Updates? Who’s got time for that?

Been a while again. Haven’t had many projects going on but now I do

Making a new Miku themed subwoofer for my car

I’m also going to be doing a Tipp (Ring Fit Adventure) cosplay. Pretty simple, just have to turn the Ring-Con orange with some vinyl and paint.

There are some other things I am considering like a 3d printed vac operated tentacle and doing a new livery for my motorcycle but I have my two main projects for now. I’ll be posting more sub pics soon as I continue working on it.

Tapioca Challenge? I can do that.

So I recently got an idea from the Tapioca Challenge trend going on. Being a dude, it’s a little difficult to do it how it’s supposed to be done so I chose to use the assistance of some magnets. The main plan was to have a central 3d printed base that houses the magnets, holds the tapioca balls, and takes up volume to minimize the amount of silicone needed.

For casting the half balls, I used a router bit to make round cutouts in a piece of wood and mixed up some silicone to form them. Black acrylic paint was used to color the silicone.

This is the bottom half with the half spheres super glued on. Not shown but I painted over in semi gloss acrylic paint to darken them up a bit more.

This is almost the final part before adding the straw and pouring the silicone. I used acrylic paint to match the color of milk tea and the realism test from that is shown below. The trick was using bright orange acrylic to brighten up the color.

With the color all set, I added part b and poured it in the cup. I didn’t want to drive 45 minutes to where I had a real vacuum pump so I just removed most of the bubbles by hand. There are a few visible from close up but overall it looks pretty good. As for having it stick to me, I bought a cheap GoPro chest mount and epoxied some more neodymium magnets to it.

That’s it for now. I’m currently working on another rocket so I will hopefully be posting a bit more often.

Wooden PC build RETURNS!

It’s been a while, both on the wooden PC project and in general but I finally have a better design for the PC that can be fully laser cut on an Epilog 60W. It is made entirely from 1/4 bamboo plywood. This is what I have cut and glued so far.

And the motherboard tray is fully threaded with brass inserts.

This base here will mount the motherboard, the drives, and the Aquaero. On top of the right side will be a cover that hides the drives and wires and gives the project depth internally. I will be working on this project quite a bit over the next two weeks (hopefully finished by May 7th) to enter into the builds.gg contest that is about to start.

The DIYCYCLE

So I have wanted to do a stupid EV project for a while and a few months back I saw a Razor MX350 electric “dirtbike” at a tagsale for $25! The batteries were shot, wheels barely holding on, but it had a frame and that’s all I needed.

The plan is to replace the 250 watt motor with a 2700 watt RC plane motor I had laying around. I will be building a custom battery pack most likely using Vruzend battery caps, an equalsZero Brushless Rage motor driver, and some other BS to make this work. So far I have made a wooden mock-up of the motor mount and it fits. The steel mount should be ready in the next week or so and after that it’s all electronic from there. I’ll post updates as stuff gets added on.