Making Gungnir – The Spear of Odin

As King of Asgard, protector of the Nine Realms, father of Hela and Thor, adoptive father of Loki, and husband of Frigga, Odin carries aloft Gungnir the symbol of his authority. Forged in the metal from the heart of a dying star Gungnir is his mightiest weapon. Odin can also wield Thor’s hammer, Mjølnir. So …

Northpower Fibre bringing cosplay communities together

Whangarei high school technology teacher Wayne Carroll is utilising Northpower Fibre’s ultra fast broadband (UFB) network to bring the local cosplay (a performance art that sees participants, called cosplayers, wear costumes and fashion accessories to represent sci-fi, gaming, anime and comic characters) community together. Wayne runs ‘Wayne’s Workshop’ technology and cosplay hobby …

Robot Rescue

I’ve always wanted to have my own little workshop helper… like in the movies. No, not Elves or the yellow Despicable Me variety – more the robotic kind. Over the last couple of years I have collected a number of unwanted robot toys from various places in the hope I …