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Grim's Garage / Hydro Dipping
« on: June 03, 2018, 08:43:58 PM »
I've been wanting to play with this for a long time. Finally got around to it.
I'm doing it on a remote control transmitter case.
I didn't like any of these designs and didn't want to rebuy a transmitter.
The non dipped shells are only $15

Started with a black plastic, sanded and spray painted white for a base color.
This shell was my first test for a dip, the paint started to crinkle and chip off in places because I didn't prep it properly.

I had 2 different designs to dip. unfortunately I tested both of these with water that was way too hot so I have spots that didn't stick right.

Went back to the drawing board and tried a simpler object with a small piece of leftover film. and water closer to the right temp.
came out much nicer.

With that piece coming out much nicer, I tried my 2nd transmitter shell that I prepped correctly.
I was getting some small creases in the dip as I put it in the water and it shows up in the final project and the color doesn't stick right.
Came out much nicer than the first attempt. Still not 100%, but good enough for my first hydrodip project.
The dip comes out with a matte finish, so I will put on a clear coat when the front half is dipped and both halves are dry.

Friends and Family / Omaha Maker faire 2017
« on: April 05, 2017, 08:35:48 PM »
These have previously been in the fall, but last year was rescheduled to this spring.

It will be held on April 15th 9am-4pm at the Do Space on 72nd and dodge.
I have not seen the cost yet.

Friends and Family / Guatemala Missions trip
« on: February 28, 2017, 05:37:06 PM »
Two groups I'm a part of are planning a trip to Guatemala this spring. Great Adventure Ministries and Crosspoint Church are preparing a group to leave April 29th.


We will be going to work with Bethel Ministries International, an organization dedicated to

advancing a social transformation by sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ and meeting the spiritual,

physical, intellectual, and emotional needs of individuals. We will be involved in

distributing wheelchairs, as well as construction work and forming relationships with the

missionaries and Guatemalans.


We will be serving in the San Marcos/El Tumbador area.

It sounds like the main language we will be encountering is Spanish and maybe a Mayan dialect.

Some of our members know a little Spanish but none of use are fluent. We will have translators to help us with communication.


I will not be needing financial support for this trip, but we will be needing prayer support during both preparation and during the trip, for health, safety, for us to be effective in our work, and to grow our relationships with God, Each other, and those we are reaching.

If you do wish to financially support the trip, there will be a spaghetti feed fundraiser at Crosspoint Church(7820 Fort St.) on Friday March 3rd at 6:00pm.

There is also a gofundme page if you can't attend the spaghetti feed.


Kyle Nordstrom

Movie Vault / Star wars rogue one
« on: November 20, 2016, 04:12:37 PM »
There's a group renting out 2 theaters for the new Star Wars.
8pm showing at the Marcus Midtown Theater on Dec 16th.

Ticket cost is $5

Let me know if anyone wants to go, I can sign you up.

Friends and Family / quadcopter race june 18th
« on: June 17, 2016, 08:35:01 AM »
Sorry for the short notice, there is a quad race at sac museum tomorrow 10am-2pm.

I'm not in it, I'm not ama anymore, but I will have 2 sets of fpv goggles so I should be able to mooch a signal and pass them around to watch from the front seat.

Friends and Family / Maker Faire June 25th
« on: June 15, 2016, 11:55:48 PM »
I'm planning on going down to KC early on the 24th

$14 adult day passes

 The omaha maker group is usually there.
There are too many projects to list, there will be something for everyone.

Friends and Family / Omaha Mini Maker Faire 2015
« on: August 23, 2015, 04:52:43 PM »

it falls on Saturday the 19th this year.

Looks like $9 entry for non members.

Last year had a bunch of neat stuff to see and people to talk to.
model rocketry, 3d printers, oculus rift, arduinos

Gaming 101 / code combat
« on: August 13, 2015, 10:12:24 PM »

this is a pretty slick game.
you use real code syntax to control your character and get through dungeons.
it progresses pretty slow, but from what I've done it seems more fun than

you can select your programming language formatting
lua, javascript, python, etc.

Gaming 101 / halo 3 pc
« on: May 10, 2015, 09:25:03 PM »

you just need the halo online files, eldorito to run halo online outside of russia, and the dewrito updater to get rid of all the microtransaction garbage.
In the end you get halo 3 multiplayer with the benefits of pc, unfortunately you are still stuck with aim assist last I checked.

The install programs may have changed, I installed it about a month ago, if you want current info go to

Friends and Family / Maker faires/HAM field day 2015
« on: February 18, 2015, 06:11:11 PM »
KC is on June 27th and 28th at union station


HAM field day happens to fall on the same weekend as KC again and I'd like to hit up both events.
I think it's 156th and maple again
it's a 24 hour event and I think it starts sometime around 1200 to 1400 on saturday
I'll try and hit up the net and update if it's changed from last year.

Omaha date has been set for September 19th at the children's museum
I don't remember prices, I'll post them if I see them.

Friends and Family / Omaha Maker faire sept. 13th
« on: August 19, 2014, 08:42:15 PM »

The first annual Omaha Mini Maker Faire opens on September 13, 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM at Omaha Children’s Museum 500 S 20th St, Omaha, NE 68102.

I'm curious how big this will be, both being the first year, and being labeled a mini maker faire, but I'll try and be there when the doors open.

All Paintball Related Goodies / 2k4 prostock sniper
« on: May 10, 2014, 06:13:31 PM »
I built this a year or 2 ago.
The cocking knob has marks from pliers. frame has some scratches and there's a small ring around the detent.
I tried to get pictures the best I could.

wgp hinge frame
bob long torp reg
ans quick pull bolt
ans lp valve.

I'm pretty sure I have 90% - 100% of the parts to make it mechanical.
and can throw those in, once I pull them out of my box of parts.

I don't recall any issues last time I tested it.

I'm looking to get $120 for the marker and the pneumatics
$100 for just the marker.

There's no macro fitting on the asa pictured, but I'll pull one off another marker.

Electronics / ham radio
« on: March 31, 2014, 04:33:51 PM »
Does anyone here have a ham license?
I passed the test for my technicians license last tuesday.
I'm just waiting for my call sign and my radio before I get on the air.

Friends and Family / Maker Faire KC 2014
« on: February 09, 2014, 12:20:42 AM »
I just missed this one last year, and want to hit it up this year.
This is the closest maker faire to omaha that I've found.

I don't really know how to describe it, but I'm going to say it's a more technology oriented craft fair.

not kc but a good idea of what you'll find

it falls on June 28th and 29th.

$10.00 Adult Day Pass
$17.50 Adult Weekend Pass

just wanted to see if anyone else was interested in going.

Electronics / RC quad/planes fpv etc.
« on: January 26, 2014, 01:34:27 PM »
I'm just going to stick all the rc stuff in this thread for those interested.

Just watched this series, for a good beginner guide for FPV flying.

just some really good video footage I found while sick at home browsing the intertubes.

this video bounces between a quad and a flying wing.
really easy to tell which he's flying by the speed.
The end of this video is what would scare me the most about flying longer distances.

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