I haven’t posted any updates of the vacuum forming machine in the last couple of weeks. That’s because I’ve been hard at working building this year’s Red Bull Creation qualifier entry. I’ve been working with a team of about five other people to turn Red Bull’s “Turbull Encabulator” into “something awesome” that uses light. We got bonus points for displaying it in a public place. You may remember that I participated in Red Bull’s 2012 Creation challenge last year.
After much online brainstorming we decided to build a laser target range that could be mounted to a bicycle cart. We figured it the entire thing was portable then we could ride it around town and draw attention. Then as people gathered around they could take turns playing the game. Continue reading
I previously wrote an article that described how I was able to update some OSSEC decoders and rules so that OSSEC would correctly identify the users who were failing to login. I have since updated some of my custom decoders so they can also determine what the source IP is of the failed logins. Some of the Windows events from my previous post do not include that information, so I had to just skip those. I’ll skip the explanation and just paste the decoders below in case they are useful to anyone else. If you want a detailed explanation of what is going on, I suggest checking out the original post. Continue reading
Since my last vacuum former update, we have painted all the wood parts. It took a while to get this done because you have to let the paint dry in between coats. I had originally hoped we could just do one coat but the wood really sucked up the paint. We ended up doing two coats of paint on pretty much everything, and then a few small touch ups. We chose a black and green theme to match our Eugene Maker Space colors. I think I might try to get a vinyl sticker of EMS’ logo to put on top of the machine. Here are some photos of the process and the final paint job. Continue reading