FINALLY, the scorpion is complete with UV lights and GITD paint

The long awaited finishing of the Scorpion that a young aspie friend and I built together is complete:  I have installed the UV LED, and circuitry AND coated the insides with clear coat UV reactant it glows both after the UV light is turned on, and also in the dark.

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canucksgirl5 years ago
Nice. :)

I think there's a bug on your page (no pun intended). The images don't load the "normal way"... they open into a blank page. (Just so you know...)
Goodhart (author)  canucksgirl5 years ago
Do you mean on the actual ible they don't load? Hmmm... Oh btw, tisn't a bug, tis an arachnid (scorpions are arachnids even though they look more like crustacea). :-)
No, I mean on this page... When I click on either image, they load onto a new blank page (instead of loading in the image window). That doesn't seem to happen on any other pages (so I don't know why its doing that here)...

ALSO, the link in your into, tries to open to your EDIT page for your ible (but then shows an error). (See image of what it opens to)
Goodhart (author)  canucksgirl5 years ago
I just realized that you described something I have seen before, not with my pictures, but many others, while I was using MSIE. It is a bit of a bother though, isn't it ? :-)
I just checked the pictures again, and they seem to be working fine now. Apparently they did an update last night, and there's been a few temporary oddities... ;)

Glad you got the link fixed. (I wanted to see how it all turned out!)
Goodhart (author)  canucksgirl5 years ago
Well, it started out as a kit/puzzle.....then I modded it, broke it, fixed it, broke another part of it, fixed that, lost a piece and made a piece of that.....turned a one day build into a 5 month project LOL

What was important though (I felt)  was how much my little aspie friend learned from it and enjoyed building it.....when I get it to her (as soon as the fastening epoxies harden), she'll have it to glow happily on her dresser (she is such a contrast with her sister, who loves to play dolls and dress up; while cindy likes scorpions, dinosaurs, and anatomy LOL ) I am blessed to able to be a part of her upbringing (seeing as I have no children of my own, and at my age, will probaby not have any).

You should have SEE her reaction, when I demonstrated the Magnus effect to her,  and when I created a voice box out of a drinking straw and a balloon........she is really a gem to work with.....such a thirsty mind :-)  
lol... At least the whole process demonstrated good problem solving techniques... and a little Murphy's Law.

I finally got around to seeing the Magnus Effect. Very cool and unexpected results. I'm guessing you've also been inspired by the sciencetoymaker website? That one I suggested has some really cool stuff. Definitely in her realm of interest. My son is also into science and has an engineering mind, and I've learned a lot from him. Kids can be great teachers when they are passionate and given the chance. I'm glad you have this opportunity to work with her. (I'm sure you get just as much (if not more) out of it). :)
Goodhart (author)  canucksgirl5 years ago
The whole process demonstrated I am getting clumsy in my advanced years LOL

It is especially cool to see the wonder and hunger for information in an Asperger child.....they never get enough :-)   
Ack... if she says something you just "explain" that you "meant to do that". :-)
But yes, when they're excited about what they're learning, its inspiring.
Goodhart (author)  canucksgirl5 years ago
Nah, we aspies have a horrible time lying....and so we normally just don't. She understands (besides the glow in the dark thing will probably help her forget how it looked originally...I actually did a half decent job of fixing the joints . I am about to publish more details of this encounter as a thread. It really had me buzzing for a few days :-)
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