Saturday, April 10, 2010

PacMan Dingus and how to make a Vertical Shooter

Ok, the title of this posting doesn't sound all that whole-sum. But the fact is that this little controller that you see above the text is probably the coolest (toy) addition to the stop motion world. It's a work of genius created by Kelly Mazurowski that acts as a software based frame grabber control surface!!! What?!?!?! Yep that's right it's a very retro-styled device used to control your favorite frame grabber like Stop Motion Pro, Dragon, or any other frame grabber out there. We have the whole interview about the device an Kelly's plans to release them in the April Issue of Stop Motion Magazine that's scheduled to be released next Wednesday Night.

There's been a ton of delays with releasing this upcoming issue. For instance I (John Ikuma) had Jury duty for 2 weeks!!! Yep I got picked to serve my country and you know what I'm glad because the guy was found innocent. Another set back was the decision to build the vertical shooter for the tutorial section of the magazine which is pictured below. 

This was mainly do to the fact that I had more fun building this then actually doing anything else. It was an awesome build and took three evenings since I was elsewhere during the day. So you'll find all the instructions for the build in the April Issue of Stop Motion Magazine. I should mention that it's a 2 part tutorial and that the platters that go into the shelve slots are going to be in the June issue.

Anyway, I hope you all enjoy it because this issue was a lot of fun to make.

1 comment:

  1. That looks awesome. Is there a cordless version?