Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Published in Nintendo Power!!!

So my Giant Super Nintendo Controller was published in the December 2009 issue of Nintendo Power!!! How cool is that? I have a copy of the magazine, and uploaded a few images below. It is issue #249 btw. So stop by your local gaming store or wal-mart and turn to page 95 and read of my exploits!

Here is the article...

Title of article: A Firm Grasp
Subtitle: Attack of the giant SNES Controller
Good luck trying to get a grip on this bad boy. Inspired by an Australian fellow who built a giant, working NES-controller coffee table, Super NES enthusiast and woodcrafter Matt LaBoone set out to create its upgraded counterpart. "I am a huge SNES fan," writes LaBoone in a blog post explaining the project. "It's what I was raised on, so even though the curves make it a difficult controller to shape, I decided to give it a try."
It took him the bulk of a summer and a lot of hard work to accomplish his mission, but the results are simply outstanding. Measuring a little more than 3 feet wide, this larger-than-life Super NES controller is fully wired to deliver intense retro gaming action. Though the Control Pad and buttons are designed to be a comfortable arm's length apart, it's hard to imagine playing Super Mario World without a friend lending a hand.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Surfboards and repairs

So I begun massing quite a collection of surfboards, the current total is up to 7. Many of them have requirred minor repairs and such. I really love retro surfboards, especially twin fins from 79-85 ish... maybe thats because of all my battles with the star system fins. Which btw I finally got a pair of fins that I will soon make molds of (keep checking back with the fin post). Anyways, heres some pictures of my boards.

Before repairs

After Repairs

All my boards!

(in order from left to right)
CB Challenger III shaped by Dan Ollila 5'9" tri fin with Star system fins
Rusty C-5 Shaped by Bill Johnson 5'10" 5 fin
WRV 5'11"-ish twin fin with Star system fins
C.W. Surfboards 6' single fin
Timpone 6'4" glass on tri fin
San clemente Surf co 7'6" tri fin
8' Single fin

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Nintendo Game Shelf

Sorry its been a while since I posted... classes and work keep me occupied. I'm going to try and put up a few of my older projects soon, as well as the project I'm working on now for my new truck... and if it all goes well some updates to the surfboard fin post. So about a year ago I built a shelf with slots specially shaped to fit all the different nintendo cartridges, dvd cases, as well as a few other random game cartridges. I also made a chamber in the bottom with red rope light inside and put a plexiglass piece in front of it with the nintendo logo spray painted on it. I don't have any photos of the process, its pretty simple though. I still need to make wooden blocks for the N64 games so they don't slide too far back into the slots, I already made the SNES blocks.