Chrome Robot Wheels

These rims are hotter than the combination cutting and grinding bit on my new cordless Dremel (after I’ve been cutting and grinding servo fittings with which to secure the rims in question.)

chrome robot wheels

sittin on chrome

For a project that is being tackled in five-minute-sleeping-baby sessions, it is shaping up. I am not quite sure if the IOIO board will fit in the enclosure, but it will sure be close. I suppose if all else fails, I can chop the thing up a bit…as much as I enjoy Dremel-ing, I’d like to avoid that if possible. Maybe next five minute session…

Rattle Can Makeover

Impatiently awaiting my Dremel from Amazon, I made an executive decision that Clocky’s bright orange motif had to go. Clocky already had some big rims; sort of like my SS. Sort of too like my Yukon. Hmm…black and chrome…sort of a no-brainer.

Step 1: teardown / spray paint

tear down

parts

Step 2: Re-assemble

bringin sexy black

sum of parts

Much better. Hoping to have the little guy rotary-drilled and souped-up before too long. Check back in soon.

Rad Board 3500

Got a fan? An antiquated pointy skateboard? An afternoon? Neon spray paint.

retard-board

1) pull apart the fan case…a dangerous Rad Board is a good Rad Board
2) replace fan blades with small, sharp, non-menacing looking blades
3) hook above components to the less-pointy end of a pointy skate board
4) put a propane tank looking thing on it with some tubes hooking to the non-spray painted stuff
5) spray anything neon yellow that looks boring, in order to awesome things up a bit
6) fire up the fan and tear ass around the block