After realizing that I had collected a large amount of Legos over the years, I figured that I should do something cool with them. I planned out a Lego Pikachu using some online resources, and went to work. I eventually ran out of Yellow Legos for the exterior, but was luckily able to source more from other places. At 2 feet tall, and 30 lbs, Pikachu now stands on display at Bricks4Kidz in Chico, CA.
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While scrolling through online ads one day, I found a broken arcade system (Konami's Silent Scope) for sale. I figured that even with the system broken, the cabinet itself would still be great to use. I purchased the system, and took out all of the inside electronics, then replaced them with a computer tower and a 26" display. I also added a joystick and arcade buttons (as the rail shooter that it was before had no need for buttons), and did away with the computer's Windows shell. The arcade now boots into a custom program that allows for players to choose from many different games.
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At the hype of Pokémon GO in 2016, I wanted to have something to show that I was a Pokémon GO player, so that other players would be less hesitant to approach me out in public. I 3D modeled a Pokédex case for my phone, then 3D printed it. Giving the phone case proper tolerances for my phone to fit well proved to be challenging, but after a couple of tries, I got it down.
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