Makercation Nov 22nd 2013

It was a good turnout this week, and most of us stayed longer than usual.

Forging swords from cardboard and glue.
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Using the old paper press to glue multiple layers for extra strength.IMAG1031

Another session of crafty stuff.
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Also campfire.
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Darcy attempted to fire a clay brick. It partly worked, but the process is going to need improvement.
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The Windows 98 installation got corrupted, so go-go-gadget reinstall.
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Meanwhile, Crystal Castles.
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We also worked at setting up some lightweight software to get the most out of the pile of Dells donated to us last year. Preparing to send some out into the wild. More about this endeavor in a later post.
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Makercation Nov 15th 2013

Another Friday night of Makercation. I brought my niece and nephew along and they spotted the craft box in the art room, so we dragged that down to DigiHive.

The craft session took on a life of its own.

The craft session took on a life of its own.

Trey found a turtle and made it swim using pegs and an icy pole stick.

Trey found a turtle and made it swim using pegs and an icy pole stick.

Plus some gaming.

A DOS gaming session. A DOOM remake and King's Quest running on the Linux computers.

A DOS gaming session. A DOOM remake and King’s Quest running on the Linux computers.

Space Invaders on the trusty Commodore 64.

Space Invaders on the trusty Commodore 64.

Forgot to get photos of Darcy’s WIP cardboard terrain using the oldschool paper press. More of that next post.

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Just another Sunday at the Makerspace

The longer days are drawing in new productivity at the space.

Helen hard at work on some Hellbenz merch

Helen hard at work on some Hellbenz merch

Definitely liking the idea of the new paint job on the front door.

Brightening up the front door, Jewels style

Brightening up the front door, Jewels style

Meanwhile, I experimented with a vinyl stencil technique:

Jimage's vinyl stencil

Jimage’s vinyl stencil

Thinking outside the lack of square frames

Thinking outside the lack of square frames

A surprisingly pronounced pixel effect

A surprisingly pronounced pixel effect

First test of the vinyl stencil is a success

First test of the vinyl stencil is a success

The leftovers from the stencil = STICKERSSS

The leftovers from the stencil = STICKERSSS

…and setup a wireless keyboard that Darcy acquired for the Raspberry Pi. We’ll be using this for some hot-seat DOS games in the lounge in the near future.

The Raspberry Pi's new wireless keyboard

The Raspberry Pi’s new wireless keyboard

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