Make: Nerf Pistol Repaint

A few months ago I came upon a group of folks on the Internet who enjoyed painting Nerf pistols to make them more realistic or interesting. There is also a whole subset who are focused on increasing the power and just basically improving their performance, but this is just about Read more…

Learn: Blender!

For years I’ve been interested in 3d modeling and animation. Pixar is an example of a company that has made real art from ones and zeroes and I’ve always loved their aesthetic and dedication to story telling. Years ago I used to play with a piece of software called Animation Read more…

Christmas Crafts

This year I had the pleasure of having the time to make many of the gifts I gave to family for Christmas. Some of these projects started a while ago and some were last minute, but what they all had in common was that I made them. Custom Outlet for Read more…

Make: Halloween Projects

What will all the ghosts and ghouls, ninjas and princesses, superheroes and shy, little, first-time Halloweiners do in the face of a pandemic?!  Certainly, little goblins and large teenagers should not be going about in groups, taking candy from strangers and spreading the plague.  Though, to be fair, that might Read more…

RIP RBG

With the recent passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, I was trying to think of something to honor her work and her legacy.  At the same time, I’d been thinking about a new project idea involving using the laser to etch a tile and the result was this project. It started Read more…

Make: Marine Visions

This was a project I started a few months ago when I saw an image and thought, “Hey, I wonder if I could do something like that?”  This thought formed the core of the “Learn a thing, Do a thing, Teach a thing” cycle.  So, as an illustration of that Read more…

Make: RPG Mini Display Shelves

As I’ve been playing Role Playing Games for a while now, I’ve started to build up a collection of minis that I’ve used through various campaigns.  Since I’ve spent the time to make them and paint them and invested them with the time and fun from playing various campaigns with Read more…