We are pleased to announce a new series on our site, Home Engineering, with one of the best engineers we know! Amanda W0zniack! Amanda“w0z” Wozniak. w0z is a frequent guest on our “Ask an Engineer” weekly show (our most info-packed ones so far) – and she designed the MONOCHRON clock enclosure. W0z also designed the very popular and amazing DefCon Ninja Party Badges. W0z is a staff Electrical Engineer at Wyss Institute and formerly an applications Engineer at Analog Devices. What does electrical engineering and joint compound have in common? YOU’RE ABOUT TO FIND OUT. w0z writes –
This video is an example of why I’m an engineer. Engineering is all about diving in and learning about how to get things done, which ends up being incredibly rewarding and fun! I’ve spent the past year renovating parts of the house I live in, so here’s a snippet about installing doors, wall and trim.
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Yay! More Amanda please! Good video series to start the New year!
Excellent year to Adafruit and Amanda : life us better with smiles and passion 🙂
Interesting video idea! Anybody up for doing a “Installing Cat 5e cable in your home” video? Maybe once we get around to doing it in our house I’ll vlog it 🙂
Doors in old homes are tons of fun. I went to put in a new storm door and discovered our 1920’s front door was 33in. The standard sizes now are 32 and 34in. Unless we were willing to pay twice as much for a custom door we had to figure out how to make a 32in door fit. Oh yeah and the 20’s frame was not square either.
Door hanging pro tip:
When you hang a door (or re hang a door) start with the hinge side. Shim and nail it so that it is plumb. Then go around and finish shimming and nailing the other side adjusting for the reveal around the door.