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Time to talk about the amazing thing that happened this weekend...

It feels like I have been waiting forever and it's crazy to know that everyone else has been waiting five times longer than I have... but finally, FINALLY the keys were given over to us and the SYN Shop is for the most part, ALIVE and open.

Some quick video of us moving into the new space. Building tables and assembling the ShopBot.

Awesome write-up on the Las Vegas Mini Maker Faire in the MAKE blog. If you haven't registered to show as a Maker, we have extended the Call for Makers deadline to January 10th.  JFDI (Just F***ing Do It!).

So as many of you have noticed, i have not been around much in the past few months. Seeing as it is now completed, I figured I would show everyone the project that has been consuming most of my life for the past year. For the past 3-ish years I have been homebrewing with a group of friends. With the completion of our mechanical engineering degrees approching we had to figure out something to take from idea to completed project. Naturally we chose something involving beer, afterall who doesn't want an excuse to drink at school.

Some of you may remember the vending machine Dataman and I picked during the summer. It's an old cigarette vending machine that we want to modify to sell electronics kits and other do-dads. We've decided that the best way to do this is to turn the vending maching into the fulfillment system for a web store.

I began my second set of goggles a couple of weeks ago and have since finished all the neat cosmetic parts on the exterior. Just like the name suggests, they are all in black and white, one eyepiece black with white trim, the other eyepiece its opposite.

Saturday Feb 2, 2013 9:00 am

SYN Shop is organizing the Las Vegas Mini Maker Faire at the Historic Fifth Street School in downtown Las Vegas. You're welcome to come check it out without an RSVP here, but if you'd like to show off something small as part of SYN Shop's booth, please sign up here. For more about the Mini Maker Faire, or to apply for a full booth, visit the Las Vegas Mini Maker Faire website at:

01 Nov 2012

I have taken a brief breather from developing my delta army and engaged in a playful dialogue with fellow techie and collaborator, Krux. In response to his impressive collection of self-made steam punk inspired goggles, I have created my own version... a retro leather-trimmed set that has some nifty chain-switch activated light pipe around the lenses to give the illusion of neon.