If that's a long-life battery that kid's never gonna sleep again...haha U can't put a value on a photo like that...priceless Well done to the entire IRA...as a community that something to be very proud of
Those little 15266/15270's don't last long but I did send plenty of them. Seeing that pic of him in bed with it is what really got me. He's got the coolest night light on the planet.
Post by saberconcepts on Dec 26, 2016 15:38:11 GMT -5
Have they said what the runtime is on the Graflex 2.0? I put one of my Keeppower high drain 3400 mAh batteries in it and have the LED settings pretty high for a bright blade. Just curious as to what runtime he was getting with it.
Post by Luke Skywalker on Dec 31, 2016 16:53:35 GMT -5
Grayson met his funding goal today. They've exceeded their goal of $32000 out of their current $100,000 outstanding medical bill.
A good portion of the credit goes to the IRA. I read every comment on their youcare page and many of them were Star Wars related. I've also received comments on my FB page, texts and emails where people have mentioned donating.
You guys did an awesome job. We raised several thousand dollars towards their goals and brought a whole lot of happiness to a sick little boy.
Once again, thank you all for caring enough to help this family.
Post by saberconcepts on Dec 31, 2016 17:48:05 GMT -5
Me and my daughter became very attached to Grayson and his family during the visit. I hope in a few months I can make a visit for some lightsaber training. I have a bubble machine....I mean Jedi/Sith lightsaber trainer, and it is tons of fun to slash and attack bubbles flying around in the air. LOL
Post by Luke Skywalker on Jan 18, 2017 0:33:27 GMT -5
Very awesome. I just sent his mom a text with the link in it. The whole family is making the rounds the last couple of weeks. Grayson, mom, baby. Kendyl is still looking for work as well since he was laid off a few weeks ago.
I'm sure this get well message will be a nice encouragement for them and a constant reminder of the kindness of strangers.
Post by Luke Skywalker on Apr 4, 2017 13:58:53 GMT -5
Just a little update on Grayson. I've kept in contact with his mom Jenny. We touch base every couple of weeks. She's still encouraged by everything that we did for them.
Grayson still continues to suffer with health issues.
He was in the hospital for a few days with a very high fever. He's home now but still has a high fever and the flu. More serious are his chronic health problems. His bones and teeth are beginning to break down so the doctors are looking at ways to try and slow down the deterioration.
profezzorn: hey ARKM, did you ever write a that tutorial on the toner transfer method?
Jun 23, 2017 15:50:15 GMT -5
ARKM: *waves hand* "I'm not the slacker you're looking for"
Jun 23, 2017 16:24:16 GMT -5
ARKM: Sadly no. Well, that's not entirely true. I did finish writing it but did not perform the steps and take pics of said steps.
Jun 23, 2017 16:26:30 GMT -5
ARKM: So it's like "Step 5: Using the high temperature temp, tape the paper with the design on it onto the metal part to be etched."
Jun 23, 2017 16:26:53 GMT -5
ARKM: ... but there's no Pic 4.
Jun 23, 2017 16:27:10 GMT -5
profezzorn: from other things I've read it's just PNP blue with some heat and pressure applied, right?
Jun 23, 2017 16:37:26 GMT -5
ARKM: Some use that. I could not get successful results with it but others have.
Jun 23, 2017 16:47:16 GMT -5
profezzorn: so what do you use?
Jun 23, 2017 16:47:36 GMT -5
ARKM: I personally use glossy magazine pages. I just rip a page out of a magazine and put it in the printer. The pages have to be the right thickness for the printer though. Too thin and they rip in the printer.
Jun 23, 2017 16:47:42 GMT -5