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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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Lego Millennium Falcon Landing Pad

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Lego Millennium Falcon Landing Pad

After getting the Lego Millennium Falcon table built, I decided to build a landing pad.  Most people go for Docking Bay 327 from the Death Star. I decided to go with my favorite Star Wars backdrop, Bespin.  The scene where the falcon flies through the clouds to the landing pad at sunset has always been a favorite.   I got the idea from a RPF build you can see here.  That one was a stand alone so I need to make some changes.  I needed the bottom to be flat so it would go in the table.  I decided to make...

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Millennium Falcon Electronics Update

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Millennium Falcon Electronics Update

My original plan was to put to lights and sounds in the Lego Falcon. However, I got sidetracked.  I started working on the 29" Hasbro Rebels Falcon conversion.  I finished up the CircuitPython code and it works well.  The electronics will go in the Hasbro Falcon first but a similar setup will also go in the Lego Falcon. The completed code currently has engine lights only because there really isn't a good place on the Hasbro Falcon to put gun lights.  The script has engine start, guns firing, hyperdrive, flyby and hyperdrive failure sounds.  I saw one of the commercial...

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