Cement Thwomp Game System

I recently finished my late “entry” for the USB Hub Challenge in support and solidarity of Giaco Whatever’s Concrete USB Hub video which somehow attracted trolls like chum for a shark.

While this project was definitely a handful, it came out pretty well in the end.  Checkout the video below for more!

I am doing a short run of painted and unpainted cement Thwomps that are for sale in the store.  These do not have the electronics in them. Just for display.

Including the emulation hardware is definitely experimental and I would not feel right selling that to someone if it shorts out/breaks 2 weeks later.

If you would like to build your own, checkout the Project Materials list below.  These links are Amazon Affiliate links.  If you want to help out Geeksmithing and keep the lights on, using those links to purchase your materials helps me out a great deal.


Project Materials:

Cement & Casting:

Quikrete Sand Topping Mix: https://goo.gl/m4ySLV

Smooth-On Silicone Rubber (Get Two Kits of this to cover this project!): http://amzn.to/2gPB0s8

Smooth-On Release Agent Spray: http://amzn.to/2iV8y9a

FoamBoard: http://amzn.to/2iV0DZu

Orbital Sander (without sanding pad) is useful for this project.

3D Printing:

My Thwomp 3D Model: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1930500\

Smooth-On XTC-3D 3D Print Coating: http://amzn.to/2iUWKUE

LulzBot Taz 3D Printer: http://amzn.to/2fPBhKM

3D Printing Filament (PLA): http://amzn.to/2fPBhKM

Electronic Related:

Raspberry Pi Zero:http://amzn.to/2iUPV5f

USB Gamepad: http://amzn.to/2hIgtdZ

Mini HDMI to HDMI Adapter: http://amzn.to/2iUKZ08

USB OTG Cable/Adapter: http://amzn.to/2hImdCS

Liquid Electrical Tape: http://amzn.to/2iUQEUc


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