Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Building...

Michael is building a new dance pad. As a reminder...we are moving...so we have lots of projects. I had bought all of the materials to build a dance pad for Daniel for one of his birthdays. Wayne said to build it or get rid of it...so Michael is building it. For those of you who don't know, a dance pad is used with "Dance Dance Revolution" (DDR) and my boys have been doing that for many years. We used to buy the plastic pads from the store but they would never last for more than a couple months. Michael built his first one shortly after we moved here (so around 5 1/2 years ago). Daniel had to do some fine tuning with the electronics, namely to get it so that when you stepped on the arrow it would actually work correctly and it has been working great since. If Michael can't get this to work we might have to fly Daniel back home temporarily :) To give you an idea here are some pictures: 
 The top one is the work in progress. The bottom one is the one we have had for 5 years.
So as you can see it is made out of plywood, 2 X 4's, sheet metal, clear acrylic, and a few other odds and ends. I will try to post more pictures along the way. This is the BEST type of dance pad...pretty much like the ones in the arcade.

Now to get back to my sewing...

3 comments:

Frisbies Forever said...

NICE!

Lois Brown said...

Amazing that they know how to build their own! looks great!

Kristy said...

Wow! That is really cool that they can make their own. I wonder if you could sell these ... on Etsy! :)