purpletatomash

purpletatomash

Potatoes to match my personal colour scheme. What a time to be alive ;)

Posted in Uncategorized 23.12.2015

snowflakes

snowflake-finished

Very kitschy and heavily embellished snowflake coasters!

Luckily, not everyone is connected to everyone else just yet, so I can show you gifts I helped a friend make :P

I used the snowflakes to try engraving acrylic glass with the laser, which is something I will need for a future necklace-project I have been planning for a while.

It took some time to find the right material for the necklace-to-be, but now that I have the material and the handling of the robot figured out it should not be too long until I can get started.

While I am not too fond of how laser-engraving looks on wood, it is quite lovely on acrylic. Maybe I would even like how engravings look on wood, if burnt edges on unfinished plywood weren’t just screaming hackerspace project in a not-so-aesthatically-pleasing way? Not sure.

But then I generally do not like unfinished wood. It looks rather bland, and it feels horrible.

Let’s just stick to engraving things that are not wood for now ;)

snowflake-cut

And as I am being asked about the laser a lot, I made a video of the cutting process.

The video is a bit lame as I was too lazy to edit it much, and not brave (or stupid) enough to put my camera beneath the lid, right into the machine while it was running. But here you go, I hope you still like it:

Posted in DIY 20.12.2015
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even more scissors

schnippschnapp

Today we went to a medieval winter market and I accidentally bought another pair of scissors :D

carousel

It was really lovely. There was so much fog, one could very much feel the moisture. The air was almost dripping …

The overall gloominess greatly improved the experience at the market – the whole city around it just vanished. Everything felt strangely calm and silent, and much prettier than without the fog.

But the peaceful silence was an illusion.

gloomy

Posted in Uncategorized 08.12.2015
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ppplay

ppp

Blinkenletters. Pretty cables.

Soldering seven thousand (that’s only a slight exaggeration) LEDs onto wooden letters is in equal parts annoying and very soothing.

Posted in DIY 07.12.2015