Category Archives: GigaWidget Pictures

Good news from Wisconsin…if you’re a Republican?!

Like our last several post, here’s some back and forth from a conversation ——————————————————————————— – Republican Gov. Scott Walker survives Recall Election. This election has been touted as a test case for the national elections in Nov. This affirmation of tea party/conservatism in a swing state that went Obama in 2008 is a good sign [...]

How to repair your air conditioner and save a few bucks.

While this post is only applicable to a small subset of scenarios, you may find a nugget of information in here that could save you several hundred dollars of repair cost. As has been the case in the last several post, this communication began in our regularly scheduled weekly meeting, and carried over into the [...]

Viewing Venus transit

June 5th of this year, Venus made it’s last transit of our lifetime (assuming you won’t live past 200). This event was viewed at our headquarters by using binoculars, reversed from normal viewing direction, and a piece of plain white paper. While this method has some drawbacks, the simplicity makes it a perfect solution for [...]

Why would Apple change from 20 pin to 19 pin charging cable for the iPhone 5?

First off, the change to a 19 pin charging cable, if Apple does indeed make the change during release of the iPhone 5 would be a huge windfall of money. I suppose we can just stop there if we are looking for justification. This conversation really got started a few weeks ago when some fellows [...]

Ever seen a Jesus action figure? Or Jesus light switch!?

Well you have now. AND, it has “gliding action”! You can pick this up in Houston Tx, next time you’re there. If you have odd Jesus items, send us pictures so we can add them to our collection.

Inverted Forks on a Harley – Are they needed?

A few weeks ago, a friend of mine sent me this shot of his bike. After some banter from the others, the comment was made that the inverted forks are unique, but not needed. ——————————– WTF was I thinking. Just got back from lunch. With the wind chill it feels like 120 degrees out! Heat [...]

Car shot in Memphis, but police don’t have time to hear it…

A friend sent me this note, about a car being shot in Memphis Tn. Apparently the police don’t have time for petty crimes such as this. Here’s the note from her, along with a picture. Subject: Shot on North Parkway yesterday See the attached photo. I was driving home from work on North Parkway yesterday [...]

Torque Tube tail on mini helicopter modification

I ran across this a few weeks ago and was really impressed with the effort and quality of workmanship. Moving the motor in to the frame got the cg where it needed to be. Now the machine piro flips w/out stutter at the tail. SO, by moving the mass of the tail motor to the [...]

I picked up this tiny 15 liter ckickity China knock off, for $22 bucks.

Main compartment is 16.5″ x 10″ x 4″ secondary is 15″ x 8.5″ x 2.25″ plus the 2 smaller external pouches on the front. all the existing compartments have internal pouches to compartmentalize smaller stuff. and not alot, but more than a few of the straps to attach any standard alice pack accessories I has [...]

Night Blooming Cereus – A flower for a day

The Night Blooming Cereus, also spelled Cyrus is an interesting plant. Once a year, the plant develops blooms in early September. The blooms take about one month to mature, usually showing 5-10 blooms per plant. The blooms themselves are around 8″ across on this particular plant, but there are larger varieties. ┬áSee more on this [...]