August starts this weekend. Hop aboard, I’m your captain; Captain Obvious. (But please, Captain Obvious was my father…some jokes I feel failing as I type them out I really do). School is starting up this month, days will get a little warmer before getting way cooler; August is a crazy month. It is a great month to build stuff, get outside and enjoy the days leading up to what will surely be a dreadful winter.
Intro done. Let’s get to some awesome projects! This week we have a creepy hotel key rack, a timeless screwdriver, a completely impractical crib and a wee little robot that will straight up haunt your dreams.
Here we go!
Creepy Old School Hotel Key Rack
If this were in my home I would consistently say, “but you’ve always been here.” The walls would be lined with black and white photos of strangers in formal wear. Hatchets. Hatchets everywhere. I have no idea why, but this needs to be a Halloween decoration. Title cards with old typewriter style fonts, beat up the paint; it would be awesome.
Arduino Robot of Horrors!
I do not know nearly enough about arduinos, but they seem amazing. The possibilities are endless. This project looks like a whole bunch of Doctor Who episodes smashed together and created something even Doctor Who writers would fear. Imagine chasing down the kids with a roving robot that keeps saying, “are you my mummy?” Parenting done right!
Steam Engine Crib
Our littlest little guy is soon to be out of his crib. Now, I certainly do not want a third child by any means; that would be dumb. However, should any of my dear friends or family be in need of a crib I would be more than happy to put this together for them. They really don’t even need to ask. Having a kid? Here’s an enormous crib! Hope it fits, bye!
I have put steampunk sonic screwdrivers in these lists before and will continue to do so until they stop being amazing (ie; never). This take on the classic Doctor Who tool uses some neat parts and techniques. Plenty of fun working with electronics and browsing a hardware store for just the right piece.
Happy weekend everybody!
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