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CrLz (author) 2 years ago
I'm using my Orangeboard as a journal space and bulletin board. Here are some simple ideas, things I've made and initial project work.

Most of these posts I don't prioritize to write up for a full-fledged ible. Some I may post after further refinement.

Feel free to comment, etc. I'm happy to discuss more anything here. Maybe I'll write up something that seems very useful to others.
CrLz (author) 14 days ago
Got a breadmaker to use a little technology crutch to get started making my own bread. After a few tries, found a good, simple recipe, which has become a good base for custom breads. http://allrecipes.com/recipe/17215/best-bread-machine-bread/

The white case of my machine provides two easy hacks-
  • Permanent inked the base recipe to the front,
  • I use dry-erase maker on the one side to record one-off's and the other side is for more permanent record of experiments that tasted good.
Hoping to get feel for the process and one day master some really good creations!
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CrLz (author) 1 month ago
Got some bamboo bird houses done. Been wanting to do this for a while!

The green won't keep, but they look good so far. Cut as one contiguous internode, the top and bottom are sealed off by the respective nodes. One culm can make nearly 50 bird houses! although I used a different species of bamboo for the perch.

For all that, hope the birds like them also!
CrLz (author) 1 month ago
Couple of filters for profile pics. Like how they came out pretty different.
CrLz (author) 2 months ago
Used the cnc to make some retro-posters. Not the perfect tool for the job, but doable. Nice chance to play around with different finishes and painting tech.
CrLz (author) 2 months ago
Created this paper weight using xcarve cnc to pocket out the shape, then melted pewter into the space. Sanded and finished with poly.

Idea from inventables (thx!). Turned out nice for my office.
CrLz (author) 3 months ago
Got an outdoor workshop up and running at my home! Finally have some decent space to do work.
CrLz (author) 10 months ago
Got final photos of puzzle prototypes for kickstarter. Some really good shots by fellow maker Mike.

Looks like we are about to go with campaign for laser cut puzzles. The 8bit puzzle is one I am proud of. As far as I know, no one has made pixelated cut-path for pieces. Not only a first-off, but something that only a laser can do. Good extension of puzzles using the new tech!
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CrLz (author) 10 months ago
Couple Kauai-themed memes for a recent makerspace challenge.
CrLz (author) 10 months ago
Lego beer stein made for our makerspace challenge. Seal with beeswax, it works pretty well!
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CrLz (author) 11 months ago
Used Inkscape and meta-Inkscape to create this digital rework. Seemed to me that the red line width worked differently on computer screen vs printed. Had to thin the line for physical print.

Like how the colors remind me of "Another World". The funky nature was reminding me of the cool Jimi Hendrix portrait (in cartoon) with the wispy smoke tendrils rising off him.

CrLz (author) 1 year ago

Recently finished this collage of Sci Fi book cover art. Many thanks (Ten Internets!) to the Internet Speculative Fiction Database. Their extensive records have info at the resolution of editions, including records for the cover artists. Tremendously helpful, particularly when I was working from partial information (partial memory?).

Now my office has some inspiration!

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CrLz (author) 1 year ago
Made this with my 2 yo. Nice thing about Duplo blocks, their big volume adds up fast. Easy to make a playful friend for any toddler!
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CrLz (author) 1 year ago
Finally got the used book > children's puzzle project out of beta and ready to manufacture!  Rescuing beautiful cover art so the next generation can enjoy ... all good!

CrLz (author) 1 year ago
Working with ASCII and ANSI art. Below is a cool ASCII-selfie.

I used Ascii Generator 2 by wardog_uk (download at sourceforge), Awesome tool! Ten internets to you wardog_uk!