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Australian Air Force Roulettes Print E-mail
Wednesday, 29 May 2013 12:05

Each year in March, the Australian Grand Prix is held at Albert Park Lake in South Melbourne -which happens to be only a few hundred meters from my office. One of the highlights of the Grand Prix is the aerial show put on by the Australian Air Force aerobatic team, the Roulettes. Here's the view I got from the rear car park at work :)

View the full set Here on Flickr

J Ward at Ararat Print E-mail
Wednesday, 29 May 2013 11:54

During March, we took a trip to J-Ward at Ararat. J-Ward was opened in 1859 and closed in 1991 - this was a prison for the criminally insane!

Here's a few photos :)

You can view the full set of photos Here on Flickr

A Very Reddit Christmas - 2012 Print E-mail
Monday, 24 December 2012 00:00

Each year for the last few years, Reddit has had a Secret Santa gift exchange. This is my first year in, and here's what I received from my mystery gifter!

How neat is that! A nanoblock shuttle!! A big thank-you to the person who took the time to see what I was into :)  There's a couple more photos on Flickr.

Back to the Future! Print E-mail
Saturday, 10 November 2012 00:00

November 10, 2012 was McHappy Day and to do my bit, I thought I would head down to Macca's and have a Big Mac or two :)

Parked out the front of the store was the DeLorean DMC-12 "Back to the Future" car!! How cool :)

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The Doc was there to show people over the car - he let me sit in the drivers seat!! However, I wasn't allowed to take it for a drive :(

Check out the full set of photos on Flickr

Melbourne Show 2012 Print E-mail
Thursday, 27 September 2012 10:40

Every year I drag the kids along to the Melbourne Show. It's always a bit of fun. Looking at the animals, going on the rides, checking out the stalls selling everything from your name made from bent wire to rainbow coloured pens. 

I snapped a few photos while I was there.


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A few more photos on Flickr

HAL 9000 Plasma Ball Print E-mail
Sunday, 26 August 2012 23:53

Plasma globes, as they go, are pretty cool. The HAL 9000 computer from '2001 a Space Odyssey' was pretty cool too, unless you were Dave. For whatever reason, HAL just did't like Dave.

Anyhow, I figured what would be cooler than a plasma globe stuffed inside a HAL 9000 shell to sit on my desk where I can bask in it's plasmary goodness!

Laser cut from 3mm & 5mm acrylic, this stands 250mm high and is 100mm square.

Inside you will find a 3" USB powered plasma globe.

Want to make one? Get the files from Thingiverse!

Some construction photos after the jump!

I Build Rockets - Mobile Website Print E-mail
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 20:02

I've been playing around with ShareSquare after seeing a post on The Rocket Dungeon recently about DRB's new mobile site.

So, point your mobile's browser at to see the lastest posts!
Lasercut Arcade Cabinet Print E-mail
Sunday, 20 March 2011 23:30
Being a child of the 70's, arcade games hold more for me than these xbox things... I've often thought about buying one - a real one - for home. I've looked at MAME cabinets and all sorts of options, but at the moment I've only got a little place with little space, so what I needed was a little arcade machine.

I drew this up over the last couple of evenings in CorelDRAW. It stands about 130cm / 5" tall and laser cut from 3mm Acrylic.


I have uploaded the CorelDRAW files to Thingiverse, you can download the files and cut your own :)
Mr Horse Rubber Stamp Print E-mail
Tuesday, 09 November 2010 09:45
I've been a Ren & Stimpy fan for ages. One of the funniest characters was Mr Horse. So I had a crack at making a Mr Horse rubber stamp :)

Mr Horse Rubber Stamp
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60w Laser Engraver / Cutter Print E-mail
Tuesday, 14 September 2010 22:26
After a year of work saving and planning, on Friday my 'secret project' arrived - imported directly from the manufacturer in China. A 60w Laser Engraver/Cutter. The delivery driver placed it at the end of my driveway and departed.

The first thing was - OMG! It's huge! The pictures on the Internet really don't convey how big this thing is!

60w Laser Engraver / Cutter (In Box)
No, it's not a mail-order bride called Cathy

More photos after the jump!
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