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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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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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Han Solo -My First Cosplay

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Han Solo -My First Cosplay

If you read anything on my blog it should be obvious I love Star Wars.  More specifically, I love the Millennium Falcon and its scruffy pilot Han Solo. I've wanted to have a Han Solo outfit since I was a little kid. I recently made a DL-44 blaster and that got me thinking, why not a Solo outfit. When my son reminded me Blerdcon was in a couple of weeks that's all the motivation I needed. I mean, how hard can it be to make a costume??? Yeah.... So, this blog post is going to be less of a how...

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Han Solo's DL-44 Proffieboard Blaster Build

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Han Solo's DL-44 Proffieboard Blaster Build

I just finished up building a DL-44 blaster with a Proffieboard. I'm not even sure how this project got started, which is a weird thing to say.  I love Star Wars and I'm a huge Han Solo fan.  If you have never researched the DL-44 props history do it.  Even if you have no intention to build one its, fascinating and hilarious to follow the history of the prop.  It's based on a C96 Mauser but it changes from movie to movie.  My build is NOT screen accurate and is somewhere between a A New Hope hero and Star Wars...

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