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Kevin Roche
Remember that silly project for Punk Rock Bowling? I liked the basic effect, but not the implementation.
The chasing LED strips were too fragile to last long, and the lighting effects were limited.

I set out to build a replacement set of light panels that were fully programmable.

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Current Mood: Pleased
Current Music: Blast Off to Glory, Media Rights Productions
Kevin Roche
09 July 2014 @ 12:47 pm
This is a project I created with a LilyPad Arduino USB board (e-textile sewable circuitry) as a demo for the Intro to Costume Electronics and Illumination panel at Loncon 3. It's also appropriate for the current PenWAG art-to-wear challenge: "All Tied Up"

Current Mood: pleasedpleased
Kevin Roche
19 May 2014 @ 11:15 pm
I've been invited to exhibit Tiki Dalek at the London Worldcon in August.

If I can get him there.

Andy and I can cover our own expenses, but it may cost as much as one of our tickets to ship him there and back.

So I started a crowdfunding campaign for him via
Kevin Roche
30 April 2014 @ 06:28 pm

Ah, the best laid schemes...
We dined betwixt earth and sky
enfolded by clouds.
No overlord's view informs
the next sandbox city plan.

Kevin Roche
30 April 2014 @ 09:18 am

Less rain this morning,
so I pore over our maps
plotting our sortie
into the blustery day
with grand engineering plans.

Kevin Roche
29 April 2014 @ 11:28 pm

Rain pelts my city
and the towering spires melt
into island mounds.
Tomorrow I shall simply
launch my fleet of motorboats!

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Kevin Roche
28 April 2014 @ 11:12 pm

No hard hat needed
To begin new construction
When our brand new trucks
Emerge from their packages
To trundle across the sand.

Kevin Roche
28 April 2014 @ 12:36 am

Beautiful Oz girls
say "dump truck, steam shovel, and
bulldozer" this round.
With all three we can rebuild
Emerald City tonight!

Kevin Roche
27 April 2014 @ 01:51 am

It's after midnight
and I haven't gone to sleep,
which means I can still
attempt to compose today's
sandbox and toy truck verses.

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. :-)

Kevin Roche
25 April 2014 @ 10:30 pm

I dressed my dolls up
("action figures" if you must)
in wild crazy things.
How, I ask you, can one make
spandex look good on dump trucks?