Games: Stage Hands Progress

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Dec/09
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Another mysterious screen grab:

Screen shot 2009-12-29 at 1.29.06 AM

Games: Stage Hands Preview

27
Dec/09
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My brother and I are working on a little (turning into not so little) Flash game over the winter break. He’ll be doing all the art / animation. I’ll be doing all the programming and music.

Sneak preview:
Screen shot 2009-12-27 at 12.43.46 AM

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Music: Plogue Chipsounds VST, Life On Mars

17
Dec/09
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Here’s a quick David Bowie, Life On Mars I did with my fresh Chipsounds VST plug-in. Emphasis on quick (stolen midi and a couple of hours playing around).

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Plogue Chipsounds
Pixel Art by Veemobile

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Make: Glowing Breadboard

14
Dec/09
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All credit for this one goes to Solarbotics. See the Instructables tutorial here:

Bling Out Your Breadboard

Outside of the super bright LEDs and resistors here are the buy links:

Transparent Breadboard $5.93
Breadboard Voltage Regulator $5.95


Filed under: Make

Race Report: Los Vegas Marathon 2009

7
Dec/09
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Over the past month I’ve been pretty busy moving into my new place and on various vacations thus I haven’t posted much about any projects I’ve been working on. All settled now though so new posts to come!

This past weekend I ran the 2009 Los Vegas Marathon. It has been exactly one year since I ran my first marathon, the 2008 Los Vegas Marathon. Since then, I’ve run five others, improved a bit, and taken twenty minutes off of my marathon time. This year, I managed to survive my company’s holiday party, the early morning cold leading up to the race and post a pretty solid time.

  • 6th marathon!
  • 3:29:22, new PR marathon time! (1 second faster than SF 2009)
  • 508th / 5852 place
  • 72nd / 416 place, M25-29

For this race I didn’t eat anything during the run (no gel, gu, shot blocks, jelly beans etc.) which was a first. Instead I took the power drink (Cytomax) at every water station to get some sugar in me. I don’t think this would work for everybody but it seemed to work out pretty well for me. I felt very consistently paced throughout the entire race with no cramps or stomach aches.

Make: Arcade Controller, Wired

5
Nov/09
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I finally found some time to wire the buttons for the arcade controller. The joysticks came with some nice ribbon cable harnesses and I made my own for all the buttons. Each ground is connected through one long chain harness. Notice I put some foundational pieces inside to strengthen the area around the joysticks.

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Everything’s working and feeling great!

First game: Space Invaders. Second game: Smash TV

All that’s left is to put a nice back on it with some rubber feet so it doesn’t slide.

Make: Daft Punk Helmet, Halloween

2
Nov/09
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Just some pics of the costume @ Halloween

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Harder Better Faster Stronger

Make: Daft Punk Helmet, LED Matrix Preview

2
Nov/09
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Here’s a quick picture of the LED matrix inside the helmet. Code, a quick how-to, pics, and a movie forthcoming!

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Make: Daft Punk Helmet, Primed

26
Oct/09
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Quick update on the helmet. I’ve pretty much finished the bondo application and rough sanding. This picture is after two coats of automotive prime. After this, I’ll be filling in some holes with spot putty, priming again, applying a gloss black, a chrome, and then a clear gloss. I’ve already cut and shaped an acrylic visor but it still needs some tinting. I’m trying to get some LEDs working for Halloween… we’ll see if I can come through.

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A New Place to Sleep

21
Oct/09
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Some photos of my new place! The lease is signed and I’m moving sometime mid-November.


Some perks:

  • <10 minute drive to work, ~4 miles, totally bike/runable
  • Huge dog-friendly backyard
  • Loft bedroom, high ceilings, bright
  • Plenty of outside workspace, no more sawdust in my living room
  • Washer and dryer, yes.
  • Blocks away from the lake balboa park, epic running
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