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TwoUp plus 3D printer project posted
Finally posted some pictures of an old 3D printer I made (and then sold). I'm unimaginatively calling it the "TwoUp plus" because it's just a repackaged and rebuilt QU-BD TwoUp. This solves many (but not all) the problems with the TwoUp, including the sagging gantry. Honestly, the TwoUp was a poor printer all around but it was cheap and it was my first.

In essence, this was my 3rd printer. I started with the QU-BD TwoUp, moved on to the Robo R1, then the TwoUp plus (produced with the R1), then the Original Prusa MK2, then the Orignal Prusa MK3. I'm waiting for my firsat resin printer anyday now.

I sold this printer over a year ago, but I'm finally getting around to post the pictures.
Posted on Jul 9 at 00:13


White & Black case mod pictures
I finally built another PC! Eight years was an excellent run for my old system, but I needed something that could play modern games (including VR). Here it is... White & Black! This system is designed as a general purpose system to last me years.

It's just a nicely thought out desktop with decent room to grow. It features all the expected modern trappings of a gaming system like an easily over-clocked CPU, RGB lighting, and silent cooling but also has a few hold-overs from the past like stealthed optical drives.
Posted on Jul 4 at 10:55


BB-8 Halloween Basket
Finally posting a small project from 2016... a BB-8 Halloween candy basket for all the little Reys out there.

This is based on the BB-8 wall light with a simple half-basket added, along with some minor electronic light reconfiguration and counter-weights to the basket doesn't fall face-forward.

May the force be with you!
Posted on Jan 14 at 01:51


TRON tank for original figures
I'm back with another 'TRON' project - a TRON tank for the original figures.

The original TRON toys featured 4 figures (TRON, Flynn, Sark, and a Warrior) and also a light-cycle (in a couple different colors). There have been rumors of a prototype Tank toy with no solid evidence that I've ever seen. But I wanted one.

After months of designing and building, here it is. It has space for multiple figures, rotating turret, rubberized wheels, and a 'special' little bit (litterally!) for one version of the tank.

Check it out and let me know what you think!
Posted on Jul 16 at 2017


TRON themed iCade - the game has changed
My last project for a while, but it's a good one.

You might remember the iCade from www.thinkgeek.com. It started out as an April Fool's gag then turned into a real product. Now, I've taken it the next step... into the Grid!

Yes, we're talking about a fully functional iCade with serious improvements. A new control panel with a new layout and lighted buttons & joystick. A built-in charger. New side art. And the button colors are customizable as well.

I believe this is the most advanced iCade yet. Care to prove me wrong?
Posted on Jul 16 at 2017


TRON Bit is positvely neutral
Another (small) project done.

About a year back I came across something in a department store that closely resembled a 'neutral' Bit in classic TRON. Add some paint and some electronics that cause an audible 'Yes' when a button is pressed and you have a Neutral Bit with a positive attitude.
Posted on Mar 23 at 2014


custom TRON grid backup device
My latest (small) project is complete.

It's a USB memory stick in the shape of the device Sam Flynn used to backup the grid at the end of TRON: Legacy. 8GB should be enough for the whole grid, right?
Posted on Mar 23 at 2014


custom TRON Legacy necklaces
I've posted pictures of my custom TRON:Legacy necklaces.

Being a normal (well, somewhat) guy I don't have much need for necklaces but I tend to be a bit of a DIY person and saw someone online complaining about the lack of TRON jewelry a year or so ago. I saw some fairly poor attempts on http://etsy.com and knew I could do better.

Comments?
Posted on Mar 23 at 2014


Lightning connector for Red & Black
I finally brought Red & Black into 2012...

I added a lightning connector to the built-in iPhone dock. Yes, it's finally iPhone 5 ready.
Posted on Mar 23 at 2014


TRON Candy Jar
I finished another much needed project - a TRON themed candy jar for my desk at work. After all, even programs need some candy!

The project started out as a simple candy jar but I added a TRON Legacy disc (with blue C ring and variable speed outer ring lights), some laser etched TRON patterns on the side, internal lights, and a weighted bottom to support the extra weight up front. Let me know what you think.
Posted on Mar 23 at 2014


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