Last month as most of you know I had a few visitors over to the house for what some have dubbed “Geek Fest”. Essentially that is what it was but regardless of that, one of the “Geeks” who attended was RIT student [Julian Hammerstein] or better known as [BETA].
He and [Mike Moffitt] had been in development of a new computer game called [Ghost In The Machine] which [BETA] had brought with him to the meet-up. I gotta say I was pretty impressed with how well and how smoothly it worked and the 8-bit sounds and music really kept with the nostalgic nature of the game play which apparently is extremely challenging, just like old games were.
So anyway, the two have started up a KickStarter to bring this game to a larger market via Steam (I think) so if you’ve got $5 bucks, back their project and get the game after the KS concludes. Hard to go wrong! Check out the video on the KS page with the big pic above will take you right too and get the full low down on the project!
Last year I saw a really cool home-build machine that was used for mounting SMT components to PCBs. A small manual pick and place machine was cool at the time but I had no real use for it. But now with recent projects forcing me to use these tiny components, I really needed a better way and this popped into my mind as a cheap and pretty straight forward solution.
It’s just in the planning phase at the moment as I’m really only doing this with the spare time that I don’t have much of, but the concept is coming along nicely.
Check out the blog of the man who invented this neat little contraption and made it open source for everyone to make their own versions of it.
Though admittedly, the week before last I really had no clue who or what the Jace Hall Show was, I found myself in a unique position to be interviewed by one of the staff writers about the meet-up last week. So, of course doing my home work, I found out that Jace Hall is actually a pretty heavy hitter and get’s to do some skits/shows with some pretty big celebrities!
But in any case, if you click the image up top and you’ll be taken to the article. It’s been one hell of a week, both full of personal success and horrible tragedies to the country as a whole and it does put a lot of this into perspective.
So, hope you enjoy and there will be some other announcements in the near future regarding my latest projects! Have a good day!
Shock Slayer finished up a meet-up video from last week and posted it up last night! It’s pretty cool but really just shows a glimpse of what happened over the weekend, but it’s still pretty cool. I really wish we took more pics and video, but the coolest part of this video is a time lapse he did of me doing some recessed cuts with my CNC for his N64 project. That starts at 5:44 on the video time line so skip ahead if you’re in a hurry (and don’t want to get sea sick).
Posted: 04/15/2013 in General News
Tags: Ashen, Aux, Awesome, Beta, CNC, Console Hacks, Downings Basement, Hacks, Hailraizer, Mods, Portables, ShockSlayer, Tchay
I’ve never found it difficult to convey exactly how an experience has affected me before. It’s almost always the same key elements that are quite easy to describe in a manner of just a few words. The events of the last few days however have left me in awe and really have opened my eyes to the potential that so many like minds have to offer. So much that I can’t describe exactly what I got out of it other than I have been enlightened to a variety of new experiences that were just plain awesome!
On top of that, the bonds that have been made with just a few days of real life contact are one of the most valuable experiences to leave with and I think we’re all going to be holding on to that for a very long time now and I can’t wait to see where this leads us all in the future!
So, over the next few days, I’ll be making some posts of the accomplishments that were made while we were all together. We’ll all be posting either finished or in-progress threads on the forums and I’ll be doing a short write-up of each one after they get posted on their respective sites.
Some new big things coming up soon as well, including a glimpse of my secret project that I’ve been working on for over 8 months now! Stay tuned for some exciting news shortly!