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The Magical Island of Weirdos

by on Sep.15, 2018, under Pophood

weirdos proof

The uncorrected proof has arrived! The boy wanted to write a chapter book this summer. He stuck it out through 10 chapters. I served as mentor/editor and bad illustrator but the story is fully his own. He wants to give out autographed copies for the holidays and wants it to look like “a real book.” I’m self-publishing a small quantity to make that happen. What a hoot! This is just a teaser.


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Mirror, Mirror Reflection

by on Oct.16, 2016, under Pophood

I bet that somewhere in the back of your mind you recall a certain mirror made in 1937…

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Now behold mine and my young son’s most ambitious crafting project to date, our own magic mirror.  Took us about a month to complete after spending two weeks learning the basics of the Arduino customizable circuit board.


Ingredients: homemade wooden case, old laptop, old flatscreen monitor, Arduino with proximity sensor and potentiometer (you know, a knob), two-way security mirror, lots of paint and plastic gems. More at creator Al Linke’s site

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