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I had a lot of downtime last summer.

Well, it was actually the summer of 2016, right after the semester ended. All my friends moved to their hometowns for work. I had a great college job in town, and my boss offered to take me on full time over the summer, so I stayed. It was actually a great summer. I worked the 6:00 AM shift, so I was done by 2:30 PM, and I made tuition by Fall.

The only trouble was the afternoons. Even if I turned in by 10:30, I had a good eight hours to kill every afternoon, and I don’t do well with free time.

Fortunately, I had a box of Legos, a 25-key MIDI keyboard, a Macbook Pro, and a 120 ft2 apartment. The summer started slow, but after a couple of weeks I got a start on some projects, and by the end of the summer I had an okay portfolio (if you’re into Legos or piano).

Anyway, this blog is a gift from a good friend. It’s got my work from the summer and most everything since. If you’d like sheet music, building instructions, or a specific tutorial, be sure to let me know. In any case, stay and have a look around. Parking is free!

Best,
Jonathan Dayley

Models

Check out my Sketchfab if you’d like, or you can find all my models here. I can provide instructions on demand for any one shown. I also design on demand, so leave me a comment if you need a model and we can work out a timeline.

Music

Music composition is actually my first love. I wish writing a piece went as quickly as building a model. There’s a special sense of accomplishment that only musicians get to experience, though, and it’s more than worth the time investment.

Now, I should disclaim here that I only play piano by ear, so a lot of my work is untested. With that said, I’m always looking for “beta testers,” so if you’re interested in test-running my sheet music, go ahead and drop me a line.

In any case, comment if you’d like sheet music. Of course, I write on demand, too. Again, contact me and we’ll get started.

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