Monday, February 26, 2024

Fun and Games Day - Saturday 03-09

Yesterday I had a pretty productive day preparing some things for Fun and Games Day which will be at HeatSync Labs on Saturday March 9th from 11am -5pm.

The hexagonal game is called Iso-Path. The tile game is called leaves. Also a simple balance game, and spinner upgraded with LED's.

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Halloween Earring experiments

My sister's been asking me to make various earrings for Halloween season. The initial earrings turned out great but we don't have a lot of colored acrylic.

Several attempts that designing this cat failed. Designing a mouse skeleton turned out to be challenging. Not enough space for the detail I needed and also it just made the cat look pregnant.

Switching to a computer mouse was the perfect choice.

Friday, July 21, 2023

Mylar kaleidoscope attempt

I had an idea to repurpose some mylar for making a kaleidoscope. The results are less than I hoped for. I may tinker a bit more with this another time.

Monday, July 17, 2023

Tiny robots

Just having a little fun making these tiny robots that I designed using my robot stencil. They are just under 1.5 inches tall. 

The original stencil has over 100,000 combinations of robots you can make. This would be 20 of them. Good thing I'm not trying to make them all.

Monday, March 7, 2022

Mini Golf Build and Play @ Geeks Night Out

We are going to have some fun playing and making Mini Golf at Geeks Night Out on Wednesday, March 16 , 2022 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. At the Tempe Library Parking Lot (3500 S Rural Rd, Tempe, AZ 85282).

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Christmas Making 2021

Quick break from planning Southwest Maker Fest to post about a few things I made during Christmas.

We did have the traditional graham cracker house making at HeatSync Labs.
I even wrote how to make light-up graham cracker houses in this instructable for those who wanted to do that.

Whenever I've tried writing documentation for a workshop it has resulted in very imperfect documentation because I repeatedly change how I do projects to refine them. I've done this project for several years so this is pretty good, but there are still a few things to change.

Also made some cool snowflake earrings. I'll document those at some point too.

Then we made similar snowflakes, but larger and glued them to our Christmas Tree lights. Pretty cool, but more work than I initially planned.
-Eric Ose
Robot Ambassador
Southwest Maker Fest President

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Southwest Maker Fest - Saturday February 19th 2022

We are putting together Southwest Maker Fest again and it's always an exciting and busy time as we get closer to the event.

Get this on your calendar to make sure not to miss the fun.