From the mailbag: Bulbdial Clock Kit

Bruce B. wrote in to say:

I recently bought one of your Bulbdial clock kits. I just wanted to send a quick note to say that your step-by-step guide was the BEST guide I have ever seen, for anything. I have assembled many an item in my years and instruction sets vary from useless to marginally worthwhile. The Bulbdial guide was amazing! You should publish a step-by-step guide on how to write step-by-step guides :)
Oh, and the clock is amazing as well!

3 thoughts on “From the mailbag: Bulbdial Clock Kit

  1. I’m not sure whether the guide guide was meant as a joke or not, but I’d love to see how you put together your material. Although I haven’t bought any of your kits, I love reading your blog in large part because of how clearly everything is described.

    All of the graphics on the site, both photos and illustrations, look incredibly professional, and it’d be neat to see a behind-the-scenes of your studio setup and software workflow.

    For instance, what went into making the 555 datasheet (


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