How do you keep a geek in suspense? Post a seven part making-of series one segment per day. I was already all fanboy-asquee over this giant mech robot that stormed Comic Con last month…the topper today was spotting some Adafruit gear in the mix (Wave Shield being assembled at 0:49 in the video — trust me, you come to recognize these things like you do faces). Exactly how this features, and what other parts might be in there, we won’t know ’til the rest is published over the course of the week.
It took the mighty minds and resources of WIRED, YouTube, Stan Winston Studios, Legacy Effects, and Conde Nast Entertainment to create an insanely detailed, one-of-a-kind, 9 foot 9 inch Mech with four arms to usher in the 2013 San Diego Comic Con. And who better to announce it than Adam Savage, of Tested and Mythbusters. It is ready to blow your mind
I’ve always wanted to have my very own issue of Amazing Fantasy #15 displayed on the wall. However, even the copies in the roughest of shape fetch a far prettier penny than I could ever justify spending on a comic. I work with wood often, so naturally I decided to make my own hardier version that I’d be proud to display in my home.
Originally I was going to laser etch the Amazing Fantasy cover into a solid piece of wood and then stain it different colors. Not only would that have been even more tedious and time consuming, once stain touches wood it is difficult to remove, thus allowing little room for error. I wanted something that would really pop and catch your eye on the wall so I altered the design to be three-dimensional. This was achieved by laying various species of wood veneer on top of balsa wood to give the illustrations depth, and then finally attaching all of the pieces to a solid wood board that can be mounted and displayed on a wall or bookshelf.
This Instructable requires basic knowledge of graphic editing software and laser cutting.