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3D Topographic Laser Cut Wall Map

Welcome back to another project. A massive 3-panel wood laser cut 3d topographic map of the world. Nearly 50 design hours, 70 build hours, and 6 months of planning and collaboration. This is absolutely the biggest project we’ve tackled to date. And I’m going to lay it all out for yall, with links to the full set of plans and illustrator files on my Patreon page, so a huge chunk of the work is already done for you! This map was created for the church that my wife and I …

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BurstCoin – Proof of Capacity Mining

Another day, another cryptocurrency… If you’ve been watching the news about all this, you might be starting to feel a little burnt out, or overwhelmed, because everyone is trying to find the latest and greatest to invest in, suss out the quickest way to make money off of all this, and being depressed over their “missing out” on the meteoric rise of Bitcoin last December. My personal viewpoint is that A) The technology behind all of these coins is brilliant and will eventually be world changing, and B) The hype …

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Make a Font from Your Own Handwriting

Hello everyone and welcome to this quick tutorial on making your handwriting into a font! As you can already see, this page looks a little bit different than every other page on my site, and it’s because I’m currently using the font based on my handwriting to craft this post! There are a lot of ways to accomplish this: most rely on using adobe illustrator to import and create your handwritten notes and then individually defining letters, but we’re going to do something a liiiiitle bit easier today here at …

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Whole Home Wireless Audio Streaming with Airplay

Apple’s airplay system is great for streaming music around the house to big speakers, but expensive because you need to buy their Airport Express Router or an AppleTV to make use of it. Those devices are great, but they offer a lot more functionality that what I need. I just need an access point to be able to send music to my speakers. Most of my systems are not connected to TV’s and I’ve got a very powerful router already. So this is what I’ve landed on. This project is …

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Four Person / 3 layer Tic-Tac-Toe

A few years ago, my wife and I came across a board game in a toy store that was designed with an incredible balance of simplicity and complex thought processing, and we just loved it. I didn’t pull the trigger and buy it at the time, but it’s stuck with me as a project I’d like to put together, and today is finally that day when I get to share the designs with you! Basically, this game is tic-tac-toe, but with some variation that makes it significantly more fun and …

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Cryptocurrency : How much can I make?

Today, I want to do an in-depth look at how much money, exactly, can I make with cryptocurrency mining, trading, and cloud contracts. I’ve look at a lot of different ways to mine the currencies, and today’s examination is a close look at what kind of real world value we are generating. If you’re here, you’ve probably read up on the basics on cryptocurrency, so I’ll just start with a very brief intro before digging in. Cryptocurrency is a fancy name for digital money, or coins, that have gained tremendous …

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Wooden Monitor Stand with Active Cooling for a Laptop

After building myself a new, super charged desktop a few months ago, I felt a little bad leaving my poor wife with just her small little Macbook Pro, but she insists that she loves it and doesn’t want to trade it in, so in order to give her a bit of an upgrade, I came up with this. The basic concept is simple, a larger, external monitor, elevated to be eye level, with room for the laptop underneath, and the keyboard and mouse underneath that. Everything fits in a nice, …