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…

Mad Eye Moody v2 with Wifi

My Mad-Eye Moody eye has worked pretty well for the past year and has gone to several costume parties where it always catches people by surprise. That’s a fun moment, hearing people around you go “OMG it moved”, but I never felt like the eye itself was interactive enough. It just moved at random, no…

No Face

I’m trying something a little different this time and made a build video. I found the mask on thingiverse and printed it at 200% X&Y and only 100% Z to make it larger but flat. Enjoy!

Deku Scrub

I’m slowly building up a collection of video game masks in our game room, but the Deku mask is destined for our dinning room opposite Majora’s mask.  I found this STL on My Mini Factory and had to modify it just a tad to get it to print in PETG without supports, mostly just thickening…

Using Fusion 360’s Calibrate Canvas to design from a photo

My wife works with children that have multiple, severe disabilities in an area that is pressed pretty hard for funding. Every now and then she and I will collaborate on a part or a tool to  help her and the kids she serves along the way.  A few weeks ago she showed me this tablet…

pi 0 as a wifi client, access point and camera

This is a continuation of my pi security camera system, but with some added functionality.    The motivation for this one basically boiled down to “I wonder if I can” . The answer is yes.   Using PiBakery once again, this recipe will configure the pi as a wireless client simultaneously configure the pi as…

CNCed companion cube

I’ve recently gotten my Shapeoko 3 up and running and I’ve been banging two rocks together trying to learn Fusion 360 and CAM.  I decided that the best way to do that was to just jump in and design something that I really would like to have and then cut it out.  After about 400…

Pi based security system

The Makerspace I’m a part of needed a security camera for insurance purposes.  Being a makerspace, we immediately over complicated things by deciding  to create our own system using a raspberry pi based DVR and some FOSCAMs.  The FOSCAMs became a problem that we had to limp through while we looked to stabilize our other…