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Asus 239H – Asus 239H – Asus 239H⠀⠀
Asus RaidR 240GB⠀⠀
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Corsair Gaming Audio SP2500⠀⠀
Western Digital Black² 1TB+120GB – Western Digital Black² 1TB+120GB⠀⠀
Cooler Master V Series V1200 – Cooler Master V Series V1200⠀⠀
DimasTech® Bench/Test Table Hard V2.5 Glossy Black⠀⠀
rSeat RS Stand T – Triple screen floorstanding⠀⠀
DXRacer chair F-series Green⠀⠀
Razer Gaming Gear⠀⠀
Razer DeathStalker Ultimate⠀⠀
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Razer Orbweaver⠀⠀
Razer Tiamat 7.1⠀⠀
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4 x Custom lasered TFC Reservoir Cover ⠀⠀
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4 x Laing D5⠀⠀
Radiators⠀⠀
3 x TFC Admiral 360⠀⠀
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16x Gelid Wing 12 120mm UV Green⠀⠀
Controllers⠀⠀
2 x Lamptron CW611⠀⠀
4 x Lamptron Stainless Steel Green Illuminated Switch⠀⠀
Coolant⠀⠀
Mayhems 10 Ltr Ultra Pure H2O⠀⠀
Mayhems UV Laser Green Dye⠀⠀
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I was going through some old files (I’m kind of a pack rat in that sense) and discovered the schematic above. For those of you who’ve seen The Good at any point since about 1996–and shame on those of you who haven’t–you’ve surely noted the four floorstanding houselamps we have on stage. They’re the kind of thing your grandma had in her house in the 70’s. We drilled holes out in the lampshades so they spell out G-O-O-D. See what we did there?

We’d been touring with them for a while, I think, when the idea struck me that it’d be fun to animate the lights, to set them up to blink rather than just be on all the time. There were various professional lighting devices available at the time that would have met the requirements and more, but we were already in debt and barely clawing out with our gig money. It was cheaper to build than to buy. So I designed and built this digital controller circuit for under $150. That’s it in the second picture. The control circuit is in the leftmost junction box, and the second one has solid state relays to control the 120V lamp circuits. It’s all screwed to a 2x6. There is also a remote footswitch to turn the lights on/off, and to initiate the blinking sequence.

Here’s what struck me as I looked at the yellowing schematic: I have been building technology, first as a hobbyist and then professionally, since I was about twelve years old. None of the software I built for a living (not counting my current “job”) is running anywhere. I don’t think that’s so much a referendum on the quality of my work–just life in a corner of the financial services world where ideas don’t work forever, so by definition neither will your software. And all the audio gadgets I’ve built over the years are in landfills. Most couldn’t handle life on the road, or were inferior to commercial products that are also cheaper.

But this stupid thing–after years of rough treatment traveling the country, being stomped on, having beer spilled on it, being chucked into trailers at 2:00am–is still running strong since 1996. Other than a couple of failed receptacles which you can see are disabled by duct tape, this has never required maintenance. This is by far my most enduring engineering work.