Moeparker Ghost

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from Colorado

    • Moeparker Ghost

      Star Wars blaster bolts, visible or not?

      6 days ago

      So there is a long standing argument from many people about the blaster bolts in Star Wars. Could you see the beams like you do in the movie? I've thought about this for years.

      I've always tried to argue that persistence of vision would let you see them, maybe. It was a long shot. It's the phenomenon that made TV possible back in the day of electron beams hitting phosphorus.

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      Now Star Wars lore tells us that blasters use gas as a fuel source. That made me think they are not laser blasts but just small bursts of plasma shot out of the gun. Plasma is the 4th state of mater above gas. Makes sense.

      My only "you can see them" argument was that the bolts of energy were producing their own light, and that is why you might see the bolts. But given the speeds they travel at I think the photo distribution would be so minute over such a large area that given 1/r^2 you still would not be able to detect them with the naked eye.

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      I emailed my former boss a week ago and asked her about Star Wars tech. She's a PhD in Physics and a very smart scientist. She had the following to say:

      • "They are plasma bursts, so you have some control over the speed they are moving. I would assume a voltage timed across the shaft to accelerate it out, so speed limited on your speed of voltage variance. But like a regular gun, might still be too fast to see"


      In the movie they are moving slow enough to see, but that's just movie fx. If they were real they'd be moving too fast for you to see. You can say they have some tech that makes it possible but I feel that's a cop out argument that negates any intellectual discussion on the topic.

      We have tracer rounds and you can see those. They have a pyrotechnic compound that burns and lets you see the path. However you only see the path, not the bullet. You see a line, or a streak, not this glowing 2 inch dot traveling along.

      It's like a slow moving car tossing bird seed out the window and a jet tossing bird seed out the window. Even if they toss the same amount of bird seed as they go by, the jet is moving so fast that its seed is spread out over such a distance it's minuscule to any given point of viewing.

      As much as I wanted to say you could see the blaster bolts in Star Wars I think that given our human eyes and the bolt's speed you would not see anything, not even a glowing line of the path it traveled.


    • Moeparker Ghost

      Slim down

      1 week ago

      I went from this

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      to this

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      thanks to -This-

      I love it. My keys no longer stab me in the thigh, shift around, poke me when I sit down.

      I was hesitant to do it but I'm glad I did. Love it. It feels so futuristic when I open my keys up.


      Now you can buy things like this for around $30. Fuuuuck that. I 3D printed this for around 5 cents. Yeah, 5 pennies.

      I did go to Ace Hardware and drop almost 75 cents on two tiny M3 bolts and 2 tiny dome nuts. The dude at Ace said "Hey...is that 3D printed?....Awesome" and he spent over 6 minutes with me trying to find the right way to attach it all together. He rocked.

      If you want to consolidate your keys do this. It's kinda like that Coin credit card thing but for your keys, and as an added bonus it actually works.

    • Moeparker Ghost

      Weathered Pipboy from Fallout 3

      2 weeks ago

      I 3D printed a Pipboy from Fallout 3 a while back. It was a test piece, didn't really know what to do with it. @Aoina came up with a great idea. Weather it and make it look like a real Pipboy.

      So I followed her method and did just that.

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      It was a lot of fun. I want to do this for every Pipboy we make, it looks cool.

      In fact I came up with a great modification for this one. I'll document the process and make a blog post about it later. If it works it'll be awesome. Fingers crossed. :D (I miss the smileys)

    • Moeparker Ghost

      Drill'n for days now

      2 weeks ago

      Bought a new drill to replace my old one (it burnt up yesterday, sounds like you're shaking a plastic cup full of gravel now). New one is a Dewalt 20V XR Li-ion.

      The old one uses 18v Ni-Cad batteries, new one uses 20v Li-ion. The difference is weight is noticeable. (ounces and pounds)

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      Battery is less than half the weight of the old one, and overall the drill is 2 pounds lighter. Less fatigue and more power, love it. <3

    • Moeparker Ghost

      Fallout 4 PipBoy 3D progress

      3 weeks ago

      I've 3D printed about 85% of it! It's slow printing at such high resolution but the quality is worth the time. Spend an extra 2 hours now to save 32 hours later.

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      The creator was kind enough to provide an exploded view of assembly.


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      Thank god. Even still it'll be an chore to assemble. I should do one of those time lapse assembly videos like Jack is doing for his lego videos.

    • Moeparker Ghost

      3 weeks ago

    • Moeparker Ghost

      Industrial Rotational Casting Machine part2

      3 weeks ago

      Welding photos. This one was making the frame mounts

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      Here the welding man is securing the motor mount braces

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      Here it is. It's so awesome. I love it. <3

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      This smaller motor will rotate the central 3' square.tumblr_nswl20BpXu1qey10fo2_1280.jpg

      This larger motor will rotate the larger 4' outer square. I can control them independently.

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      On the walls you can see the quick chalk drawings and calcs to be sure it was right.

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      One giant rotocaster. Ready for some wiring and test spinning. Next part is testing and bug fixes/tweaking. This thing is lovely.

      I need to drill holes down where the C clamps are so it'll be secured together. And drill holes for the larger motor to mount to the frame. :D Fun stuff.

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      See this thing lets us save about 80% of our material while still having a strong casting. This will be a slight gamechanger.

      Been waiting on this day for over a year. August 10th, the special day the Rotocaster was born. ;)


    • Moeparker Ghost

      Industrial Rotational Casting Machine

      3 weeks ago


      Muhahahaha! It lives!

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      It is strong like bull.

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      Been working on this for over 12 months. It's finally getting close to my vision. <3 Little tweeking after it's dialed in and it'll be ready for production runs.

      This thing rotates those two squares in 90ยบ difference. The other motor will be attached to the blue rod on the left. Bottom motor rotates the inner square. Payload goes where the black clamps are.


      You use rotocasting to make lightweight castings. This short video shows you everything about it. They have a different machine but the idea is the same.

      *RT site removed video, so no video*

      This will make things like the Fallout 3 Riot Shotgun castable, but so lightweight it'll be less than 2 lbs, but strong enough to survive a convention.


    • Moeparker Ghost

      Breach of Peace law

      4 weeks ago

      I just learned that Connecticut has a law called "Breach of the Peace"

      (a) A person is guilty of breach of the peace in the second degree when, with intent to cause inconvenience, annoyance or alarm, or recklessly creating a risk thereof, such person

      ....(5) in a public place, uses abusive or obscene language or makes an obscene gesture;

      Cussing or flipping someone off can break that law.

      Weird. I only found this law in Connecticut. There was a story today about a man that gave a child a wet willy in front of her mom. He was charged with 2nd degree Breach of the Peace, so I had to look that up.

      I bet that is a bullshit law just used to hold people. Like a time out.

      "you can't go around giving people wet willies Matt! ....look, you have a time out in this cell tonight young man"

      Still, strange. I wonder if the people of Connecticut were getting massively annoyed years ago, and stormed the state capitol and demanded a "don't be annoying" law.

    • Moeparker Ghost

      Yes

      4 weeks ago

      It is time

  • About Me

    My name is Jason (aka MoeParker)

    Aoina and I have started a company creating video game props, armor, weapons, necklaces, charms, keychains, desk paper weights, etc. From cosplay to collecting, you can add anything to your Inventory. Get it? The items are better than my wordplay. ;-)

    Visit our website for video game replicas, handmade jewelry, 3D printed items and much more: Inventory Screen



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  • Comments (175)

    • CiQuat

      CiQuat V2 Super Team!

      2 weeks ago

      Know anything about the Micro? https://printm3d.com/themicro/

      • CiQuat

        CiQuat V2 Super Team!

        1 week ago

        Saw an ad for this one and am certainly tempted.

    • Preezerk

      Preezerk

      1 month ago

      I'm back bitches

    • john

      john

      3 months ago

      Well hello to you too

    • Dopp

      Dopp ROLL TIDE

      4 months ago

      Did you get that surround system in?

      • Moeparker

        Moeparker Ghost

        4 months ago

        Yes. Turns out this house I just bought has a lot of speaker wire ran in the walls. About 10 wire pairs are behind small panels behind the TV nook. Only 2 of them go to the back wall so I have no idea where the other 8 pairs go.


        I also now realize I've only had crappy speakers in the past. These have some heft to them. The receiver too. The RCA one I bought from Walmart is light as a feather. This Yamaha one is heavy. Someone put some actual metal in their equipment!

      • Dopp

        Dopp ROLL TIDE

        4 months ago

        That's awesome.

        Are all the speakers wired?

      • Moeparker

        Moeparker Ghost

        4 months ago

        omg it is heaven. I spent Thursday night running wire around and hooking it all up. Gaming systems and media PC are good now.

        I love it. It's fast, responsive, clear. It is a godsend. Game of Thrones starts up this Sunday and I had to get something for GOT night. This is perfect! Good find. You have saved Westeros.

    • khurram_89

      khurram_89 formerly: tardweasel

      4 months ago

      Not sure how you're not on my friends list yet.

      This changes now.

      • Moeparker

        Moeparker Ghost

        4 months ago

        Change is good. Buddha says so.

    • DrBlowitup

      DrBlowitup

      5 months ago

      my mom says hi.

      • Moeparker

        Moeparker Ghost

        5 months ago

        Cool! Hi to ya both! smiley0.gif

    • CiQuat

      CiQuat V2 Super Team!

      5 months ago

      www.ted.com/talks/joe_desimone_what_if_3d...

      • Moeparker

        Moeparker Ghost

        5 months ago

        The second industrial revolution is coming man. It's coming!

    • SorvatS

      SorvatS

      6 months ago

      The description of this book reminded me of someone sort of. www.amazon.com/dp/B00QXXFVWA/?tag=priceonomi...

      • SorvatS

        SorvatS

        6 months ago

        3D printed food and or truck.

      • Moeparker

        Moeparker Ghost

        6 months ago

        New plan: I will open a food truck soon!

    • Aoina

      Aoina InvScreen

      6 months ago

      Psst have a great day and all that jazz!

      • Moeparker

        Moeparker Ghost

        6 months ago

        I will now! smiley0.gif

    • CiQuat

      CiQuat V2 Super Team!

      6 months ago

      Thought of you: makezine.com/2015/02/06/can-a-600-3d-print...

      • CiQuat

        CiQuat V2 Super Team!

        6 months ago

        This article here is just about enough to tempt me to break down and do it. There's been a number of times lately where I could have made good use of one.

      • Moeparker

        Moeparker Ghost

        6 months ago

        That's right! Save some money and just do more calibrations.

        Lady next to me here at work used to have access to a $60,000 3D printer. She had some parts from it one day. I compared them to mine and she said they were equal. That's a very good feeling to have a $1,000 printer have equal quality as a $60,000 printer.