Backfires
Sherlock Ohms 
12/13/2011  16 comments
The ignition problems with your car could track back to the anti-seize compound you used to loosen the plugs.
Gadget Freak Case #200: The Sun Lights Up the Deck at Night
Gadget Freak 
12/12/2011  12 comments
To provide nighttime safety for his deck, William Grill used a 40W regulator and solar panel to create an application to shine light all night.
Study: Robotics Creates, Not Eliminates, Jobs
12/8/2011  39 comments
While robots are eliminating repetitive factory jobs, the robotics industry is creating new technical jobs.
Harley Hindered by Lower Belt Guard
Made by Monkeys 
12/7/2011  62 comments
One tiny screw stands between a safe highway ride and disaster.
Comment:Re: Toys - Rob Spiegel-12/5/2011
Case of the Furnace With No Flame
Sherlock Ohms 
12/5/2011  8 comments
Sometimes a problem has multiple sources. Fix one problem, and two more crop up.
Comment:Re: Amazing - Rob Spiegel-12/2/2011
Murphy & Ohms Lost This One
Sherlock Ohms 
12/1/2011  12 comments
Sometimes a manufacturer's error is just the right error.
Are Front-Load Washers Less Reliable?
Made by Monkeys 
12/1/2011  50 comments
Reliability seems to have slipped with front-loading washers.

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