Mario theme Cornhole set

April 20th, 2017 | Posted by tonyscha in Personal - (0 Comments)

A little delayed on the post, but we built a cornhole set, followed one of the many online guides. As you can see, we painted it Mario themed, overall I think it turned out really good!


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Squeaky clean truck

April 20th, 2017 | Posted by tonyscha in Cars/Trucks - (0 Comments)










Been a while since I posted, retro-actively adding some post.

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I received a raspberry pi 2 for valentines day, so I set off on a new project. I found a Bentley Compu-vision at good will. Used this as the case for my original raspberry pi, usb hub, usb hard drive, and new raspberry pi 2.

2014 running miles

January 3rd, 2015 | Posted by tonyscha in Personal - (0 Comments)

Wow, what a year 2014 has been for running for me.

I have keep track of my miles per month over the last several year, you can see the last 3 below. I finished 2014 with 216 runs with a total distance of 1,360 miles.



Raspberry Pi uptime

December 18th, 2014 | Posted by tonyscha in Raspberry Pi - (0 Comments)

Took a screenshot before I had to reboot.

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Ice Age 50k registration

December 14th, 2014 | Posted by tonyscha in Fitiness | Personal | Running - (0 Comments)

Just registered for my first 50k (31 miles) ultra marathon…. nervous, check, excited, check, ready to train, check! Only 145 days until Ice Age Trail 50 race day!

Chicago Marathon

October 14th, 2014 | Posted by tonyscha in Fitiness | Personal | Running - (0 Comments)

Been a while since I posted, but I finished the Chicago Marathon this last weekend in 4:13:49. My wife made a video, so make sure to take a look.

FlatPi v2

March 28th, 2014 | Posted by tonyscha in Raspberry Pi | Technology - (0 Comments)

Just wanted to provide an update from my previous post ( ). I did a new layout which allows me to easily access the Power, Ethernet, and HDMI without any issues. The previous layout I had to get my hand in the middle to unplug the device. I also added a USB hard drive, the connector I used is from an xbox 360 transfer kit, I just removed the plastic cover.

DIY Steam Machine aka Blackbox

December 20th, 2013 | Posted by tonyscha in Technology - (2 Comments)

Alright, so while I love the title steam machine, its not a steam machine from valve, its more like a Windows machine that runs Steam Big Picture.

Lets start off with the parts list

PCPartPicker part list:

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor  $129.99
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard $49.99
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $52.99
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5″ Solid State Disk $79.99
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5″ 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $39.99
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card $199.99
Case: Lian-Li PC-V351B MicroATX Desktop Case $89.99
Power Supply: Antec TruePower Classic 550W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply  $49.99
Total: $692.92 (post rebate prices)


All the parts


Side view did my best to organize the cables


Ah video card!


Hard to see, but I had to cut part of the case so the video card heat pipes could fit.


Motherboard came this way, the northbridge heatsink was not latched down, I found the clip and spring, and attached it. No problems so far.


Final product


3d Mark Benchmark