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11  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Pixelator - now with video! on: May 27, 2007 11:08:41 AM
The whole thing sits right in front of the tv - freestanding.
12  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Personalized Guess Who! Game on: May 27, 2007 11:05:07 AM
I find that with the standard Guess Who cards, its hard to get them to stay put in the little plastic frames.  Did you do any adjustment to improve this?
13  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: woody cozy coupe (PICTURE HEAVY) on: May 27, 2007 07:04:18 AM
Thanks for the inspiration.  My daughter has one of those little pink Harleys and now that she's outgrown it, we've wanted to boy-a-fy it for the grandkids.  Looks like thar be projects ahead cap'n!
14  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: No more tangled necklaces on: May 26, 2007 07:45:29 PM
Brilliant - as the family untangler, I thank you.
15  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Pixelator - now with video! on: May 26, 2007 07:38:36 PM
That is sooo cool o.o Must be very entertaining...

Very random question, but do you remember what show that is? xD It looks somewhat like the Simpsons...

While the Simpsons does make great pixelator material (all the bright colors), this was just random channel flipping.  Thanks to all for the positive comments - this was a very worthwhile project.
16  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Pixalator.. on: May 26, 2007 07:36:05 PM
Kinda funny...  I came back to check on my pixelator thread and here's this one Smiley  The very project that inspired my version.

Well, here's my plastic cubes version again:

http://www.allerian.com/images/Pixelator_01.jpg
http://www.allerian.com/images/Pixelator_03.jpg

Aaaaand the video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEQ5-mWrB_E
17  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Pixelator on: May 12, 2007 06:01:25 PM
Since the cubes aren't perfectly cubical (smaller on the open end so kids can set the game up easier), I had to find a very flat surface to lay them out on.  I used a large metal carpenter's square clamped to a very flat table to align them.  After a few tests, I settled on Liquid Nails Clear applied with a toothpick.  It has good working time and took up the slight gaps between cubes.  Once that was dry, I went over all the back seams with model airplane cement which tied them into a very solid unit.  Let it cure for a few days and then build into a frame.  This frame is kentucky coffee wood and is screwed together just in case the grid ever needs repair.

Thanks for looking and thanks for askin'!
-Robert
18  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Pixelator - now with video! on: May 12, 2007 05:36:15 PM
Here's a thing I built over the last few months - finally complete!  

Inspired during a game of "Don't Break the Ice" with my daughter, I used 12 sets of the game to create a 15x24 grid of cubes.  This was set into a custom hardwood frame.  When placed in front of a television set, the animated pixelation effect is mezmerizing.

-Robert

Watch the video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEQ5-mWrB_E

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19  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Decoupage Tutorial on: December 10, 2006 06:34:03 PM
Greetings all, my first post.

Just wanted to add that you can do curved surfaces too.  Just use small chunks of paper and soak them well in your glue medium (for a good five minutes) before applying.  Then brush it down heavily.  Here's a snap of a toy I covered with origami paper.  Turned out really smooth and nice.

http://www.allerian.com/images/snt_origami.jpg
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