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Posted 25 August 2014 - 07:36 AM

Well, I am now officially an Eagle Scout :D


Wow~ Congrats, mate. :)
I'm a proud owner of an OpenPandora Pandora and a SONY Xperia Z Ultra w/ Moga Pro Power controller.

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Posted 29 August 2014 - 07:24 PM

I was trying to write a timing-sensitive helping (cheating) tool for Patapon (a kind of rhythm game for PSP) in Bash (relaying keypresses while fixing their rhythm to the one wanted by the game. This shouldn't be that hard, because the game always only wants a four button combo with each key on the beat and then four beats no input is needed).

Turns out Bash is not the ideal programming language for this. Who would have thought. :-D

Edit: Not that I can't keep a simple rhythm, but it becomes boring and strains the hand because I don't have a gamepad right now.

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Posted Yesterday, 08:51 PM

Yep, you shouldn't work with green (fresh havested) wood. Drying it properly is a profession of it's own and takes a lot of time and space.
It can be massively accellerated via microwaves though (we got a huge microwave in the workshop for re-drying the wood after it's been bent in steam).
I've got enough scraps of classy well dried black cherry wood (very nice brown tone, gets darker over time in sunlight) in my workshop, but I'm not exactly around the corner of Switzerland.
 
The stuff you got there may be some birch plywood and the other one will most likely be pine, that's what people got liyng around usually.
For raw carving, I like the cheap carving knifes from "Erik Frost" (Sweden) but got a very small japanese carving set too, which is very seldomly used (it's been years..).

So apropos my Theremin - I decided I didn't like that case I made, so I left it at a stage where it looks pretty finished (though ugly), but not very functional.
I found a piece of linden wood which seemed acceptable (I think it still is), but it turns out we don't actually have any carving knices. Where did you get those carving knifes and what does "cheap" mean?
We have two gouges, both of which need to be sharpened properly. I really need to search the internet for a guide on how the tip of those gouges actually is supposed to look, then I can probably sharpen them properly. We have got the suitable machine, my father uses it for sharpening his wood turning tools (however those are called in English).

I'm really lacking quite some experience in this area, having only carved some stuff in school, and that probably only because I went to a private school the first six years, where stuff like this was done much more often than in the usual public school (we also had gardening class. That was not something I liked, but whatever. It never hurts to have done something like this, I guess the usual kid doesn't ever get to do something like this. They even had some sheep, and in retrospect it's actually really a nice garden, if you like to work yourself to death just to get some vegetables from your own garden. I don't).

But sometimes I just want to /make/ something, so this is something I want to do more. It's just really not rewarding at all, going to school, don't really doing anything. I just sit there, pay attention (more or less), sometimes write a test - that's no proper full time occupation (no, I don't spend time on school at home - I don't need to, usually, just sometime some longer assignment which I can't {actually: shouldn't} skip, but those are rare).


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