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//Cosplay and Code

Embrace Failure

AmieDD
December 15, 2017

I wanted to be a self-rescuing princess and engineer my way out of the castle.

Ada Lovelace Hot Cocoa

AmieDD
May 9, 2018

Microsoft Build had a fancy machine that would put images on your foam for your coffee(or if you're like me and don't like coffee) Hot chocolate.

All the tools you need to slay a vampire

AmieDD
May 6, 2018

At the Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle #amiedd #buffy #vanhelsing #360 #theta360

Disruptor Daily

AmieDD
May 8, 2018

This post is part of our 3D Printing Influencer Series series which interviews the leading founders and executives who are on the front lines of the industry to get a better understanding of what problems the industry is facing, what trends are taking place, and what the future looks like. The following is an interview we recently had with Amie D. Dansby, programmer and 3D printing educator who has worked with Marvel Studios, Xbox, and Playstation.

Reinventing the Button

AmieDD
May 2, 2018

Scarborough Faire is a Renaissance festival in Waxahachie TX.

Pixel Dreams

AmieDD
April 26, 2018

Arcade at the National Videogame Museum

A Wizarding Pub & Tech Lab!

AmieDD
June 1, 2017

Those who don't believe in magic will never find it! Believe Muggles!

I'm Headed to FullStackCon London July 12-14

AmieDD
June 16, 2017

In a few weeks I’ll board my 9 hour flight to London for Skills Matter’s FullStackCon for 3 days of JavaScript, Node and the Internet of Things with some amazing developers, I’m excited to check out Skills Matter’s CodeNode community venue in London’s Tech City where I’ll be giving a keynote talk on IoT and the Maker Revolution.

Code Wearable Onion IoT Twitter Badge

AmieDD
September 10, 2017

My code and STL files are on Github for the Twitter Wearable IoT Badges.

Dragon Con 2017

AmieDD
September 10, 2017

Or Elavtor Con

Rustable Iron Filament

AmieDD
April 5, 2018

Rustable Iron Filament

Geeky Things to Do in London: Harry Potter Studio Tour

AmieDD
September 11, 2017

Somehow I accidentally purchased the Deluxe package for the Harry Potter Studio Tour when I went to London, U.K. The cost was £199.00 and included entry to the studio with a private two hour guided tour, reserved parking, a souvenir guidebook, a Butterbeer, four free photographs and a video at one of our photo opportunities and a choice of hot meal and drink, as well as private opportunities for photos with sets that were not available with the standard entry ticket. Every part of this experience was worth the adventure to see the sets and magic that went into making these films.

4,952 Bricks

AmieDD
September 10, 2017

LEGO Cosplay Armor build progress for Dragon Con 2017.

How I broke the internet

AmieDD
September 9, 2017

Teaching a workshop doesn't always go as planned.

SQL Red Gate Humor - I Know Kung-Fu

AmieDD
September 21, 2017

This developer gets me, I found some funny shortcut scripts in SQL.

The Alchemist

AmieDD
June 10, 2017

Let's consult the runes! The Alchemist cosplay for fantasy weekend at Scarborough Renaiisance Festival.

Finding Artist through Unity Connect

AmieDD
September 23, 2017

We used Unity Connect to find an artist and animator when the program was still in Beta.

Tesla Junk in the Frunk

AmieDD
October 1, 2017

How to take a picture with a car. Totally not weird to ask if the Tesla's front trunk has enough room for a body right?

3D Printed Resin Cosplay Things

AmieDD
September 30, 2017

3D printed Harry Potter Mauraders Map Cloak Pins.

Oats Studio is Changing Film, Games and Cosplay

AmieDD
October 7, 2017

When a game engine & short film team up with real-time rendering for ADAM: The Mirror, we get some kickass costumes!

Bangarang!!

AmieDD
October 14, 2017

Rufio photos for Dragon Con!!!

CTRL + ALT + KLATTU VERATA..NECKTIE

AmieDD
October 15, 2017

It starts with a N!

Choose and Open Source License

AmieDD
November 10, 2017

When you share your code or 3D Print designs do you have to pick an open source license? Nope!

Xbox One X != 1TB

AmieDD
November 8, 2017

Xbox One X is out today!

LEGO Christmas Tree

AmieDD
November 26, 2017

I had 2000 Everblock bricks in my garage, I've made a shelf for my 3D Printer, a bookshelf to display my LEGO sets and now a kick-ass LEGO Christmas tree!

Code Test

AmieDD
November 29, 2017

I'm trying out Code Pen as a easier way to share my code snippets. It seems with Adobe Muse I can not embed my HTML into my blog post, iframe seems to work fine!

OZ

AmieDD
December 1, 2017

10:21 or 12:01

AmieDD
December 18, 2017

So is the LEGO time brick 12:01 or 10:21?

PubConf 2018 London

AmieDD
December 20, 2017

"You're never weird on the internet"

Beer Pong Christmas Sweater

AmieDD
December 24, 2017

Party like it's my birthday!

Vacuum Forming my Teeth

AmieDD
December 23, 2017

I mostly use the vacuum former for cosplay props, but today I used it for something practical: a teeth whitening tray from a dental model of my teeth!

#PubConf London Tickets on sale

AmieDD
January 6, 2018

Developers after dark

Old Operating Theatre Museum

AmieDD
January 29, 2018

Museum of surgical history and one of the oldest surviving operating theatres.

Penny Dreadful Dead Zoo

AmieDD
January 30, 2018

The Dead Zoo from the show Penny Dreadful is a real place in Dublin Ireland!

LEGO, Unity and Arduino, OH MY!

AmieDD
January 31, 2018

Pew! Pew! Pew! If you missed my talk at NDC London 2018 here is what you missed! I connected an Arduino and Unity3D through a serial connection to turn the gears on a LEGO Mindstorms motor fire a LEGO cannon I made!

The Best Bed and Breakfast I've Ever Stayed at!

AmieDD
February 2, 2018

Artist Residence in Penzance Bringing a slice of eccentric charm to the dreamy lanes of historic Penzance, Artist Residence Cornwall is a revitalized Georgian pile with 22 eclectically decorated bedrooms and a cosy 3-bedroom cottage - a unique seaside retreat perfectly situated for daily forays to the beaches, and the Isles of Scilly, a short stroll from the art deco lido and a sea view of the fairytale that is St Michael's Mount.

Collaboration Project With Pin Stash on Kickstarter

AmieDD
February 12, 2018

I collobrated with Pin Stash to create this awesome Rufio pin!! Banarang!!! You can back our kickstarter project here!

Microsoft Mixed Reality Headset Still Makes me Motion Sick

AmieDD
October 7, 2017

I demoed Microsoft new "Mixed Reality" Headset at Unity Unite Austin this week.

New Escape Room

AmieDD
October 1, 2017

50 degrees Fahrenheit. One server is down, nothing is labeled, you have 2 hours...GO!

Making a prop with Dollar Store Crap

AmieDD
January 4, 2018

Building a prop with a $20 build and crap from the Dollar Store.

Hammer Time

AmieDD
June 6, 2017

I won't be quitting my day job to become a Blacksmith! I learned how to use the forge at Dallas Makerspace. It took me 3 hours to create 2 points and shape the iron into a "S" hook.

Hello my Name is 3D Printed Name Tag

AmieDD
July 18, 2017

My 3D Printed Name tag is on MyMiniFactory for ya'll to download and 3D Print!

Finding the Film Location: Princess Bride

AmieDD
August 23, 2017

Off on an adventure to Penshurst Place and Gardens to find the 6 fingered man.

Top 3D Printing Influencers to Follow on Twitter

AmieDD
April 3, 2018

While 3D printing has yet to completely breakthrough to the mainstream – understandably, as plenty of people haven't mastered 2D printing yet – the potential that the technology holds in both current and future applications is immense and still unrealized.

Curious Adventures in London

AmieDD
February 27, 2018

The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret in London

Unity Playmode Tint

AmieDD
September 23, 2017

Hey did you just make awesome changes to your game objects scene in Unity and realize, oh crap you were in Play mode the entire time and nothing saved?

Fork Me on Github

AmieDD
September 28, 2017

Open source projects on Github Projects.

Making a Video Game Design Document

AmieDD
December 27, 2017

This is my Game Design Document (GDD) Template you can use.

Codemotion Rome 2018

AmieDD
February 5, 2018

I'll be speaking about game development at Codemotion Rome April 13-14, 2018.

Adding Simple Animations in Unity

AmieDD
February 14, 2018

Quick video showing how to add simple adnimations in Unity.

Star Wars Red Salt is Real!

AmieDD
February 21, 2018

Morton salt ponds are located right behind the Facebook HQ office in Menlo Park, CA.

LEGO Queen Armor for Dragon Con 2017

AmieDD
June 5, 2017

I'm working on making a dress and armor pieces from LEGO, Brixo IoT conductive bricks and Mindstorms robotics to control some of the movements.

LEGO Adventures: Apple Garage

AmieDD
February 19, 2018

I always take my LEGO minifigures with me when I travel. They never complain when I take their picture, haha!

New Keycaps

AmieDD
October 6, 2017

You know you're a programmer when you find humor in everything you do. I made a few new Cherry MX Keycaps!

Opening Doors with my RFID Implant

AmieDD
November 26, 2017

The Keyless deadbolt lock I have is the Samsung Ezon SHS-3321

Take a Photo with a Stranger

AmieDD
January 29, 2018

Traveling alone to another country is always an adventure. I always have my camera and tripod, and people always look at me like I'm crazy. Take all the pictures you want, you might never get another chance to visit again! I like to set fun photo challenges for myself, like this one: Take a photo with a stranger.

Visiting London Makerspace

AmieDD
January 28, 2018

The best thing about makers is you can go to any country & still speak the same language.

MAKE: Interview Vol. 59 OCT/NOV 2017

AmieDD
October 7, 2017

The interview I did with Bonnie Burton for Make: in finally in stores!! I did the interview in June 2017, and I've been waiting for this issue to come out(apparently their print copy is 2 months behind the digital version).

Bio: Amie Danielle Dansby

AmieDD
September 26, 2017

Amie D Dansby is a software game programmer, previously at Marvel Studios, working on Captain America, Thor, X-Men Destiny, Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet and Marvel vs CapCom 3. She transitioned to Research and Development working with the PlayStation and Xbox. Currently a full stack unicorn and robot overlord at a robotics, augmented reality video game studio in Dallas, TX, ATAT Tech. She educates through 3D Printing, game development, computer science, LEGO Mindstorms robotics, wearable tech and cosplay. Encouraging others to experiment and learn through trying, making mistakes, and trying again. Embrace Failure is a philosophy she's adopted, there's no such thing as failure, only learning experiences.

"I'm not good at that."

AmieDD
December 12, 2017

I hear this a lot lately. Whoever told you that you aren’t good at something?

Rainbow Brite Cosplay in 1 Day!

AmieDD
January 6, 2018

Making a cosplay in 1 day was the quickest I've ever made a cosplay!

Queen of the South

AmieDD
March 1, 2018

I've been gone 9 weekends in a row, I'm behind on all my photos from my amazing trips to the UK, Ireland, San Francisco, and Austin!

Name your freaking variables

AmieDD
November 26, 2017

Words of wisdom for developers.

Scholarship Through the National Videogame Museum

AmieDD
February 20, 2018

Girls do you want to make video games or be a programmer? I created a scholarship through the National Videogame Museum.

Microsoft DigiGirlz Workshop: Women in Coding

AmieDD
March 9, 2018

Microsoft DigiGirlz Workshop I'll be speaking at Microsoft DigiGirlz Workshop at the Microsoft at North Park, Dallas on March 17.

Random Colorful Doors in London

AmieDD
March 10, 2018

I live in a neighborhood where we have HOA's(Home Owner's Association).

Form2 Model Orientation Print Lines

AmieDD
September 29, 2017

I love my Form2 3D Printer, the SLA technology is very different from traditional FDM printer.

Make these totally gothtacular bat wing

AmieDD
October 23, 2017

Make Magazine featured my batwing 3d printed laces!

Halloween Season is here! 3D Printed Lace Bat Wings

AmieDD
October 17, 2017

Creatures of the night(aka that's me)! As a software developer, I usually know that projects rarely ever work perfectly on the first try, which means I felt like Dr. Frankenstein when my bat wings turned out witchly perfect on the first try!!

Easy Metal Parts from 3D Prints

AmieDD
April 22, 2018

Make easy metal pieces from your 3D Printed molds. I designed my model in Fusion360 and 3D Printed it the 2 part mold in resin on my Form2.

Kickstarter Collaboration Project Funded

AmieDD

THANK YOU!! For everyone that supported our Kickstarter Rufio pin campaign, yall rule! Thudbutt stretch goal reached!!

I Got my Glowforge Pro Laser(FINALLY)

AmieDD
February 28, 2018

I backed the Glowforge laser almost 2 years ago, it's been a long time to wait.

Winchester Mystery House

AmieDD
March 12, 2018

Supernatural fan girling! Drone view of the Winchester Mystery house!

LEGO Wall at Facebook HQ

AmieDD
March 12, 2018

In my natural habitat.

#WhatMadeThat

AmieDD
March 26, 2018

Glowforge Pro

Adobe Muse is Gone

AmieDD
April 3, 2018

"I don't care how it looks." This is what I used to say. Web Development was never my focus. I'm a game developer, I love C++ at heart and utilizing the power of the machine and all it's glory. But I also love to play games, and I love a challenge.

8 Bit LEGO Birthday Card

AmieDD
March 17, 2018

Gifts for your geeks!! Zelda inspired 8bit heart LEGO birthday card!!

Pickering Place SW1 London

AmieDD
March 14, 2018

Somewhere down a dark alley.

"A little girl wearing a hat"

AmieDD
March 17, 2018

computer vision,amiedd,azure,cognitive services

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