So, I was going to do a long post about my new makerbot. Instead of blogging the long tedious assembly and troubleshooting, I’ll show you my first project with it.
I found a flying spaghetti monster cookie cutter on thingiverse. The print turned out ok, but it had some gaps that food might get stuck in, so I opted to do something other than bake delicious gingerbread monsters.
How about a festive light up Spaghetti Monster? Yup!
I cannibalized a Christmas angel I found at Target for it’s juicy LED bits. and modded my little monster to fit the parts.
Cut out a little slot for the switch.
Slap some guts inside…
grabbed a cheap battery holder from radio shack
added googly eyes and a scrap of shiny vellum paper
And the results!
I borrowed a Cricut cutter from the space the other day. What the hell is a Cricut cutter you ask? I didn’t know anything about this thing, but I found out how amazingly rapey the company is.
Lets pretend grandma loves scrap-booking. She wants to cut letters and shapes out of paper all day and glue them on shit. Her neighbor Betsy’s scrapbook is tight as fuck, so Grandma decides to up her game and drop $300 on a Cricut cutter.
She can’t use her own designs on it, but it comes with a nifty cartridge that has one, very festive looking font. That’s fun for a while, but Christmas is coming up and Grandma has a hard on for snowflake shapes. The craft store sells additional cartridges for $30-&70 a pop. Continue reading
I don’t always blog…. but when I do, it looks like this. I guess I’ll start my new blogging career with a little bio, is that allowed? I like electronic stuff. I like hackerspaces. I even like hacking. I hope the next time I blog I include something that everyone will want to read, but for now thanks for stopping by denhac.org. Come down and meet us. I assure you that the rest of us are much more exciting.