This is where it's at
Was looking for a school for the wee ones. Made this mappy stuff using the google maps API. This stopped working once that API changed.
For the LOLs
One thing I've learned about a house is that it never stops sucking up Ikea furniture. So you never run out of cardboard. I'm going to try and document here cardboard models that only take one night or so to finish.
It's full of craft!
These will be added to at some point with the intent to have posters, t-shirts, etc. they're also loosely tied into the Badass universe.
A slow project that aims to archive some sites on horn speakers. The original link site stopped updating long ago.
It's a super mini pc
Actually it's not. But it looks like a super mini pc. What's the point of still teaching kids how to assemble an atx/itx pc when they're probably never going to see a motherboard- or perhaps even a soc- in the rest of their life? Doesn't matter. Get geek chops.
Classic track on the table
After the matchbox map project. I got into this instead: a superdeformed remake of perhaps the most interesting circuit on the F1 calendar. I started on it after seeing the real race with Kid 1 and explaining him the curves.
Carpentry is not for the weak
Our kitchen needed more workspace, so I designed a workbench that also serves as a rack for our combi micro wave and various stuff. Difficulties: fit around a radiator, using fancy Ikea connectors.
Goal of every serious geek
I've wanted one of these since I first had a computer. Well maybe a little after that, but definitely since my first windows box. And lo and behold a square meter of basement recently opened up!
Blasts from a barely remembered past!
We had slot cars. I remember thinking they were awesome- and yet we must rarely have played with them. I don't know what got me into them, but I started thinking about building a track, and voila!
There's no place like home
This was built because, why not? I always wanted an indoor slide when I was a kid. I was getting a lot of wood in for my subwoofer and so I decided to build an indoor house/slide.
Pinewood derby is for chumps...
I built this car to serve this and future generations of Van Rompayes. It was (still is) a rite of passage for me, and at times is even used by the little sprouts. There are still some things to be done on it, though.
Couch potato time!
There comes a time in a man's life when he really just wants to sit on his couch between the hours of 8pm and 10.30pm. When you have a family, as much as you love tweaking, stuff should just work.