Dumpster heaven

If there’s a heaven I think I visited it today.

After running a couple of errands early in the morning I headed to Lisandro Olmos on the outside of the City to buy some scrap metal for my welding classes.

A couple of members of the group said good things about Grúas Mársico so I went there, it was also a good opportunity to travel a bit on this part, as I don’t know almost anything about it.

As I entered the warehouse I became speechless. There are shelves that extend up to the roof with parts from all kind of machines neatly organized on one side. On the other pieces of metal plate and tubing. Some big planers, milling machines and spot welders among them. And on the background, the tallest pile of industrial waste I ever seen in person. All of this on sale by weight save for a couple of weird stuff.

The shop was run by a very nice lady and her brother. This morning I only bought some iron but the next time I come around I’ll bring a small truck to pick some very , very interesting stuff.

Ayer me olvidé una zapatilla en tu casa…

… no sé qué pasa .

Most of the times I sleep at someone else’s place I forget something, like a sock or a handkerchief. Some do that on purpose to have an excuse for coming back but I’m a different kind of creep. I’m just Clumsy.

Last weekend I forgot an Ankh Cross.

It’s been a while since I had time to make something, take pictures and write about it so I’ll just post some old ones from the making of said cross. The rest can be found at flickr.

Ankh made out of scrap aluminum from a hard disk

Title courtesy of Mostruo! – Tu culpa

Nuevo trabajito…

Y quien me manda a mi a embarcarme en estas cosas. Esto es un espectrómetro de antorcha de argón del tipo ICP (inductively coupled plasma), pertenece al Instituto de Geofísica. De cerca parece al equipamiento de Lost, y eso que no es tan viejo (unos 24 años por las fechas de las partes y el manual de servicio).

Por ahora hay que reconstruir todo el mecanismo del lector de cintas; una vez que funcione hacer copias de seguridad y un programita que las decodifique. Probablemente termine reemplazando todo el conjunto con un reproductor barato cargado con rockbox.

Plasma-300 ICP Spectrometer

Plasma-300 ICP Spectrometer