BOTZEES GO Dinosaur Robot Review

Pumped is an understatement for this review. This is a STEM toy and my oldest is in robotics. This BOTZEES GO Dinosaur Robot Review helps get Oliver ready for robotics and I am so excited. Let’s dive in and check this out! Buy it with my Affiliate link: BOTZEES GO Dinosaur Robot Review – Amazon Description BOTZEES GO! Dinosaur Building Toys The dinosaur pack comes with 103 brightly-colored, soft-textured large blocks that feature rounded edges and unique shapes that encourage building and play. The kit also includes, 1 main control block and 1 controller. This dinosaur building set is made from high quality ABS – perfect for younger boys and girls! The stem dinosaur toy is wonderful Christmas gift…

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ProGearX Camera Tripod Review

It is time for a review on some photography / videography equipment. This is the ProGearX Camera Tripod Review. In it we dive into my current tripod and then this upgrade. My current tripod is a basic tripod that I thought lightweight was the way to go. Over time I saw issues with tipping and general offset or inaccuracy issues. That is why we bring in the ProGear X Camera Tripod Review. Buy it on Amazon: ProGearX Camera Tripod Review – Amazon Description Stable & Anti-Shake Aluminum Alloy – ProGearX Camera Tripod Review Camera tripod is made of aluminum alloy, and it is anti-shake and stable during use. Even in windy conditions , the aluminum tripod is still as…

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Budget Basement Renovation Phase Four

It has been a few weeks since I’ve had an update but we have several updates to get through. This phase will be priming the new wall on the gym side. We also have a few more updates, so you’ll have to watch to see!

Outside of the gym wall I will also be priming the basement stairwell.

-Electrical ($500) – This phase is now complete. The are now 4 wall outlets, 2 light switches, and 5 lights. I am buying all of the materials from Home Depot. I am using a slightly larger gauge wire than is needing for the lights to save money (the outlets require a thick gauge but buying about what I need for each costs the same as one coil of wire. I also don’t have to meticulously calculate feet of wire needed).
-Paint gym area ($200) – This is the phase I am in and will be priming the new gym wall today. I am going to paint the walls white but am now planning to paint the ceiling black. I need to prime the drywall first and then start painting. I will roll it which will take more time but will help limit moving equipment.
-Vinyl Flooring and wall & window trim – I have just shy of 700 square feet to cover. I can then install the trim. I will get the flooring and underlayment from LL Flooring. I will likely get the trim boards from Home Depot.

Items for basement:
Electrical items – not going to list them all other than the materials were about $250. This is project to project (a bunch of wire and many other things that would only make sense if you did the same project).
Primer – Just using a decent primer from the store
Couch – purchased from Wayfair a couple years ago.
Bean bag chairs – Christmas presents
Teepee – Christmas present
Basketball Game – Facebook Marketplace
Amazon Items:
Sengled 100w Equivalent Smart Daylight Bulbs – ($40)
Square Ottomans with Storage – ($15)
Area Rug 7′ x 10′ – ($75)
Area Rug 2’3″ x 10′ – ($35)
Furinno Simplistic Set of 2 End Table – ($32)
Furinno 3-Tier Entertainment TV Stand – ($38)
Tilt TV Wall Mount Bracket Low Profile – ($18)
KILZ 1-Part Acrylic Paint – ($32 – 3 gallons so, $96)
Industrial Pendant Light INNOCCY Edison Hanging Cage Pendant Lights – ($24 for 2 pack, so $48)
Govee Dual Smart Plug 2 Pack – ($17)

The Smart TV was from Facebook and so were the foosball table and the basketball game (which everyone loves the basketball game. The two gaming systems are from my kids Grandpa and were Christmas presents. I wanted to have the option to turn the electrical off when I am away as a just in case measure so I purchased the smart plugs. The TV needed to be mounted and I found the one linked above to have good reviews. The end tables and TV stand were more of a “I need to get some finishing touches done, so what looks ok” and I landed on the Furinno ones. The pendant lights I trimmed the cord some so they would be uniform but the cord length was 48″ I believe so they could hang low if needed. The rugs were approved by my wife and were fairly cost affordable as locally I couldn’t find any decent deals. Used rugs could suffice but then there is the need to clean and issues with any snags or stains. The lights were the most tedious and I wanted Multicolor but the color is so dim when I choose daylight as the setting. I landed on these ones just to keep it bright and need less light fixtures.