Weekend Debrief – It’s the small things sometimes …


So I tried something new this past weekend … and it turns out new things aren’t always awesome … nor deliberate. For the first time ever, I was sitting in the cinema, waiting for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 to begin, when I felt a sneeze coming. I had a tiny little mint in my mouth so I wanted to reach for it before I could shoot it out into the crowd in front of me … but the sneeze came too quick.

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DropBOB Interconnect board – CoffeeMkr PRO Beta1


So I’ve finished the design of my interface board between the ESP32 and my Cold Brew Coffee Maker PRO. It was mostly complete a little while ago, but I had not yet done the design checks for this new awesome service I discovered. I was searching for a simple and affordable board printing service. There are a bunch, I know, but I really do like this one: dorkbotpdx.org which runs their orders through oshpark.com.

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Last come, first served – efficiency over ethicacy


So I have toiled with this Idea for a while now. This has only come to my attention lately due to my current backlog of work both home-wise and work-work-wise.

Is a “last come, first served” customer service model more efficient than the standard boring old “first come, first served” model? I think the answer to that depends on more information.

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DropBOB commissioned project – Pyramid Head – Packing and shipping!


Shipping is often overlooked by new businesses and startups. But it’s actually one of the most important things to review and plan for. I actually custom designed my shipping box so that I could ship as efficiently as possible. Often, if you are stuck using a standard box, you end up filling it with too much filler, and you pay (and charge) too much for what you’re shipping.
So when I was designing the merchandise, I fully thought out the packing and shipping situation, all in virtual reality!
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DropBOB commissioned project – Pyramid Head – Painted, added finishing touches and DONE!


So I’ve completed the Made-to-Order Pyramid Head helmet for a Silent Hill Stage Production commissioned through my Etsy Shop.

Here’s the Recap. I built most of the structure & was ready for paint just this past Weekend.

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