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Analog Game Night This Saturday!

Bring your favorites!


Anyone got a cool new game to play this holiday season? Wanna play it with a bunch of other gamer geeks? Got any awesome new minifigs, counters, or gaming dice sets that you want to show off to people for some geek cred? Just wanna hang out with some fun people and play games, drink beer, and eat some tasty snacks?
Bring  your favorite games over to Pumping Station: One this Saturday, the 5th, at 7pm and play the night away! As usual, all games are welcome [even cuddle dice, though you may have a hard time finding people to play with], major gamercred to homemade games.

See you there!


01 2013

Macabre Makeup Class 2

bloody will makeup

Demo from Tuesday night


It’s that time of the year again, boils and ghouls! Do you still lack ideas for costumes? Maybe you just want to take your existing costume a couple steps further? This three part course will teach you what you need to know about making realistic bruises, contusions, and wounds that would make your mother scream!
Part 1 on Thursday @ 7pm will feature the basics of wounds to make them look real and painful, instead of painted on.
Part 2 on Friday @ 7pm will feature how to use latex to create torn or blistering skin that bleeds.
Part 3 on Saturday @ 7pm will feature how to use makeup wax to create wounds with deapth and how to include embedded objects.

Single class: $10
Full course: $20


10 2012

Open Knitting Lab – Wednesdays at 7:00 pm

Kninjas: Open Knitting Lab wednesdays @ 7Everyone is welcome, regardless of skill level.  Join us to hang out and enjoy knitting with others.  I will help you get started, figure out a pattern, troubleshoot problems and work on designs.  If you have questions or need guidance in buying supplies, email me at


03 2012

Makeup Class: Wounds and Contousions. This Saturday!

BittenWant an extra-special detail added to your costume this year? I’m teaching a short series of classes on theatrical makeup starting this Saturday, the 8th, at 5pm-7pm [possibly shorter depending on the number of students]. The class will cost $10-20, based on the size of the class. the more people show up, the cheaper it’ll be, so bring your friends! The first class will be going over bruises, scrapes, and small superficial wounds. The second class will focus on deeper cuts, peeling skin, bites like the one pictured, and some serious gore. The third class will be focusing on embedded items, like pencils, knives, and so on, and will include a recipe for washable, edible theater blood and we’ll be making our own embeddable items!

Days: October 8th, 15th, 22nd
Times: 5-7pm
Cost: $10-20 based on attendance [the more the merrier cheaper]


10 2011

A QR Code That Returns Your Keys

Have you ever lost your keys on the train or the street and had to give them up for lost? Some stores have keyfobs with a barcode connected to your store account, so the keys can be turned in at any of those chain stores, and the store will contact you or even send you the keys!

But what if that chain is no longer around, or you’re on vacation in another state and they don’t have the chain store there? Then what? This QR code keychain design will allow someone with a smartphone to take a picture of the fob and automatically send you a text that they found your keys, with their phone number so you can call them and arrange to get your keys back!

QR Code Keychain. Photo has been altered to protect the phone number encoded on the fob.

The code can be generated any number of places or you can have fun with URI schemes yourself. Much like the mailto protocol, sms format is


Once the code was generated, I etched the acrylic on our laser cutter, going over the etching twice for extra depth, and filled the recessed areas with polymer clay [you can use fimo, sculpey, etc.], put it in the oven to set and covered with a clear layer of nail polish for added protection.


10 2011