Friday, January 10, 2014

The Taunt Button
Here is my "Taunt Button" or what my brother-in-law called it, "Shit Talking Button". Basically every time I press the button in game it sends an insult to the other players through the in game chat. So far I've learned that half the people find it funny and the other half just want to kill me that much more. So I guess its doing it's job. I built it using an arcade style push button and an arduino Leonardo.

It's Just a little something I have been working on just while waiting for the arcade parts to arrive. I ordered the buttons, Joy sticks, got a raspberry pi computer from a friend and I'm just waiting for the joy sticks to get here before i start building.

Any Who, click the jump to see it in action.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Other Christmas Presents
This Christmas I had very little money to give gifts to my family. I made this wooden basket for my Mom. I used a 2x10 I got from the "call cart" at home depot. Everything in the cart has something wrong with it, So things were cheaper. The 2x10 I bought was only $2.00. I planed down the wood, sanded it, and cut out the weave design with the scroll saw. After shaping and sanding I glued the 5 layers of the basket together. while it was gluing I made the handle on the scroll saw as well and shaped it with a drum sander. I wrapped it up as is so my mom could decide what color she wanted it painted or stained. I also made her a Christmas ornament out of scrabble pieces that spelled out JOY.

Click the jump for the rest of the gifts I made.