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A look at Project Junktopia at their booth at the OC Mini Maker Faire 2013

If you love the world of miniatures (and are not tied into the 1" ratio rules) and love to make items yourself, then you will enjoy the world that Project Junktopia has created through their marvelous displays of wooden toys and unique characters.

Janet Schriever, of Project Junktopia, is a toy inventor and designer.  She also creates amazing characters out of the ordinary things.  Below are some very cool wings that she made from fabric, wood and other easy to find items.  Her designs are very cool and I recommend seeing them in person.
She was also demonstrating how to make this fun steampunk inspired mask (Junktopia Goggles with Mustache Maker Kit) with moving parts that is available on the Junktopia website.

To learn more abot Janet Schriever and her wonderful world of recreated characters and object, just check out her Project Junktopia site.

Amazon Preview to Black Friday Deals are going on now.

Here is a link to some of the fabulous deals that Amazon is offering as a countdown to Black Friday.

Shop Amazon - Black Friday Deals Week - Big Savings, No Waiting

The deals which include computers, software and more are from November 24 through the 30th.  I recommend you keep checking the deals out as they release new ones, so fair I have picked up some great deals on software.  This includes Word Perfect which I use for my law classes for a great price.  I only paid $19 for the program last night during the one hour special price period.

If you are looking for computer supplies, camera equipment or computer programs, you are going to want to keep on eye on the various specials they are having.

Exploring 3D Printers at the OC Mini Maker Faire 2013

OC Mini Maker Faire 2013 in Irvine, California was a great opportunity to explore and learn more about 3D Printers.

The 3D Printers are unique in that they actual replicate a digital drawing/design/model out of plastic.

The process is fascinating to watch.

The actual replication is done fairly quickly
3D Plastic Printed Puzzle

and the finished product is an amazing 3D replica of the original digital model.

The upside of this process is that it allows for an artist to create prototypes.

They can also produce multiple pieces to sell at small venues.

The artist controls the finished product from design to finish.

There are a large selection of 3D printers out in the market now.

That being said, the wax can vary in colors, texture and thickness.  The amount of the plastic materials various in accordance to the digital model specifications.  The price on these printers can vary as well.

Dia De Los Muertes aka: Day of the Dead

I came across this fun "Dia De Los Muertes" (Day of the Dead) display over in Frontier land at Disneyland.  It is a great photo opp if you are heading out to Disneyland for the day.

If you have never attending a "Dia De Los Muertos" celebrations, there is one at the Hollywood Forever Cementary in Los Angeles, California this weekend.  There will altar displays, costumes, entertainment and some amazing artwork.