Sunday, July 5, 2015

Box and Whisker chart on Excel for Mac template

how to box and whisker plot for excel on mac

I put this together on Excel 2010 for Mac based on this page:

I won't go into the how details because you can work it out from her post. If you want to use the template I have posted here

Since it is a rare statistics related post I will give props to the medical stats book I am using these days. Medical Statistics: A Textbook for the Health Sciences

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Fisher price snugabunny cradel swing DIY repair

snugabunny repair DIY
Ok so details and photos to follow but we were able to repair our Fisher-Price Snugabunny Cradle 'N Swing with an electric motor harvested from a air freshener (Air Wick Freshmatic). The snugabunny was still running (music, mobile) and it would swing but only very weakly. This was able to be fixed with the exchange of the electric motor.

On the basis of this Youtube Video:

We had an older hand me down model so the reason for this post is to
1) confirm that this procedure works with the older model:
2) show the process for this model
3) recognize that the symptom in this case was only weakness of the

1) There are 9 screws that need to be removed from the underside. In case you have already done this step without taking notes below are the relative sizes of the screws.

2) First remove the brown cross bar, there are two screws to remove.

3) Next remove the round component you see with the red and yellow wires running out of them. There are two screws on it.
snugabunny diy repair

4) remove three screws from the motor housing
snugabunny diy repair

5) Remove two screws from the axel and three from the arm

6) Pull out the motor and remove the worm gear.

9) Pull the electric motor from your Air Wick Freshmatic

8) Ok so I forgot to take a couple pictures here but you need to move two electric components from the original electric motor (silver) to the new motor (green). This is done with a soldering iron the details of which are beyond my scope here. I would suggest cutting of the full set of components and wires off the native motor and transferring them to the new motor. The foam component will also need to be moved to the equivalent position.

9) When re-assembling you work backwards on all of this. I recommend trying this as you re-assemble and if the motor is running slow it may have the polarity reversed. Below is what it should look like if running properly

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Monday, June 16, 2014

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Cast of Game of Thrones in the world cup.

Theon Greyjoy

The Hound

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Painters inspired by Krazy Kat.

Anyone know a good list?
I found this gem on the youtube asserting that Richard Diebenkorn may be on the list. Go to minute 31 if you want to skip to the chase.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

2014 Fantesy Olympic Picks


Top athletes:
In a draft system biathlon and alpine seem the strongest sports to pick a winner from. I would draft. 
Tina Maze
Marit Bjørgen
Martin Fourcade
Tora Berger

In case anyone out there is interested in my picks. The league I am in has some interesting and specific rules and is not based on a draft.
Alpine Skiing-Aksel Lund Svindal (m, Norway), Tina Maze, (f, Slovania)Ted Ligety
Biathlon- Martin Fourcade (m, France), Tora Berger (f, Norway) Emil Hegle Svendsen (m, Norway)
Cross Country Skiing- Petter Northug (m, Norway), Marit Bjørgen (f Norway), Charlotte Kalla (f, Sweden)
Figure Skating-Patric Chan (m, canada) Mao Asada (f, Japan) Wagner (f, USA)
Freestyle Skiing- Xu Mengtao (f, China), Mikael Kingsbury (m, Canada), Qi Guangpu (m, China)
Short Track Speed Skating- Charles Hamelin (m, Canada), Suk Hee Shim (f, South Korea) Seung-Hi Park (f, South Korea)
Snowboarding Shaun White (m, USA), Patrizia Kummer (f, Switzerland), Roland Fischnaller (m, Italy)
Speed Skating Ireen Wüst (f, Netherlands), Sven Kramer (f, Netherlands), Martina Sáblíková (f, Czech Republic)

Bobsleigh (two- and four-man) USA!
Curling- Sweden
Ice Hockey- Canada
Luge (doubles and team relay)- Germany
Ski Jumping (large hill team)- Austria
Nordic Combined (team hill)- France

If anyone has a tip on who is going to light the big candle this year I would love to hear! I need it for a tie breaker.