• Builds

    Defender Cocktail table gives new life to an old laptop

    The background During a clean-out of my shed, I stumbled upon an old, discarded Dell laptop. Despite its inability to properly boot up, I saw potential in the device. I had always dreamed of owning an arcade machine that could play Defender, a classic game I used to play at the skating rink in my youth. For just 20 cents per game, I eagerly spent my allowance on it, but I never quite mastered the game. The arcade machine was unique in its design, featuring a cocktail table instead of the typical upright structure. I had learned about MAME, an…

  • 3D Printing,  ESP32/8266,  WLED

    Waterproofing WLED

    I started out my Youtube channel with a video about WLED. Well, it was actually about a Larson scanner cap but in earnest, my videos were about WLED. The main reason being my boys wanted some sort of lighting on…

  • 3D Printing

    Sensing spider

    Halloween is coming and spiders are perfect for creating a good scare. This project can be either 3D printed or made from wood. A great and challenging introduction to Arduino that demonstrates a practical use of multiple inputs and outputs.…

  • 3D Printing

    Can you Wifi a 3D printer?

    I was wondering if it was possible to Wifi my 3D printer. At the moment I need to either use an SD card or plug it into the front of my printer with a USB cord. These are two mechanical…

  • 3D Printing

    Filament Friend

    I was after an easy way to check if my 3D printer was out of filament. You can get filament sensors that detect the filament is missing (run out) but if the filament has broken after the sensor you would…