Archive for 2012

Blender Snowman

Hey guys,

So since I play TF2 pretty often and see all this community made stuff, I decided why not hop on the gravy train and start making and submitting hats and stuff. Unfortunately it turned out to be harder than I thought, and it turns out you cant just magic yourself a hat out of thin air. So I looked up some tutorials, and stumbled on this 3d creation tool called blender. I watched a few video tutorials and decided to make something dumb that I could show everyone.

Here is a Front view of this snowman I made
And the side view
So its hard to say exactly how I made it, pretty much I just followed this tutorial

Basically I just used basic shapes, re-sized them and put them where i wanted, making sure that the picture looked fine from all planes, and smoothed out all of the spheres so they didn't look like that dome at Epcot.Its pretty cool so far, and I hope to have more simple projects posted up soon.

Soda bottle light

Alright so i'm sure everyone has heard of these, how people in poor countries use 2 liter bottles with water and bleach in them to make free skylights. I decided that this would be a fun and easy thing to do.

First I bought a pizza, bread sticks, and a two liter from pizza hut.

I ate all of it while watching 3 episodes of the league, and once I pulled myself out of the resulting shame spiral, I was ready to go.

After filling the 2 liter with water

I then used a piece of cardboard and a box cutter to make a hole in the cardboard to stick the bottle through. I figured I would make about 1/4th or a 1/3rd of it stick through the top so I cut a hole that was slightly too small for it and jammed it through.
I decided the best thing was to make a fake "house" out of a box, and use the piece of cardboard as a roof, so I could still use the flaps to completely close the box for comparison purposes.

I made a dumb door in the side of the box so I could look in without really letting any light in:

Now the last step was to put about 2 caps full of bleach in the water, my guess would be that its to keep the water clear and kill bacteria in the water.

It actually worked better than I expected:

With soda light:

Tilted toward the sun

Without the soda light:

Tilted without the soda light

Overall it's a pretty cool idea, and more effective than I thought it would have been. It really would be pretty great for people who cant afford much electricity in poorer countries or hobos I guess.

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Look I made a shitty comic! I hope it was worth the wait!