Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Return to Project Timbo

It's been mighty quiet here on Project Timbo, as for the past year or so I've been enslaved, writing my PhD thesis. Finally, and somewhat suddenly, it's finished, and I have sufficient spare time to return to the wonderful world of projects.

I have a few big projects in the pipeline:
  1. The Prusa i3 has undergone a total redesign with all of its parts designed from scratch, and I'll be printing and upgrading it in the coming months. If the redesign proves effective, I'll be sharing it on Thingiverse.
  2. I've been working on a board game, heavily inspired by Betrayal at House on the Hill and Talisman. It's still very much in early design stages, but might one day make it into the public eye.
Until then, however, I'll keep on keeping on with smaller projects. I have a couple of nice ones to share today.

The first is a 3D printable Origami Heron Stand. I don't know why anyone would want one unless, like me, you have an Origami Heron of emotional significance, but there you go.

The second is a little more general. In fact, I'd go as far as calling it essential, assuming you know and love the game Betrayal at House on the Hill. For those of you who are unfamiliar with it, it's a board game where you and your friends assume classic horror genre roles and explore a creepy abandoned house. The whole game oozes flavour and suspense.

At one point in the game, you might stumble upon a mangy dog, which makes you stronger, more sane, and will even scurry off to collect items for your explorer. Unfortunately, the game only provides you with a "small monster token" to represent the dog. Wouldn't it be better if your canine companion was properly represented with a figure, standing brave and tall against the horrors of the house?

I feel braver already!