Well, I’m not big and buff and I certainly am not a crossbow marksman. So how do I plan to survive the Apocalypse? My plan is better than trading bottle caps. I can make Beer.
No. No I won’t…
There are times that I need to reprogram an embedded system. Usually I have to crack open the laptop, a serial communication device, and hook everything up just to download a new or updated program into the device.
And if anything goes wrong its catastrophic!
I was think of making a device that could to the same thing but was totally self contained; rechargeable battery, built in serial communication device, and storage (Flash RAM) all in a USB Stick format.
At the moment, it is mostly working hardware and the operating system is setup as a hardware test rather than a user friendly operating system.
Here is a few photos of the start of this project;
Here is my take on a Cryptex. I enjoyed designing and building this puzzle box. As you rotate the rings, they will ‘click’ into place. And it is built well enough that if you lost your code-word, it would take some effort to open this box.
Having to carry several SD Cards is usually no big deal but I don’t really have a good place to put them in my backpack. And being kinda cheap, I didn’t want to buy a SD Card case so I designed one and 3D print it.
I needed a place to put my keyboard out of the way; so I designed a keyboard holder and a mouse holder. Now I can hang my keyboard and mouse on my cabinet door to clear up some desk space.
This is a video that I took while looking at adding Power Ups to Box Runner.
Here is the preview video from Box Runner, my first publicly available game.