Ahoy

Twelve years of Oldmanpants. Shit. I still don't know why I called it that. Or what it's for. I suppose it's just an outlet. Like where they pump raw sewage into the bay. Don't worry though, I'm not going to ramble on about my feelings (I have none). What will I ramble on about then?

making stuff

I'll share with you some of the projects I've been working on. I tend to have a few dozen projects in various states of disassembly at any given moment, so there should be some interesting stuff to ramble on about. Also, pics or it never happened right?

Have I mentioned I have a drawer full of lasers? This should be fun. I'm not actually going to teach you how to make this shit, but maybe you'll learn how to figure it out yourself. That would be something.

Here are a few of the things we'll build.

  • Secret-knock deadbolt unlocker (pictured)
  • Network Attached Storage device
  • Raspberry Pi media players
  • Digital Signage (on a budget)
  • Video pinball cabinet
  • Portable PS3
  • Programmable lighting for model ships (fibre optics)
  • Automated nerf gun turret (with facial recognition)

In fact, those are things I've already built or am in the progress of building and will show you. Oldmanpants will have a world exclusive first look at these projects.


baking stuff

Some guys think 80% is the key.

I dunno, that seems like a lot. We'll explore that. We can all agree that a nice imported flour is a game changer though. You're not getting all the secrets, but a few tips for a better dough might find their way to the site.


connecting stuff

The Internet of Things! Home networking. Reading and clearing codes from your car via OBD2. Knot tying? Resin. Superglue tricks. And of course, loads of hyperlinks.


just pants and more

So there's this place, with a sign. And it says just junk and more. Which is great, because they just sell junk. And more. It's like that here. If you don't see what you want, just ask. Maybe we've got it out back. I bet we do.

Never forget that the only limit is your imagination here at Oldmanpants. So if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please don't be shy. I've no idea where to start.

Justin Beaulieu

is a computer scientist, software programmer, and unaccredited artist living in the Kootenays and working on projects in his basement and around the world.

Nelson, BC