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Cool Gadgets: Wago Distributed I/O

Posted August 4, 2008 by Pepper Hastings

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This vid will go out in the next Innovative News newsletter but I thought we'd give blog readers a sneak peek. Adam loves this stuff and it shows. The satisfied look on his face at 2:10 is probably the same one his mom saw 30 years ago when he was polishing off a complicated Tinker Toy project.

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Man Struggles With Simple Lightbox Assembly

Posted July 29, 2008 by Pepper Hastings

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We shot two new Cool Gadget vids last Friday using our new lightboxes and video studio. Gene walked in with a camera while I struggled to assemble these seemingly harmless yet inherently dangerous items. Have you ever put up a tent? That's what this reminded me of.
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Impalement Alert: Light Box Assembly

Posted July 25, 2008 by Pepper Hastings

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We're shooting another Cool Gadgets vid this afternoon, and we're trying to improve the lighting. Gene and I drove down into Dallas to pick up some new equipment, since we plan on doing more vids instead of less.

Besides charging us three times the phone quote, the guy at the camera shop starts putting this thing together and tells us to "stand back." For a minute, I thought we were in trouble.

Bad news is, we still have two more of these things to put together without skewering ourselves.

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