This has been crazy, I have been pinching myself for weeks because I feel so fortunate for all of the things that have come my way lately. Getting access to The Station, having my family come in town from Florida to help me with the space, and now I just scored a bunch of materials from a local Paul's Ace Hardware Store for FREE! This particular store is in the process of being remodeled, as a result, they have a bunch of materials they are getting rid of. We have been frequenting this particular store pretty regularly and managed to talk ourselves into procuring some of these materials...and by some I mean a s**! ton. I have to give a huge shout out to Pat Despars, the Assistant Store Manager who was kind enough to help me get these materials. Like I said we have been frequenting this store a lot and EVERYONE there has been so super awesome. They have some of the nicest and most helpful staff I have ever some into contact with. Check out the pix below to see some of my free wares.
Paul's Ace Hardware
1153 W Broadway Rd, Tempe, AZ 85282
As for my 3D hologram prototyping shenanigans, that junk has been so stressful and frustrating. To the point where I have been kind of a jerk to the people who are there to help me (Sister, love you and I apologize for being a total D-bag to you!). After another day and a half of unsuccessfully trying to get the pepper's ghost to work, I have some to the conclusion that it is just not worth it. At this point, my plan is to get a hold of as big of a flat screen TV as I can to make something similar to the 3D hologram. Do you or someone you know have a giant ass flat screen television that is no longer being used? I would love to take it off your hands, especially if it is free or cheap :)
Making this decision has allowed my dad and I to move on with other projects that need attention before he leaves town this coming Friday. Tomorrow we are actually going to start the day off with a project that is not at all related to my thesis project; dad and I are going to add some foam insulation to my RV. Oh, for those of you who don't know, I live in Mesa in a 5th wheel RV with my husband Tim and our cat Leon. Now that it is summer here is AZ and temperatures are in the hundreds the inside temp in the RV is about 90 and no one should have to live in that s**!. After we are done messing with the RV, we are headed to ASU surplus to see about scoring some more materials for my thesis project. Then if time is permitting we will hopefully be buying some chain link fence to build the cage that is necessary for the Earth room. I know I still haven't explained the details of what I am doing for my project, I promise I will soon. In the mean time I am just going to keep writing as if you know.
RV video tour outside
RV video tour inside