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G540 Enclosure and CNC Computer Station

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G540 Enclosure and CNC Computer Station

I've had a CNC machine for over 10 years. This is actually my second machine.  The first was a small machine that I mainly used for cutting foam.  The first control box I built was a mess and I built it in a plastic container. It was poorly done and I won't even show a picture. I've been meaning to build a proper enclosure for my G540 and just redo my work space in general.    First, I designed and laser cut a box for the G540.  My machine is from Avid CNC and I use the limit sensors they...

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Simple Blaster OS

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Simple Blaster OS

I've been having a blast building Star Wars blasters.  Adding the electronic sound and lights has not been as fun.  There are options available but all of them are bit more complicated than what I have been looking for.  Proffieboards are great but they are expensive and currently hard to find.  FX Blaster OS is free but requires specific hardware and just won't run on any old Arduino board.  I wanted something that could be easily loaded on just about any Arduino board and with simple functionality.  When I build a blaster I really just want it to fire (red...

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Unicron Speech and Light Kits Available Now!

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Unicron Speech and Light Kits Available Now!

The Unicron Speech and Light Kits are finally available!  You can purchase them here for $165 https://cchobbyfun.com/products/haslab-unicron-speech-and-light-upgrade The kits allow you to add speech and light to your Haslab Unicron kit. They can be controlled via bluetooth from an iPhone or Android device. The kit comes with most of the electronics already installed in an easy to mount box.  You can see the instructions here. Here's a quick demo and an overview of some changes made in the production kit:

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Custom Star Wars Blaster Wood Mounts Available Now

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Custom Star Wars Blaster Wood Mounts Available Now

I've been working on some custom wood mounts for Star Wars blasters and they are now available.  I now have mounts available for the rebel DH-17, Han Solo's DL-44, the Mandalorian's Amban Phase-Pulse Blaster and Boba Fett's EE-3. The mounts all have hand painted engraved Aurebesh.  The mounts are also each stained.  They all come with a laser engraved plaque/data card in Aurebesh.  The boards can also be customized to display different text in English or Aurebesh. They are an awesome way to display your Star Wars blaster collection.  You can also order a custom plaque for your own display...

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Unicron Sound/Light Details and Kit Options

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A number of people contacted me expressing interest in a kit of the sound/speech mod I did for my Haslab Unicron. I'm open to the idea but I wanted to first explain the details of how the mod is installed.  I posted a video to make it clear:   I think the most important thing to understand is that installation of the electronics requires you install the upgrade kit to split robot/planet modes.  It's not super hard but I know a lot of people are sensitive about mods to their purchases. That being said if there is still interest, I...

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