I used to play a lot of video games when I was a kid, and, once the Nintendo and Sega Genesis consoles came out, everything changed. I no longer went and spent all of my money at the arcade. Instead my buddies and I played at each others’ houses and spent our money on buying consoles to share.
One of the first amazing graphic games of its time was Sonic the Hedgehog, and I taught myself how to draw Sonic. Then, as the different game sequels came out, the Sonic universe grew, and more characters were added, like Sonic’s rival, Knuckles. He was kind of the “bad boy” of the group, and I decided that kids might appreciate a quick video drawing lesson on how to draw Knuckles step by step.
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Here is the video–keep in mind to have fun and don’t worry about making mistakes! No one is perfect, and you want to concentrate on trying to do things that most people will never even try! Eventually, you’ll do it better than I did!
I seem to only get any building done on Sunday nights lately. Have a day job puts a real damper on my Making aspirations, but I try really hard to get something done each week.
This past Sunday, I added the z-axis to my diy CNC router project. It certainly has that homemade quality to it.
I added smaller drawer slides to the vertical framing of what will be the holding plate for the router (or plasma cutter) that will eventually be fitted to the CNC.
All of the drawer slides that I’m using to move everything are kind of stiff, and I’m expecting to log in some hours entirely to the task of “tweaking” all of the axes in order to have as frictionless movement as possible.
If there is a lot of backlash and stickiness to the slides, it may severely affect the cuts and ability for the stepper motors to move things effectively.
I also rough-cut and drilled where the x-axis threaded rod will run along the middle of table top. I’m finding that I’ll probably need to re-think my placement of the NEMA17 motors considering how they have only shaft-top placement for the mounting screws.
Here are the two newest videos I’ve added to the channel. You’ll see how sticky the slides are–especially for the z-axis–I think some of the wood may have warped a little. I didn’t necessarily adhere to strict precision guidelines in its installation. In fact, I stuck to my philosophy that “eyeballing” everything is pretty accurate, within feet.