Computer Parts Robot

Mike Schropp Projects 71 Comments

It’s alive! Well, it’s technically not really alive. Nor is it a robot in the sense that it performs some function or task. He pretty much just hangs out, making awesome robot faces.   The idea to build a robot out of old, obsolete computer parts came at random. While throwing out some trash I stumbled across a pile of …

CPU Heatspreader Lapping

Mike Schropp Computers 2 Comments

I’ve been busy as of late trying to optimize my current system for Grid computing. This means 24/7 operation at 100% CPU and GPU load. My system was previously overclocked and setup without any real purpose other than better productivity and daily usage. I had not really pushed it that hard and had a somewhat mild overclock. With the recent …

A Day on Hoth

Mike Schropp Lego 10 Comments

With all the snow outside it seemed like a perfect time for a Hoth. I rounded up some of General Veers’ finest troops and commandeered one AT-AT and set out on recon mission. We got underway quickly and were on the move looking for any Rebels who might be out on patrols. I’m sure the sight of three armed Snowtroopers …

Star Wars Lego Wall Mural

Mike Schropp Lego, Projects 2 Comments

What has 2200 Lego pieces, hangs on a wall and combines Star Wars and Legos into one piece of decorative geeky fan art? While searching for a cool Star Wars poster I started thinking to myself, “Wouldn’t it be cool if I could paint a giant Star Wars mural?!” But unfortunately, I’m not that fine-art kind of guy. I needed …