I made another another geek thing! This Judge Dredd Lawgiver was modeled after the 1995 Stalone/Assante movie. I chose it because, first, I love that move and, second, because I felt like it would be a good challenge for learning Fusion360 3D modeling software. I specifically modeled the pieces with the idea that I would run wires and lights inside, use the trigger as a button to turn those lights on/off and use a removable clip as the battery pack. I think it was a success. I uploaded the model for free on thingiverse if you want to give it a shot. If you own an Ender 3 or Ender 3 Pro 3D printer, be sure to checkout my other designs; you'll probably find them useful.
I spent a ton of time and quarters in arcades when I was younger. Once I had the time space and knowhow, I decided to build one. It has a TON of games on it. They are not difficult to find. If you have no idea how to go about that, there are plenty of places online to buy SD cards ready to plug right into your RaspberryPI. I won't answer questions about where/how to download game roms..
It's no secret that I am a big fan of Iron Man. If it was, it's not anymore. I've always loved the arc reactor and wanted to build one. I've 3d modeled a couple versions and printed out parts only to abandon it. As much as I love 3d printing, it just isn't suited for tiny, intricate details. I found this kit online super cheap (like $12 cheap!). So at least I still got the pleasure of putting it all together myself. It's all metal and acrylic and am super happy with the quality of it. The base and stand is all me though. I 3D modeled it in Fusion360 and printed it out on my Prusa i3. With a bit of rub-n-buff, it passes as metal up close.
Angie and I stopped on the side of the road in the Outer Banks and followed a path to an empty beach. We found tons of nice shells and there was no one around. We stayed until the crabs came out and Angie decided that they were plotting against us.
Angie and I decided that climbing the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, then climbing the hill to the Write Brother's monument wasn't quite enough punishment... so we decided to climb the biggest dunes this side of the Mojave! The dunes at Jockey's Ridge made us realize something; we wouldn't last an hour in a real desert.
I finally bought myself a digital SLR camera. I've been looking at them for quite some time and finally ended up getting the Nikon D3000. Image quality is great, the camera has great reviews and it was in the price range I was willing to spend on a camera. So... here are some random shots from it. Not too bad considering I don't even know how to use it yet :-)
These are some random shots I took of Angie, Laura, Madison and Kristin to use for some cards. Laura took a couple shots of Angie and me too. Even though the camera was just a Sony mavica, I think the pics came out pretty good.
These are some random pics of my brother skating at the local "skatepark" when he visited one summer. I hurt my arm pretty bad (doing a simple 50/50 grind on the coping of a quarter pipe of all things) the day before so I decided to take a camera this day instead.