The Death of Rats has been guarding our home against supernatural incursions around Halloween for a few years now, but I finally got around to redoing it with a skeleton and a light show of its own. Let me show you how I made it, so that you can make your own – or something […]
Category: Inspired by…
Inspiration can come in many shapes and forms. Sometimes you have a problem that needs solving. Sometimes you see something quite unrelated and get inspired.
And sometimes you find something in a game, a movie or a book that you want to make, one way or another. This is where you will find these projects.
Keep an eye out for things like these. You do not need to actually make them, but they are a great source for new ideas and new ways to go about things.
The idea here, though, is not to copy something verbatim so to speak, but to let inspiration guide you and take artistic license or detours whenever they present themselves. If the end result looks like the original, then that is probably a good thing. If you can manage to make it awesome in some way, then even better.
And if you do, do not forget to take a picture and send it to me!
If you ever read the Tintin story “Destination Moon”, chances are that the iconic rocket design with its slender curves and the bright colors stuck in your mind just like it did for me. When it was time to make a LED-based project for a challenge (hosted by HolzwurmTom), I decided to pay homage to […]
While the “Garden Gnomes” are enough to repel your basic zombie attack, they fail when the undead come in force. So to keep our house, our brains and, apparently, our cookies safe, I need to enhance our protections – with a tree! Enter the Gigatorch! Remember to be Inspired, and keep reading if you want […]
So either you are familiar with Doctor Who and its current season, then you will know what I am trying to recreate. Or you want to see me use some new techniques that might come in handy at some point. Either way, enjoy, and remember to be Inspired!
If you are old enough to have enjoyed computer games before they looked as treal as they do these days, with graphics that rival the thing next to your screen that your parents call a window, then you might recognize what this project is pretty early on. If not, come along, because I feel like […]
In this video I build a small piece of decoration based on the famed Wikkit Gate from the third book of the Hitchhiker cycle. If you do not know the Hichhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by the late Douglas Adams then, in my opinion, you are really missing out on some of the most refined fun […]