Yestarday I finally got my shipping from Seeed Studio! It’s always satisfactory to hold and look at a PCB you’ve designed yourself.
My own time machine
As soon as I get time I will start to draw the schematics for as many circuit layouts as I can find for this PCB. I’ve estimated it to somewhere about 15-20 different circuits that will be possible to build on the PCB!
Also see: 555 TARDIS
Here’s the alien mask when all the wires and servos fitted and mixed in the radio controller.
Check out my other post about the mask here: Animatronic mask
There’s always some interesting project going on in our workshop!
This mask is one of the characters in a sci-fi short film that will be shot this summer.
Head of a space diplomat
I’m really back in business! This is the second PCB design I’ve made in the last two weeks!
the Time Machine
I’ve had an idea for something like this for quite a while now, but a much simpler one.
Originally it was a three-in-one-design with a Monostable, Astable and a LED Dimmer circuit on the same PCB, with a code switch to select desired function.
Now it’s more some kind of an experiment board for the 555 IC, about 15-20 different circuits are possible to make. Continue reading
Finally I’ve managed to complete the PCB design for the fireNest v2.0 remote control.
I’ve been stuck with it for awhile now, projects piled up and I lost the spark!
Today I ordered the PCB’s, so now I’m back in business!
fireNest v2.0 PCB design
This is a plug-in card that turns the fireCrow v2.0 into a remote control, the card is designed for an aluminum box that takes a 160×100 mm PCB card.
Sunday, late night, outside our workshop, Anders (Gothenburg Prop Makers) shot the final scene for KMFDM – Amnesia music video:
The great car explosion (it’s Anders old VW Transporter) at the end of the video was made by David Peter at Thunder Effects.
Here you can see how it looked like from my point of view:
More old material
2009 I attended a supplementary course in special effects at PYRO Smålands Krutbruk AB.
We learned how to blow up and flip a car using petrol charges and zinkit + flash powder loaded in a pyretechnic piston that was placed in the ground, partially covered with soil, under the car.
We also blew up a set house with 5g cordtex, flash cracker cal. 21, a pyrotechnic dirt canon, and a petrol charge. Continue reading
More old stuff
This little cute creature is made by Peter at Gothenburg Prop Makers. I helped him to make a servo controller board and to program the radio transmitter.
The larva was exposed in the exhibition hall at Gothenburg Film Studios during the Open set 2010.
Here you can see the “making of” video and the larva in action:
The larva was really popular amongst the visitors, probably because they could try to control it by them self.
Putting up some old material!
Open set 2010
I made the pyrotechnic special effects in this trailer for GFS open set 2010.
Open set changed name to GoKinema the following year.
Check out the open set films at Gothenburgs Film Studios vimeo channel!