Week at the Workbench – Weeks 01-02 2023

In the back of my mind, it had only been a few weeks since I last posted my last projects here. So, I was a little blown away when I logged on this week to find that I hadn’t posted in over 6 months! I hadn’t been completely projectless in that time, and maybe I’llContinue reading “Week at the Workbench – Weeks 01-02 2023”

Adventuron TALP 2022 Post-Mortem

The Spooky Mansion is a text adventure game that I made for the Text Adventure Literacy Project 2022 Jam hosted by Adventuron.io. While the jam stipulated that any engine could be used to create the game, I opted for the Adventuron engine since I have had some experience with it and it makes it incrediblyContinue reading “Adventuron TALP 2022 Post-Mortem”

Analog Internet Dial

One of my favorite stores recently is the University of Minnesota ReUse store – where all of the old, surplus university material is sent to be sold off to the public after its usefulness in the university has come to an end. There is a ton of old and new technology, furniture, and office equipmentContinue reading “Analog Internet Dial”

The Legend of Zelda Quest – Part 2

Continuing the project I started in Part 1, to complete the Zelda Quest I needed to make a treasure chest filled with rupees and, of course, the legendary Triforce! The Chest For the treasure chest, I started with a simple treasure chest I got from Michaels. I was modeling everything in this set of ZeldaContinue reading “The Legend of Zelda Quest – Part 2”

The Legend of Zelda Quest – Part 1

It all began several years ago, with a book – The Hyrule Hystoria. With it, and its companion books, the Art and Artifacts and the Zelda Encyclopedia, our then two year old fell in love with the world and characters of The Legend of Zelda. Since our days since then are filled with stories aboutContinue reading “The Legend of Zelda Quest – Part 1”

Christmas Tree Display

It has become a tradition in our house to get at least one of the LEGO Advent Calendar sets before Christmas. After completing several of these, we have amassed a sizable collection of holiday themed LEGO and wanted some way to display the current calendar and the previous LEGO. After looking at different Christmas displayContinue reading “Christmas Tree Display”

Uranium Glass Hat Display

Several years ago we were gifted a small glass hat from my late grandfather’s collection. It sat on a shelf in our living room as a small memento until my wife read about uranium glass. We noticed that our little glass hat had the yellow-green pale color of uranium glass so we grabbed the onlyContinue reading “Uranium Glass Hat Display”