Kindred wolf mask

I found this excellent mask on thingiverse, as usual, but the artist got all twisted about people using it and pulled it down.   You should be familiar with this technique by now, so here we go.  Print, Filling primer, Sand a lot. Paint, detail, weather Finish and weather a bit more  

Blue Spirit mask

Yet another mask to add to the collection, this one is the Blue Spirit mask from Avatar. I found a very lovely model on thingiverse and was able to print it in one piece in PETG with .2mm layers.  I did something a little different this time though, I wanted this mask to actually feel…

Robot Art

STEAM day is coming up at a local special needs school and I wanted to bring something fun, engineering-y but artsy too.   The kids have various degrees of fine motor control so I knew I would need something as simple as pushing a button, but some of the kids are also pretty motor typical so…

Huawei 2 watch travel charger

For the life of me, I can’t figure out why smart watch makers insist on bundling giant chargers with their devices.  Motorola is probably the worst and was the first travel charger I made, and while Huawei isn’t as large, they attach a 3 foot long USB cable to their chargers. For another project I…

Thresh lantern

I made this piece specifically to mess with my youngest sister.  She’s a fan of thresh and I wanted to make something iconic to lord over her, because even as an adult, I’m still a big brother.    I found a model of the lantern on my mini factory that looked like it would work…

3d printing on fabric

Some folks at my makerspace have been passing around this link  showing a maker who figured out a fun way to 3d print onto fabric.  His technique is to use a meshed fabric, lay down his first layer, then insert the fabric and resume printing the rest of the print.  I had to figure out…

John Colander, John Oliver’s replacement

John  Oliver, one of our favorite comedy hosts, did a bit on coal not too long ago where he predicted that he would be replaced by a robotic tea kettle in about five years.  My wife and I immediately decided that if John was gonna go, we wanted a hand in picking his replacement, so…

Intro panels from Wind Waker in solid bamboo

I love The Legend of Zelda, Wind Waker.  It was the game my wife and I played every night when we first got married, it was the reason we bought a Wii-U and has just been a very happy memory in our lives.  I love the art style and was particularly struck by the story…

WoW house warming gift

My sister is a huge WoW nerd and has recently acquired a new home with blank walls, so I decided that a house warming gift was in order.  First I found a Horde/Alliance mashup image from /u/deathonabun that I downloaded and converted to an SVG for laser engraving.  I wanted this to be a wall…