69: Shaped Magnets

For most of the magnets I make for Pixelaser, I use a 1/2" or 1" wide roll of magnet cut down to a size that will fit easily on the back of the piece in question. The end result is a magnet that looks pretty awesome from the front but suffers from a significant lip [...]

39: When Lavos Wins

Chrono Trigger is a classic, a great example of what can happen when you get a bunch of incredible talent in the same room and say "make something cool." One of the best elements of the game is the abundance of endings available based on how and when you take on the game's final challenge, and [...]

37: Controller Tags

I was thrilled when Brenn commissioned something I hadn't done before: acrylic labels for a Nintendo Wavebird controller.  I'm a huge fan of the Super Smash Bros. series of games and have three well-worn Wavebirds of my own, but in this case I would be making a name label for Alex, or "Killer Noodle 2." [...]

22: Hylian Inlay

"I think you picked the most ambitious first time trying to inlay project ever," wrote Jen, fairly certain that I'd bitten off more than I could chew.  While I could already tell by then that l I was in for a lot of delicate work, I reassured her of my expert mastication and went back [...]

19: Fire Flower Vase

"Well, that didn't work," ended my first foray into laser etching glass. I tried to create a design similar to the mesmerizing microscopic pattern found on the back of the Nexus 4 smartphone, this time on the glass back of a spare iPhone 4 that my nephew graciously donated for the cause. The resulting pattern was [...]

16: Etched Storage Boxes

These small plastic dialog boxes—featuring quotes from classic games like Final Fantasy VI and Earthbound—are some of the products I sell on Etsy, available as magnets or pins. They're tiny, and while they stack nicely it gets a little unruly when I have stacks of dialog boxes just sitting around my workbench. So, this week, [...]