Friday, July 29, 2016

#blender on reflection

In this blender test I was looking at reflections. The sphere is between a top and a bottom mirror, so there are a lot of reflection interactions. Also I had a go at making an original score -- a few seconds are not hard to fill with sounds from classical instruments.





Tuesday, July 26, 2016

#instaspam illuminati bike helmet (with LED strip)







v2 mod 18Sep2016
Opted to move the led strip to take an odd load off the right strap and to even out the halo circle. TODO is to install a red or rgb led strip segment for the back.






v3 mod 19Sep2016
added red led segment to the back (from an RGB LED strip), and changed the wiring.

Monday, July 18, 2016

#blender mesh as photo gradient, blur transitions

In this experiment I wanted to try some text on a box with shadows and see if looked usable as an illustration-like gradient effect. I ended up trying text on different mesh shapes. Also later the picture material that was generated in the first instance was reused for another experiment, testing transition with blur and dissolve.






Tuesday, July 05, 2016

IKEA Fixa cordless screwdriver teardown

I have been procrastinating getting a cordless drill/driver for a while, this time around that is. It is one of these tools that you can always borrow from friends or the office, a tool that mostly just sits there not getting much use at all. The Doh' moment comes when you really need a screwdriver there and then, but cannot get your hands on one.

Of course once I  got this item I wanted to have a quick look inside. When I opened it I found a 18650 battery inside just as expected -- I shall savour it for a future mod.


http://www.ikea.com/au/en/catalog/products/70203259/