This is sooo pasteldritch…

April 20th, 2014 by Craig

Skull deer wreath with bunny ears

Well, another holiday has come upon us and the wreath has undergone another transformation. At this point a number of delivery drivers know our house by name, one of which pointed out that we now have a jackalope. I was going to correct that assertion, but then realized that he was effectively correct. It's just weird thinking about making a mythical creature by adding bunny ears...

Anyways, the variations I've made thus far haven't been super elaborate but I've kept the budget for all the costume changes under $15 each. I'm guessing this trend will continue until Halloween rolls around again, at which point I may be able to convince myself to splurge a bit.

In the mean time, here are some additional pictures of the wreath:

Skull deer wreath with bunny ears

Skull deer wreath with bunny ears

Skull deer wreath with bunny ears

We also added some eggs to the tree to keep with the Easter theme:

Holiday tree with skulls and Easter eggs

Happy Easter everybody!

 

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Happy Dia de los Mardi Gras!

March 4th, 2014 by Craig

skull wreath

At this point I'm just making wreath updates. I am OK with this. Happy Mardi Gras!

skull wreath

Also, I haven't finished redecorating the tree yet, but here's an in progress shot:

skull tree

Well, what do we have here?

January 9th, 2014 by RoboLemur

Looks like we have a pcDuino V2!

LOOK AT THE SHINY!

Upon close inspection of the board layout, I suspect that we should be able to modify the case design for the original pcDuino and have a functional case available within the next week or so.

So keep an eye out for that!

Sometimes it pays to be lazy…

December 25th, 2013 by Craig

Skull christmas wreath

So after the Halloween season I left the tree and wreath up a bit longer than expected so they both spontaneously became a little Christmas-y. Just added some red lights, a little holly and pine cones, candy canes, and some festive hats and they were ready to spread some Christmas cheer! Or terror, or existential dread, or something else. The feeling they elicit is different from person to person and is often a little hard to nail down. Anyways, happy holidays!

Bobcat skull in a santa hat

skull christmas wreath

 

Stuff I’m currently working on

December 4th, 2013 by RoboLemur

Aside from the daily grind of cutting and packing enclosure kits, I like to work on some other creative projects. Here are a few of the things that I am currently working on (with circuit design and programming help from Craig).

Fire Glove

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This little project is for a local performance troupe that is planning on doing a show focused on fire. It was fun to take out the Unimat Machine Lathe to make the nozzle.

The unit will have some different modes, indicated by LEDs around the nozzle. One of the modes will be for a small flame about the size of a regular lighter or a little bigger to allow for the lighting of cigarettes and fire breathing.

The final form of the Flame Glove unit will be a small pack worn on the waist with the silicon hose going up the back and down the arm to a leather glove with the nozzle riveted to the palm. The amount of gas being let out will be controlled by a flex sensor in one of the fingers of the glove.

 

Articulated Wings

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This is a project I've been wanting to do for a while. The same guy that is in charge of the performance troupe is doing some art for a pop up restaurant and one of the things he is doing is making an "angel like" costume and we thought it would be awesome to make some articulated wings for it.

This is a half scale model of the wing structure that I printed on our Oni 3D printer that we are beta testing for a local guy Tom, who designed it. Here is a link to his website: Oni Technology