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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

MakerCast Giveaway - Laura Kampf

As you may have heard I won the MakerCast Podcast Giveaway!!!

This is an amazing prize to win and I'm so grateful!  The giveaway was HUGE!  I'm not talking monetarily huge, I mean it was huge because of what was included! And not necessarily what was included but, who provided it!

To start off, Jon Berard is the creator and host of the Podcast for Makers known as MakerCast!  He interviews a new "Maker" every week.  These interviews are incredible and will leave you feeling/knowing that you can be doing so much more than what you are already doing.  Yet it will make you think about your past and what got you to where you are today.

Jon decided to run a giveaway asking all of his past 60+ guests if they would like to contribute something to this giveaway.  Needless to say plenty of them said YES!  They sent Jon something to include in the giveaway and one lucky winner (me, and I mean LUCKY) received all of these items!

I promised to do a video of each of these Makers and why they are so amazing!  To start off, I'm writing this blog post about an incredible Maker named Laura Kampf.

If you watch YouTube videos you need to watch/subscribe to Laura Kampf!  You will enjoy her incredible artistic views on MAKING things.

I have included a link to the video she produced of this Mixtape she made for the Giveaway.  Yes, you read that right, a "mixtape"!  As in cassette tape - old school style.  Take you back to Jr High / High School days!  Because this is present day, I'm able to share this mixtape playlist with you in YouTube style.  Below this build video is the playlist, in order, as if it were in your tape player. (minus the clicks and pop noises)

After you have watched the build video please head over to the MakerCast Podcast interview of Laura and listen to how amazing she is.

And here are a few pictures of the case, which is so strikingly beautiful!  You can tell how much thought was put into this case and songs!

Monday, October 17, 2016

MakerFaire 2016

I thought I had posted this one but it showed up as a draft!  Here is the awesomeness that was the MakerFaire 2016!!!!!

Another year has passed and this year I wanted to take my whole family to the MakerFaire in San Mateo.  Having 4 kids with 3 of them over the age of 2 meant we would need 5 plane tickets.  That is way too much money!
So Brittney and I decided that her and I would just make the trip out and take Kacy our 7 month old daughter with us.
In order to save money we flew out Saturday morning at 6:30am MST.  This allowed us to drop our luggage off at the hotel and walk over to the Faire just in time.
We walked over and had the stroller for Kacy.  As we were waiting in line it started to rain!  We got our wristbands and proceeded to go and wait for the gate to open.
Britt & Kacy ready for a Fun Weekend (I hope they had fun!)


Kacy learning how to listen to directions

Bob Claggett talking with a Making It Patreon

David Picciuto talking with a fan!

Brian with the BB8 Builders Group (And other Droids - R2D2)

Andy Birkey applying some kids sunscreen

Stella and Britt feeding Kacy

David Picciuto and Peter Brown at the Inventables Pizza Party

Kacy crashed from over stimulation of MakerFaire!

Norm Chan waiting for Adam's talk

Mr. Bill Lutes!

Wes Swain, Bill Livolsi and Peter Brown

Jimmy DiResta and Taylor Forrest

Adam Savage giving his Sermon on the Giraffe.

Mark Frauenfelder

Little kids watching the Sand Printer

Brittney and Kacy in front of a life-size 3D print

Luis Gonzalez and Wes Swain

Halloween 3D Pumpkin Carvings

I posted these a long time ago but realized that the pictures were removed from my albums.

These are some of the pumpkins I have carved over the years!  I love the fact that these pieces are temporary works of art.

Please enjoy these few pumpkin carvings... maybe I'll get one done this year too.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Music from Behind a Firewall with Access to the Internet... (hint: Port Forwarding)

I like to stream my own personal music. I run my own website and wanted to stream my own music from the same server. In order to do that I needed to switch ports. Being that some places of employment block access to all ports except port 80 (http:) & port 443 (https:). I can't access the ports I need in order to control/stream my music. I use SSH to help me accomplish that task. I can "port forward" the ports I need. ssh -L3333: username@serveraddress In this example 3333 is a "local" port. Meaning a local port on my work computer. means when you connect to "serveraddress" use the local server. 1234 means the local server port to use. To give you an idea of what happens, when I connect using the ssh from above, I can then browse to my local machine "localhost:3333" which then forwards that port (3333) over to my "serveraddress" and connects to port 1234. Problem solved.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Schaefermeyer Home Addition Vlog #50

I realized I haven't blogged about this video!  This was #50 in this addition process!  50 videos!

In this VLOG we got carpet installed.  I spent the time soldering a new motor controller board for my CNC machine.  The kids loved playing on the pad!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Schaefermeyer Home Addition Vlog #49

The siding guy finally finished!  He's the one contractor who we never caught his name.  He was very quite and very slow (in my mind).

We spent the night getting the floors ready for carpet.  I installed a few more rows of laminate flooring. Brittney shakes it for the camera!  She's so much fun!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Schaefermeyer Home Addition Vlog #48

I realized I never blogged this on when I published it.  More siding got done.  Mason talks to the camera and lets me know that Shadow caught a mouse!