Those of you that know me will already know I have two young boys (and a third imminent), for those that don’t well, you do now. As a small, fun, afternoon project with some cardboard I recently built a castle with the eldest to replace the one that got wet that he built at school.
Which got me to thinking…
I have Inkscape. I have access to a Makerspace. It has a laser… to the drawing board.
After about a week of real time passing (and about 8hrs playing in Inkscape) I had design version 2.0 of my castle (if we assume that the cardboard was version 1.0).
It’s not bad, it needs a few tweaks and stuff but it came out quite well. A few hours with a pot of glue and a Stanley Knife for minor corrections (mostly tight fighting pegs) and it was all done.
The kids love it, and you can all have a look at some of the pictures of it below.
Now, will I have time to do a version 3.0? I think it needs a redesign from the ground up to be bigger 🙂