Monthly Archives: January 2011

Work Table from a Shipping Pallet

I recently bought a miter saw made by Rigid.  Although it wasn’t the cheapest one (or the most expensive), I think the quality of the build was worth it.  I’ve been very happy with it, as in addition to being … Continue reading

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Stop Motion Animation with Post-it notes

The process that I used to make this video is explained pretty well in this post (with other videos) .  Here’s another video that I made using stop motion animation: Using post it notes came from seeing something like this … Continue reading

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ENV2 Camera Phone TRIPOD mount

As discussed in this post, I recently made some custom mounting hardware for my phone.  Although a wooden block seemed sufficient at the time, I’ve been trying out some stop-motion techniques and purchased a tripod.  Making my ENV2 mount compatible … Continue reading

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Drawing a Circle with GIMP using “border select”

I use GIMP to illustrate many of my projects, but one thing that’s seemingly difficult to do is draw a circle.  I don’t have to point out the benefits to using this “feature”, so here is the video tutorial that … Continue reading

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Finishing your MAME project

In a previous post, I went over making your MAME controller functional using an encoder from Groovy Game Gear.  This setup wasn’t quite finished though, as it had no back cover, the USB cord wasn’t properly secured, and the outside … Continue reading

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Stop Motion with GIMP, A Milling Machine, and an Env2

Here’s the results of quite a bit of work; I’ll explain how it was done and show my first video using stop motion animation after the break. Jason Underwood, who writes for Broken Bulb Comedy, collaborated on this video after … Continue reading

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Draftsight has Expired/Is not licensed? How to fix it.

This is now officially hosted at:  This site is no longer updated. Today I booted up Draftsight to open a .dxf file, but it was not usable.  The following message came up: Fortunately I had a model I could … Continue reading

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