Making a new workspace and PSU

I this post i will show some pictures from the building of a new work table with a custom shelf, a custom DIY lab PSU based on a PC PSU, and an extension to my room desk.

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Making some wood boxes

I set out to learn some wood-working basics, and decided to start with the basics: Boxes and wood joining techniques! Being me, i had to include some electronics. I decided to make one of the boxes appear to “hover”, as well as seemingly having a floating lid.

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Making an interactive LED cylinder

I wanted to learn about addressable RGB LED’s, and how i could control them with human input. I ended up making a cylinder where you can choose the color by picking it up and turning it. It was made with a soda can, some crafting foam, RBG leds, Arduino Nano, MPU6050 IMU (accelerometer + gyro), a 12v lipo battery, a 5v voltage regulator. The Arduino code can be found here.

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Making a Tony Stark costume

A new year, another costume party! The theme of the party was “comic books”, and i decided to make a tony stark costume. I wanted to play with electronics, and it is always fun to add some LED lights to things. The costume included an arc reactor on the chest, and a iron man glove with light triggered by hand movement.

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Making a Golden Gun, N64 edition

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I was going to a gaming themed costume party, which happened to be right after a suit-and-tie event that night. I was considering what character i could be, and decided to be a suit-dressed guy from the Nintendo 64 game “Golden Eye”, wielding the Golden Gun. This build was done in a couple of hours, using mostly balsa wood, cardboard and hot glue. 

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