Mister Jellyfish Mister wrote:Brain whiskers?! Tell us more!
Okay- My dear friend Sparkzy sent me a care package of studio goodies, one of which was a Hallowe'en fiber optic spider....I cut off and discarded the wire body, and removed one of the two foptic sections to reveal the LED which then became the Eye Beam. The remaining foptic piece, with ten strands that had been the eight legs and two antennae, I mounted inside the aluminum cyclops helmet and fed through holes out into the "brains". (Think "Mars Attacks" Martian head, with visible cerebrum.) Right now they're bundled up like some sort of demented ponytails, to keep them out of the spray when I primer the helmet, but eventually they'll get artistically arranged over the "brains".
I'm really, really going to try to get some pics of this stuff up- I'm better with a hammer than with a mouse, but have hope after hearing of "Photobucket".
OTHER PROJECT TODAY: I'm planning to bring a toybox of just EL, LEDs, toy parts, motors, GOOP, JB and random shiny bits to play with at my whim on-playa- I'm hoping that a certain Mr. J.F. Mr. gets to extend his playatime so that we can Make Stuff together, that being a fond memory from last time. (Still need to get you a picture of you in surgical mask and pith helmet, operating on MiniMan's blinky bits.) ANYWAY...I picked up a suitcase-style toolbox from the mission thrift store for a pittance, and tore out the remnants of remaining decayed, funky foam rubber (AIEEE!) and reached for the tube of GOOP...Now the case lid has five clear plastic VHS tape boxes GOOPed to it, ready to receive scrappywirebits or whatever. The bottom compartment's just going to be open space, filled with good junk to rummage through. I might add a few lights to the outside, and/or a tamper-evident alarm system, but have yet to decide. At any rate, the little VHS compartments will mean less dust buildup in the buildybits.