ΠTAR FLYING V CYBERDECK

So, you may have noticed that I appeared to drop off the web for about a month. Well, I was busy trying to build a full-size cyberdeck in a month for VirtCon 2021. I took Adam Savage’s advice from his book Every Tool’s a Hammer and took advantage of the competition to set a deadline for myself in … Continue reading ΠTAR FLYING V CYBERDECK

Cyberdecks

I’ve made enough of these at this point that I feel like I should collect them on a page. For those who don’t know, cyberdeck is a term that was coined by William Gibson in his cyberpunk genre-defining book, Neuromancer. It’s a portable computer (often highly customized) that is used for accessing their version of … Continue reading Cyberdecks

πTar (the Keytar Cyberdeck)

A Raspberry Pi build inside a Keytar case, hence the name πTar (pronounced pie-tar). Let’s start with the premise: The cyberpunk genre is often very heavily 80s themed. While viewing and reading about Cyberpunk 2077 when a trailer came out in 2019, someone mentioned the concept of “rockers” as a class in the pen and … Continue reading πTar (the Keytar Cyberdeck)

ΠONEER FALCHION

This may end up being the first in a series of “Standard Runner’s Constructs,” and the instructions are written as such, in an in-universe style. The idea is that runners are trying to make sure their future teammates are properly equipped and educated. If you “can’t find good help anymore,” sometimes you’ve gotta train your … Continue reading ΠONEER FALCHION

Virtcon 2021 Design Competition

I’ve been clearing my tasks and workspace in prep for this competition, hosted by the cyberdeck.cafe group. The rules were announced last week here: https://cyberdeck.cafe/mix/virtcon-2021-comp The competition has two categories: Competition A: Design a thematic t-shirt for the cyberdeck.cafe group to use for merch (additional requirements on the above link). Prize: VOXELAB Proxima Monochrome Resin … Continue reading Virtcon 2021 Design Competition

COM|POST 02/10/2020: A Skypirate’s Life For Me

Forest of Oakenspire Airship: This past week’s hobby work has mostly been a matter of 3D printing the airship shown at the top of this post. The models are from a great 3D model creator who goes by Ecaroth (he’s on Kickstarter, Thingiverse, Facebook, and Heroes Hoard).  I love using his designs. I got the … Continue reading COM|POST 02/10/2020: A Skypirate’s Life For Me