Category: Tinkering & Side Projects

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LED Gamecube Controller

This was a fast, but fun little side project. Since I play a lot of Super Smash Bros: Melee, I wanted to modify the controller I use, so…

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Custom Reprap Huxley with Dual Extrusion – Leto

What’s the ultimate dream of any self-respecting 3d printer operator? To print a printer, of course! And why not make a few changes to the design, while you’re…

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3D-Printed Ornithopter

This scale model of an ornithopter (from the Dune series), featuring embedded, functional fans, was created as an exercise in embedding foreign parts into a 3D print.  The…

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MendelMax 1.5+ Custom – Ghanima

Ghanima is a custom Reprap MendelMax 1.5+ 3D printer. While I did not design the frame or the firmware, I did self-source and assemble it from scratch, and…

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Gamecube Controller for Windows

The Nintendo Gamecube controller, a personal favourite of mine, normally does not have enough buttons to function as a controller for modern PC games. Time to change that,…

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DMG-EQ

By far the largest Gameboy customisation project I have ever undertaken, the DMG-EQ boasts a large series of modifications; which include custom-cast backlit buttons; a transplanted and backlit…

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LaserTag 3000

For a project which combined the electives Mechatronics and Software, a lasertag-playing robot arm was conceived. Using a Kinect and a WiiMote in tandem, the robot arm locates…

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Purpleboy

As a gift for a friend, the Purpleboy is a subtle but stylish modified Gameboy. It sports a pink backlit screen with improved contrast, one-of-a-kind buttons, and a…

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Star-boy

Like the Purpleboy, the Star-boy was also a gift for (yet another) friend. Modification include a new screen protector (still covered in plastic in the photos), machine-cast yellow…