Homemade Hardware Final

So maybe I got ambitious. Or maybe I just had rotten luck with certain things, I don’t know. All I know is I had a really sound idea that worked but in true ITP fashion, something went wrong along the way and isn’t working. At any case,  the project. My original intention was to make…

EROFT: Final

So my idea isn’t a ritual itself, but rather an item that facilitates such. Amulets and sigil magic has been a part of our civilization for thousands of years, and was part of pre Abrahamic religion functions. The most prevalent of them was Egypt, as the word amulet provokes the image of the wadjet, or…

EROFT Week 4

Meditation: The Cosmos speaks! In my original concept, I thought about being more fun and tongue in cheek where it would randomly generate a name and then produce a few randomized phrases. Like a sort of Spirit World Chatroulette where you’d be ‘matched’ with a historical figure. But I feared that crossed into the ‘talk…

EROFT Week 3: Social Media Manteia

Self Reading: I know they’re not mandatory but I apologize, I couldn’t get to it. I’ve just had a lot going on and if I am to be honest, haven’t been in the best place mentally and had to pick and choose some things, and I had to sacrifice the self-reading this week. (And very…

EROFT WEEK 2: Oracle Deck

Self Reading: Significator: 9 of Cups Revered. Dissatisfaction with my current situation. The past : 2 of Wands Reversed. Lack of planning, fear of the unknown, inequality. Well I am feeling that given my current dissatisfaction is tied to that. The present:  8 of Pentacles. Opportunity, education, apprenticeship. I am hoping this means an opportunity…

EROFT Week 1: Electronic Altar

This weeks’ Card Reading: I’ve decided to go with an Astrological Spread since it doesn’t need a question before doing it, and I think I am going to keep doing this spread as we go on. Inferences  and meanings come from BiddyTarot (my usual online go-to), Psychic Revelation, and Truly Teach Me Tarot. Reading through…

Homemade Hardware Week 7: Surface Mount and Acid Etching

First thing first: Fuck Surface mounting. Fuck it. It’s cool looking but like not worth my limited patience. So I swapped my my surface pieces for through holes. Acid etching on the hand… I actually enjoy and find less nerve wracking than milling. So I etched my board—Or rather 4 of them in case of…

Homemade Hardware: Week 3

Bootloader issues aside (I have to resolder MISO, MOSI, and clock pins), things are going fairly  well.  Getting used to working in Eagle, and the challenge of fitting all the parts as close as possible without ruining circuits is a bit of a challenge. At any case, it is now time for our Marquee project…

Homemade Hardware: Week 2

Not sure what else to share other than getting reacquainted to a soldering iron for the first time in years.  Got this crappy arts and crafts one, ran a little too hot, oxidized really fast. I am going to have to purchase a Weller in the immediate future for sure. After so many pokes and…