Animated 3D Robot Character in Blender
Posted on Wednesday, July 7, 2021, 11:25 AM
I’ve been brushing up on 3D modeling after a lot of Unity learning, here is a character I made that I actually like, hopefully it makes it into a Unity game sometime soon.
Wireless Chat using NRF24L01+ 2.4GHz RF Transceiver on Arduino & Raspberry Pi Ubuntu Linux
Posted on Monday, August 17, 2020, 09:47 PM
After a bit of success implementing an Arduino 2.4GHz Transceiver , I was encouraged to explore a more familiar environment, something with Python and Linux in the mix.
After a short period of research I landed on the circuitpython-nrf24l01 pypi project page, and quickly began digging through their examples .
It wasn’t long after I had a working prototype that mirrored my Arduino code quite closely:
Components CanaKit Raspberry Pi Zero W (Wireless) Complete Starter Kit - 16 GB Edition RF24L01+ 2.
Wireless Chat using Arduino & NRF24L01+ 2.4GHz RF Transceiver
Posted on Friday, August 14, 2020, 12:07 PM
It has been quite some time since I’ve tinkered with an Arduino, and this go around I decided to learn something new.
The [NRF24L01](http://amzn.to/3iFalxX(opens in a new tab)) 2.4GHz Transceiver is an extremely affordable wireless chip, I managed to pickup 10 units for around $12. This chip allows sending and receiving on the 2.4GHz wireless band .
Lucky for us there is a great Arduino library just waiting to be imported, thanks maniacbug !
Reaper Bone Miniature Preparation
Posted on Thursday, June 11, 2020, 06:28 PM
I can’t believe it’s been nearly 7 years since I’ve backed Reaper Miniatures Bones II: The Return Of Mr Bones! ; it was my first real exposure to the miniature painting hobby.
Over the years, I’ve had ups and downs with these affordable figurines, and I’ve certainly learned a thing or two.
By no means is this the only way to prepare a Reaper Bones Miniature, this is merely the approach I take to help illuminate those fine details before adding color.
Warhammer 40,000 Kill Team Starter Set
Posted on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, 02:17 PM
During the last couple weeks I’ve begun painting the Games Workshop Warhammer 40,000 Kill Team Starter Set which I picked up months back.
This was my first time painting anything from Games Workshop, and I’m blown away with the fine detail on these sculptures. They were extremely enjoyable to paint!
Check out the timeline as I paint each module layer by layer.
I used the following products on these miniatures:
DIY Dungeon & Dragons Terrain
Posted on Monday, March 2, 2020, 12:00 PM
I’ve been spending a lot of time watching Terrain building on Youtube, and Black Magic Craft has some bad ass videos!
Following one of his earlier video’s I set out to make myself some realistic foam Dungeon Tiles :
I decided to go all in and grabbed myself a Proxxon 37080 Hot Wire Cutter . This table makes cutting the base foam, and the 1x1 grid lines a breeze:
After all those cuts I went to texturing using a rolled up ball of Aluminum foil, this step really adds a ton of character to the piece:
More Cardboard Wargaming Terrain
Posted on Monday, February 24, 2020, 10:39 AM
I wasn’t completely satisfied how my paper craft shipping container came out. I thought I could probably do better terrain with cardboard and acrylic paints.
That is when Scotty’s awesome DIY 3D Ruins from Cardboard Miniature Terrain gave me some much needed inspiration. Shortly there after I set off on constructing my own scene out of a cardboard box.
I managed to constructer 8 pieces in just a couple of days using basic craft supplies:
Excellent Wargame Terrain
Posted on Monday, February 10, 2020, 02:32 PM
I’ve been wanting to play some Star Wars Legion , but don’t have a lot of large terrain to make the matches interesting. Thats when I noticed a had a large pile of cardboard boxes laying in the corner.
I originally thought about create structure from this cardboard and painting them, but then I got an idea, why not print out artwork and textures and glue it to the card board.
Blender 2.8 has reached light speed!
Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2019, 01:30 PM
With the release of Blender 2.8 I figured it was time to dive back in and see what all the hype was about.
I immediately noticed a much cleaner, and much improved user interface. The software really feels like it’s reached the modern generation, huge kuddos to the development team!
Due to all the changes, and my time away from Blender I needed a little help relearning the fundamentals. This was where the official Blender channel blew me away.
Lord of the Rings Card Game Tracker
Posted on Saturday, August 3, 2019, 02:01 PM
Lately, I’ve been playing a bit of The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game by Fantasy Flight . The game is seriously fun and quite strategic.
Like most strategy games, there is a lot of token and phase tracking, something I thought could be easier with a simple web application!
Introducing LotR TCG Tracker !