Making an XPS Foam Texture Roller for Terrain Making
Texture rollers are all the rage these days in dungeon crafting and terrain building for tabletop miniature gaming. These rollers allow you to press patterns and textures into XPS foam, foam core, and similar materials.
This video on Tabletop WitchCRAFT shows a method for carving into PVC pipe with a Dremel tool to create the textured surface you wish to roll.
Here’s a different method, using air-drying clay and sculpting the texture onto the roller surface. The tutorial starts at 6:20.
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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