Nabbed some spooky games while thrifting recently in time for the Halloween season, Splatterhouse and Prototype (without the original case or manual, sadly): LOVING Prototype and been playing it the past week, it’s totally what a superhero created in the Resident Evil franchise would be like. Couldn’t believe there was a Hollywood Video in the game either, shame I couldn’t go inside to rent some tapes for when I *wasn’t* killing mutants or absorbing memories to find out who I was; shapeshifting bioweapons like their downtime too folks. #adventuresinthrifting#gaming#xbox360#splatterhouse#prototype#hollywoodvideo
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I made a quick video to show how I go about soldering those LED ladders. I’m using 0603 LEDs and resistors, soldered on to 0.51mm brass rods that you can buy at most hobby stores. I’m also using generous amounts of water soluble flux. The soldering iron is 50W Weller set at 780F.
music credit: bensound
10 4331 hours ago
Exploring the challenges!! Let’s see where our passion lies and make groups on those shared challenges.
May 2014. Seems like forever ago! Here I am using a #blowtorch to #melt#pewter down into liquid so I can re-form it into a #mould that I made from scrap #MDF. Once cooled and set, this formed the insert segment that was placed in the wooden part of the centrepiece duo. My first time using a #blowtorch, and bear in mind i’m afraid of #flames. Such an #awesome experience! I tried to find any excuse to use the blowtorch for the rest of the year after this project was complete 😄
Views of the product in use with lit tea-light candles. I was very pleased with the outcome.
Ideally if I was to market this product at a retailer, I would ensure that both halves were made of the same material. As a customisable product, the finishes and type of wood could be user-defined, along with the colour of acrylic and the pattern of stripe along the edge.
MENSTRATION!! Yeah, I’m experimenting with period panties. Cuz why wouldn’t we use the natural antibacterial properties of #hemp to our advantage ladies? Also, I am SO over tampons and pads. Such a stupid situation for the environment. Got a diva cup. On light days, though, I want to just not put anything in my vajajay. I made this prototype from soft hemp/organic cotton/ Lycra stretch fabric and used that thick and sturdy hemp fleece as a crotch insert that will absorb and be unstinky in its “anti-bacterialness” And also easily machine washable/dryer friendly.
If they work like I expect, they’ll also be useful for those who may have slight bladder control issues.
I’ll test this prototype at home 😂😱 124 more days of creations for #swank365#hempineverycloset
2 52 hours ago
I wanted to use this project as a springboard for #materialsexperimentation. I wanted to #experiment with the holy trinity: #woods, #metals and #plastics. This was a good decision because it exposed me to the intricacies of each material I chose.
Both forms of the duo were designed to be layers of a thinner piece to create a structure of height. I used #CAD for this and produced the shapes using a #CNC laser cutting machine. I experimented with #engraving#patterns on the uppermost layer of the #acrylic piece. I wanted to include a similar element in the #plywood piece too but still needed to figure out a way to incorporate metal, so I decided to create a segment in the top layer and made a mould which I filled with #molten#pewter. Doing this was really fun, dangerous and scary all at once! But the end result made the process worth it.