Brontos Are Doin' It for Themselves

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Brontos Are Doin' It for Themselves

Postby TedBelmont » Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:36 pm

So I finally got tired enough of having GBA games floating all over my house, that while I was out buying tools for my woodworking project(which is now on hold because Joxam insists that I steal one of my neighbor's doors) I picked up one of these:

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It works pretty well! Also, it was under $15, on sale, so that's a plus.

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Re: Brontos Are Doin' It for Themselves

Postby Hardly Ideal » Mon Jul 11, 2016 11:00 pm

Wow, wait, hold on a sec.

*blows dust off the thread title*

Is this an old, unused DIY thread?

I've said it before, to the dread of people who know me too well: I can make something with that.
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Re: Brontos Are Doin' It for Themselves

Postby MarsDragon » Tue Jul 12, 2016 12:01 am

I was wondering why Ted was back.

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Postby Esperath » Tue Jul 12, 2016 12:40 am

Nothing says DIY like buying a plastic organizer box, and then putting carts in it.
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Postby Hardly Ideal » Tue Jul 12, 2016 1:20 am

Esperath wrote:Nothing says DIY like buying a plastic organizer box, and then putting carts in it.

That's why you do the only sensible thing: make a themed bandsaw box.
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At last check, Romo is using it to hold some GBA Zelda games.

MarsDragon wrote:I was wondering why Ted was back.

I was just seeing if there was a DIY thread before going and making one. You say "thread necromancy," I say "thread upcycling."

And I remember that name from the older boards. I wonder whatever happened to hi- *reads post history* GAH. Okay. Wow.
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Postby Hardly Ideal » Tue Aug 16, 2016 3:31 pm

I'm told my boy was scooting around a computer mouse as if it were a toy car. I should probably find him a good one with no parts he can choke on, which is turning out to be trickier than I thought.

In the meantime, I remembered I'm still a Homeworld fan. That got me thinking, which may or may not be a good thing:
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Currently sitting at about 4 11/16" long, which would put it at around 1:464 size if I weren't just eyeballing it. Planning on building it from slabs of basswood so I can just knock it out on the bandsaw. Still need to figure out the rear ramp. May or may not add details like racks, vents, windows, and tire treads. It'd be nice to make the suspension work, but I'm not sure how I'd manage. Might leave off the gun; I'm squeamish about war toys, even though he's just a baby.
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Postby sei » Tue Aug 16, 2016 7:54 pm

Speaking of DIY stuff, Sugru is on sale for $14 instead of the usual $20ish. Lowest it's been.

Not an affiliate link. Just thought it'd be useful for repairs, and it sprang to mind due to the Mongrel fridge post in another thread.

Price trends for it via CamelCamelCamel.
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Postby Hardly Ideal » Tue Aug 16, 2016 11:09 pm

I've seen that stuff around on Instructables and I saw that fridge problem earlier, but I've never really looked into the stuff*. So it's like some kind of rubber that can be shaped like air-dry clay?

*probably because a lot of the stuff I see is a bit silly for such expensive stuff.
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Postby TA » Tue Aug 16, 2016 11:20 pm

I'm a little confused about how to use Sugru. If you only need a little bit of it, can you seal the package back up and save the rest of that pack for later? Or does an 8-pack mean, basically, 8 uses of it, because once there's air it starts to set?
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Postby sei » Tue Aug 16, 2016 11:39 pm

8 uses.

It's a putty that adheres and also cures into silicon.
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Re: Brontos Are Doin' It for Themselves

Postby Mongrel » Wed Sep 07, 2016 7:57 pm

I didn't make this. Just throwing it here because this is the DIY thread now, I guess.

Retired aerospace engineer builds working roller coasters in his backyard for his grandkids to ride

... the sound of a thousand others grandpas' doors being blown off.
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Postby Hardly Ideal » Fri Sep 09, 2016 3:55 pm

I'm normally kind of horrified by backyard coasters, but all that CAD detail and background is reassuring.

...wait, was that another coaster in the background of that POV shot?
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Postby Hardly Ideal » Fri Sep 16, 2016 1:51 pm

So, what do you do when you have an aging smartphone awaiting replacement? Obviously, make a cheap knock-off iDroid case.

I regret nothing/everything.
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Re: Brontos Are Doin' It for Themselves

Postby Hardly Ideal » Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:13 pm

So, I'm going to try and make a thing.
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The template looks like it was made to be laser cut, but I'm going to 3D print the parts instead.

*checks the mass properties*

...oh my god, this thing is 20 inches long. There's a greater than zero chance I'm crazy.
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Re: Brontos Are Doin' It for Themselves

Postby Mothra » Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:48 pm

Awesome.

My dad used his 3D printer last weekend to make me a weirding way gun and voice module for my Halloween costume. You get a lot of use out of it this time of year!

I'll post pics after the weekend's out.

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Re: Brontos Are Doin' It for Themselves

Postby Hardly Ideal » Mon Dec 19, 2016 9:42 pm

Hey guys. Guys, hey. Hey hey hey guys.

Guys.

Hey.

...hey.

Guess what I finally started gluing together.

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Re: Brontos Are Doin' It for Themselves

Postby Mothra » Mon Dec 19, 2016 10:24 pm

Love it.

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Re: Brontos Are Doin' It for Themselves

Postby Kayma » Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:21 pm

A child?

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Postby Hardly Ideal » Tue Dec 20, 2016 1:14 am

Oh no, Jr.'s been there for a while. He's just there to give that portal-gun-in-progress some scale.
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Re: Brontos Are Doin' It for Themselves

Postby Hardly Ideal » Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:27 pm

My mom says she wants to make some of those fairy garden things with some of her potted plants.You know, where people add little cottages or furniture to their flowers and stuff?

She also plays World of Warcraft, so...
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