Author: craftyavenger

Simple Car Mod

It is perfectly normal to carry around 5 or 6 bins of art supplies in your car permanently, right? I drive a sweet little old Toyota Rav4, circa 1998. I love my little old beater. It can fit lots of stuff, feet 8’ft boards form dash to end yet it is super easy to park …

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Stars Hoodie

This hoodie has 18 addressable LEDs controlled by an Adafruit Gemma board. They were connected using stainless steel conductive thread. This hoodie is made to be worn over something and never in the rain as the traces are not insulated.  The stars themselves are laser cut polyester with a small amount of polyfill used to diffuse …

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Crafty’s Adventures at NOMCON

Going into NOMCON I had a few hopes and dreams. For once, I had left room for the unexpected, which is no easy feat for a action-oriented, order-loving person like myself. The experience was better than my preconceived notions. Meeting people, moving the conversation forward and learning things I could never have imagined about other …

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T-Shirt Kimono Tutorial

I had an old robe that I loved when I first tried this idea a couple year ago. But the first robe had no belt loops and the belt was quickly lost. I also overestimated the width and it was dreadfully unwieldy to wear but so soft. Check out the full tutorial at instructables.com/id/T-Shirt-Kimono-Robe/

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Transparency, respect and pancakes

Welcome to my new comic strip. This is where one lady’s experiences in tech and hackerspaces are explored through cooking metaphors. Mainly because I love cooking and I spend all my time in tech and hacker spaces and I have been told you should write what you know. The first strip tells the story of …

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