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Full Size R2-D2 Remote Control (Raspberry Pi)

I’ve had so many people ask me how I went about building the full size R2-D2 remote control system. So today, I will take you through what I have done so far and what I plan to do in the future.  When I first started my R2-D2 building adventure I read all the R2-D2 forums […]

R2-D2: Automating the Pie Panels

This update is going to be all about the R2-D2 dome build, specifically the mechanical and electronics portion for automating the pie panels. This was actually one of the most frustrating parts so far. Not because the work was all that hard, but because much of the componentry that is sold flat out does not […]

R2-D2: Continuing to build an Astromech

As I continue on with my journey to build an Astromech, we’ll go down several paths.  We have to paint the dome panels (the top ones are called pie panels), build the frame, mount the dome, and start on the electronics which includes some custom programming. I am going to go through things in order […]

Building R2-D2 – An Introduction

Building R2-D2 has been a lifelong dream of mine.  It’s been on the playbook and my backlog of projects for many years. Quite frankly, there are a few simple reasons that I haven’t gotten to this project until now.  It’s not a short project. It’s expensive. It’s complicated. Let’s break those down! Building R2-D2 is […]

Retro Computer Display Stand for C64 and Macintosh

When I was a kid my very first computer was a Commodore VIC-20.  About a year later my parents bought us a Commodore 64 and 1541 disk drive.  These computers were a big part of my childhood memories. I played video games on these, and wrote my very first Basic programs. In fact, I even […]

Make an Automated Butt Kicker

I recently won the Halloween Contest over at the Instructables website for my Brain of Morbius movie prop.  The awesome team over at Fright Props mailed me a prize that included a pneumatic piston, a pneumatic relay, a Pico Boo micro controller, and some other neat stuff.  At first I had no idea what I […]

Make Minion Pumpkins for Halloween

Whether or not you’re a fan of the Despicable Me series of movies, you’ve got be a fan of the Minions.  I mean those things are just down right adorable!  With Halloween right around the corner, now is a perfect time to start decorating your house with some Minion Pumpkins! This project is a great […]

Make a Throwing Star from a Saw Blade

A throwing star is iconic from not only the Chinese culture but also now American culture.  Every kid who grew up in the 70s, 80s, and 90s, watched Ninjas on TV throwing these little round stars and killing all the bad guys (and sometimes the good guys too)! I remember growing up that Ninja Stars […]

How to Make Star Trek Comm Badges

It’s hard to call yourself a true geek if you’re not a fan of Star Trek.  It doesn’t matter when your an original series fan, a Next Generation fan, or a Voyager fan.  Everyone has their favorite.  One of the most iconic props from the Star Trek: The Next Generation is the Star Trek Comm […]

How to make The Brain of Morbius (Brain in a Jar)

Making the Brain of Morbius Prop This one’s for the Doctor Who fans!  If you ask a random sampling of Doctor Who fans who their favorite classic Doctor is, its usually somewhere between 50% to 60% in favor of Tom Baker.  Tom Baker’s quirky character and charm bring out the best in the Doctor.  One […]