The “poker chip” rack of hexagonal Sabacc chips went through several revisions before becoming the refined version you saw in a previous post.
This is one in a series of blog posts about Sabacc: When Christine and I first learned to play Sabacc, it was on the Galactic Starcruiser. Betting was done with little plastic chips, about the size of a dime. After departing, we played in our hotel room — using torn up scraps of paper as … Continue reading My Sabacc Credit Chip Evolution
In my last post, I talked about designing a botanical plaque to label trees in the yard. The design had some flaws. It was two pieces epoxied together and most of them broke apart after 6–12 months. I suspect water got in the gap, froze, and helped separate the pieces from the dried epoxy. This … Continue reading Botanical Plaques, Mark 2 & 3
I have a bunch of cool-looking and weird trees at the house. In a notebook somewhere, and elsewhere in a text file, I have a list of their names. And if I’m honest, that’s fine for the one time every couple of years where I want to look up what’s what. If you’ve been to … Continue reading Botanical Plaques, Mark 1
I went to the open house for TechShop Portland the other night. For those that have not heard of TechShop (I hadn’t until just last weekend), it is a sort of co-op machine shop. They described it something like “start out with a gym, then remove the useless stuff like exercise equipment, then bring in … Continue reading TechShop Portland