When you’re building a prop replica from a kit — which you can find online at sites such as Etsy — the first step is knowing what the kit includes and the instructions. Or is it? Bill Doran of Punished Props proves that’s not necessarily the case with a new video that focuses on making a Blade Runner prop pistol from a mystery kit. It’s a mystery because Doran bought it from a friend who’d had it around a while and wasn’t certain about the origins. Doran starts with sorting the pieces and assembled the prop live to get tips from viewers about which kit it might be. The above video goes over part one of the build and gives some helpful tips on getting organized and cleaning up pieces before assembly.
You can view more of Punished Props’ creations at YouTube.
Eink, E-paper, Think Ink – Collin shares six segments pondering the unusual low-power display technology that somehow still seems a bit sci-fi – http://adafruit.com/thinkink
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