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Journal: Current Projects (2006-03-01)

Journal by MS-06FZ

I'm working on design plans for a 1:100 scale Zaku Kai based on Izubuchi's lineart from Gundam 0080. It's a fun project but coming up with good plans is tough! Never take anything for granted. I designed a leg that looked good from the front and both sides but now I don't know if I like how it looks from behind. This is a little troubling since most of the thing has so far been designed from front-view only. But I'm confident that my designs will work out very nicely in the end.
http://1-4-4.home.comcast.net/models/Projects/1_144_Zaku_Kai

I'm also working on a model of the Starship Enterprise for my dad. Shh, don't tell him. It's gonna be a surprise. He introduced me to Star Trek when I was a kid, as well as computers and electronics and he's getting older now and can't do that stuff so much. It's kind of sad. My Enterprise is going to integrate all those things - lighting, animation (through microcontrollers and surface-mount LEDs in the nacelles) as well as my own hobby, model-making.

I got to help out a bit with development of the WiFi host code that lets you send code to a Nintendo DS from a Linux system. No major contributions in the end but a bit of troubleshooting. If you have an NDS I suggest you look up the "WMB for Linux" thread on gbadev.org and check it out. All you need is a wireless card with a Ralink RT2500 chipset and you can boot official demos or (if you've got an older DS) boot homebrew DS code off of the GBA slot.

Aren't you glad you're not getting all the government you pay for now?

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