I took a little bit of time this week to work on a couple of side projects before I get back to work on Project Califone in earnest. I have a collection of hockey pucks depicting the history of the sport in Atlanta (from the Flames in the 70s to today's Gladiators), and I wanted to display them in a way that did not involve expensive, purpose-built puck displays. I picked up a shadow box from the local craft store and proceeded to design an insert that would fit the pucks snugly. This week has been a bit of an effort getting my printer to cooperate with some of my older filament stock and has taken me several afternoons to correct and reprint, but I finally have half of the insert as of this morning. The other half is currently printing and will hopefully finish without incident this evening--just in time for a long weekend of finishing!
My second project involves a simulation of the fabled WeatherStar 4000 graphics engine that drove The Weather Channel for much of the 1990s here in the US. I've been tinkering with it, getting various displays to work and look the way I'd like them to, and I'm nearly ready to assemble a streaming appliance that I can point my Twitch channel to. More on that when it is finished!