I really enjoy design-projects. Making things from an idea into reality: It’s the essence of engineering. But, it’s one thing to make things for yourself and a whole other thing to make it for others. That’s where you can really put your skills to the test! read on for more detail on this process.
A simple one day build, of a busy-board for a toddler who loves buckles, light switches and boingy things. Made from mostly scrap wood from past projects. Total cost of hardware was just under $50CAD.
This plague doctor cosplay was inspired from my trip to Venice. Much of the folklore around plague doctors originated from around that area. It turns out that the bird-looking masks are both to scare the diseases, and to fill the mask noses with fragrances to keep the stench out. I also wanted to try out some intricate leather work and wanted to keep my Halloween costume simple this year.
So I’ve finally upgraded my computer, Again, I guess. I’ve built my own computer ever since my university laptop (the Toshiba Tecra M3 — Pentium M 750 1.86 GHz, 512 MB RAM, 80 GB HDD) died. I remember when that happened … I opened it up and there was so much dust in it that it probably overheated and maybe something shorted out. It was a complete bust. I’m actually rather surprised that it lasted that long. University life is quite rough and it lasted the better part of about 4-4.5 years (almost my whole time at Uni). When I […]
Ever thought: “Hey, I wish I could talk to that other dude that’s on this website also looking at stuff”. Let’s say for example you were shopping for a really cool thing, and then you see that someone else also has that really cool thing in their shopping cart. Don’t you wish you could intimidate them into leaving so that you could purchase it first! Oh man, do I have some news for you! With the latest communications technology, now you can! Introducing the Communicator 2.0 now with 100% more ability to talk with others on the webpage. With the […]
When family is in town, what better way to spend time together than working on a Hexagon Shelf Project for our little baby girl. When I was young I used to help my father with some projects around the house. Sometimes it was installing flooring, or building a shed, or painting. Sometimes it was really boring work that I didn’t want to do because I was a brat (you know, like every kid). But I’ve always had fond memories of working late, ordering pizza, and finishing a project late into the night … Maybe that’s why I work that way […]
I’ve been working on a design for a child’s growth chart. This may not be the final design I go with, but let me share what I have so far. I’ve recently been experimenting with sketching directly from my phone. Before you guys judge me, let me tell you my reasons behind this. It’s just so convenient always having every type of brush and color. Oh, and the Copic colours! And layers, OMG I just love using layers. Ok, now that I’ve got that out of my system, let’s get down to the real stuff. Let me tell you about […]
It’s almost Christmas, and you know what that means! Christmas decorations are here! I usually like to make my own custom decorations, and this year is no different … We’ll sortof. This year, my wife and I decided that we would not put up the christmas tree. It’s sad I know, but because we now have a 4 week old (YAY!), It’s a really big hassle to put up the christmas decorations. We basically have the sofa bed out like 70% of the time. So the only thing that will be christmas-y this year will be our fireplace mantle adorned […]
I’ve managed to complete my Link from Legend of Zelda Cosplay a few weeks ago. Right on time for the Vancouver Fan Expo 2017. Turns out that I couldn’t make it to Fan Expo … You see, I had to spend the entire weekend in the hospital! And let me tell you … It was AWESOME! I am now the proud father of a Baby girl. Please do read my wife’s blog if you are interested in the details. I have broken up this cosplay update into 3 parts below. First I will start with Link’s Tunic, Then the Hylian […]
So twice per year, I embark on a personal tire changing challenge. I started changing my own tires a few years ago. I’ve slowly been optimizing my process, and as of last summer I’ve been tracking the time between changes.