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Day 7 -- Electronics Project

Day 7 — Electronics Project

  For today’s project, I assembled an electronics kit for use in a project planned for later this month.  Using a soldering iron for the first time in about 15 years, I somehow managed to put everything together correctly on

Day 7 -- Electronics Project

Day 7 — Electronics Project

  For today’s project, I assembled an electronics kit for use in a project planned for later this month.  Using a soldering iron for the first time in about 15 years, I somehow managed to put everything together correctly on

Dragon

Day 6 — Dragon Calligraphy

February 6th was the Lantern Festival, the last day of the Chinese New Year celebrations.  As a small celebration, I quickly drew out this very old version of the character for “Dragon” (as we are now in the Year of

Dragon

Day 6 — Dragon Calligraphy

February 6th was the Lantern Festival, the last day of the Chinese New Year celebrations.  As a small celebration, I quickly drew out this very old version of the character for “Dragon” (as we are now in the Year of

Day 5 -- Kappa Photos (2)

Day Five — Kappa Pictures

  Today I went out into town and took photos of  various kappa (Japanese water imp) statues and items found around the city.  Ushiku City’s town mascot is a kappa, which makes finding them a bit easier than in many

Day 5 -- Kappa Photos (2)

Day Five — Kappa Pictures

  Today I went out into town and took photos of  various kappa (Japanese water imp) statues and items found around the city.  Ushiku City’s town mascot is a kappa, which makes finding them a bit easier than in many

Day Four -- Chocolate Carbonite

Day Four — Chocolate Carbonite

I’m posting this one day late, as I only removed it from the mold today!  While grocery shopping the other day, I noticed all of the do-it-yourself chocolate kits and silicone molds for sale.  As I had chocolate at the

Day Four -- Chocolate Carbonite

Day Four — Chocolate Carbonite

I’m posting this one day late, as I only removed it from the mold today!  While grocery shopping the other day, I noticed all of the do-it-yourself chocolate kits and silicone molds for sale.  As I had chocolate at the

Day Three -- Lightbox (Illuminated)

Day 3 — Lightbox (Completed)

Today’s project was putting the finishing touches on my day one project.  I ran into Akihabara this morning and picked up the LEDs necessary to illuminate the shadow box from behind.  I found the perfect set of lights for the

Day Three -- Lightbox (Illuminated)

Day 3 — Lightbox (Completed)

Today’s project was putting the finishing touches on my day one project.  I ran into Akihabara this morning and picked up the LEDs necessary to illuminate the shadow box from behind.  I found the perfect set of lights for the

Day 2 -- Large Minifig

Day 2 — Large Lego Minifig

Today’s project consisted of me adapting my Halloween costume from last year into a stand-alone display for the preschool I work at.  The main additions were actual arms for the minifig (instead of mine when I’m wearing it) and a

Day 2 -- Large Minifig

Day 2 — Large Lego Minifig

Today’s project consisted of me adapting my Halloween costume from last year into a stand-alone display for the preschool I work at.  The main additions were actual arms for the minifig (instead of mine when I’m wearing it) and a

Ghibli Lightbox -- Step One

Day One – Lightbox (Step One)

Last year I managed to make it about halfway through Thing-a-Day before I fell behind!  This year, instead of trying a medium new to me each day, I will simply strive to see various projects I’ve already started through to

Ghibli Lightbox -- Step One

Day One – Lightbox (Step One)

Last year I managed to make it about halfway through Thing-a-Day before I fell behind!  This year, instead of trying a medium new to me each day, I will simply strive to see various projects I’ve already started through to