Scott McKittricks Blog Posts/News

Monochron Clock Kit

22 January 2012, 11:44 pm

Some of my christmas money went towards purchasing a Monochron Clock kit from It turned out to be an awesome build and I had lots of fun putting it together. I also chose it because it allows you to program your own clock “faces” for it. I’ve programmed a Space themed face for it [...]..... More

Kindle Hacking

9 January 2012, 5:45 pm

Shortly after I purchased my Kindle Keyboard, I decided to jailbreak it and apply the screensaver hack. Now I can have an infinite variety of interesting screensavers. I also have access to quite a few interesting hacks for the device. Where I got the jailbreak files from: A list of hacks available for the [...]..... More

Emergency Gingerbread Cookie Cutter

31 December 2011, 6:22 pm

My sister decided to make Gingerbread cookies for Christmas. This would have been great except that after she made the dough, we discovered a complete lack of any cookie cutters in the house and all the stores were closed as it was Christmas day.  So rather than give up, I made her a cookie cutter [...]..... More

Tornado Chamber

30 November 2011, 6:00 am

This is a Tornado Chamber I built for one of our Science Saturday workshops. Air enters the box through the two slits in the side and exits through the hole in the top. The positioning of the slits sets up a clockwise vortex inside the box (the rotation of the air in the box should [...]..... More

Dorian Gray Halloween Costume

11 November 2011, 11:52 pm

For this past Halloween, I was Dorian Gray from Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray Choosing the character: I have known the basic premise of Dorian Gray for years and it has always been rather fascinating to me. Sometime in June, I ran across the 2009 movie adaption of the novel. I’ve always liked [...]..... More

Computer Fan Hovercraft

30 July 2011, 8:00 pm

Air pressure. We experience it every day. For those of us living around sea level, we must endure 14.9 pounds pushing down on every square inch of our bodies. Of course, since the air is also pushing in every other direction, we don’t feel it at all. Due to the fact that we experience air [...]..... More