Pokémon Themed Cross-stitch

Pokemon Cross-stitch

It is customary when friends to move into their first home to purchase a gift, whether it be a home appliance, a piece of art, or just some booze. I chose instead on this occasion to make something a lot more personal.

Knowing the intended recipients were far too much into Pokemon than is generally acceptable for someone old enough to be moving into their first house, I decided a Pokemon themed artwork was appropriate. And seeing as 8-bit style graphics make perfect cross-stitch patterns, I committed to making them a "modified" Pokemon Gen I screenshot.

Auckland Sky Tower Spinning Time-Lapse

A public holiday could be spent doing something constructive. Instead I took to the streets of Auckland city and took a number of photos of the Sky Tower. Here is the result, both as high res YouTube video and low res gif:

LED Word Clock

It is Five past Four

Once again I delve into the exciting world of LEDs, this time to make a really nifty clock.

Borrowing ideas off others, the Word Clock idea is not new. In fact, here are a few examples.

Wanting to give this a try myself, and perhaps improve on the concept, element14 (Farnell) offered to supply me with the parts needed as part of their Blogger Outreach program. And who doesn't love free stuff!?


Pretty Lights

If you've ever talked to me for more than 5 minutes, you'll know I love LEDs and I'm always thinking of projects to include LEDs. Thinking it was about time my garden fountain got a lighting upgrade, some RGB lighting solutions were explored. Most waterproof RGB lighting setups are fairly pricy, so when I came across this Waterproof RGB LED Strip on eBay, I thought I'd hit the jackpot.


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