Week 10, 2016 – Props, Propaganda, Programming, and Projects.
First of all, let’s take a moment to talk about prop making; It’s something that I have a real interest in but I can never seem to afford moldmaking and casting supplies… Well, I’m not going to let that stop me from making some props before I have the ability to duplicate them.
Right now, my biggest obstacle– putting aside money issues and for the moment just looking at what I have –is the surface quality of my 3D prints. To that end I spent some money on some basic necessities like Bondo body filler, Bondo spot putty, some quality automotive wet/dry sandpaper, and a sanding block. Bill Doran has a great video on using Bondo, and his video on preparing mold masters also contains some applicable info.
Propaganda! By which I mean videoblogging! I just got a cheap little steadicam thing for my video camera so I can do handheld shots that are actually stable. It’s really quite something.
Programming! I’ve got some cool Arduino ideas I want to play with, one of them is inspired by this cool post I found about making an Arduino Wi-Fi scanner that displays the SSIDs of open wifi APs on a little OLED display.
Projects! I’ve got a 3D printing and prop making project in the works based on my current favorite videogame; Tom Clancy’s The Division, which inspired an additional project which I can’t talk about right now… ;D
Gonna be pretty cool though!