Reid's For Fun


My personal blog for what interests this computer guy. Web development, LEGO ray tracing, ZX81 retro computing, writing and photography.



2017 Was A Fantastic Year For Renders

2017 A Year of LEGO Renders by Steven Reid

Last year is over, but it was one of my more prolific years for LEGO renders. I ended up sharing 67 renders on Flickr, plus a few other renders I did only for Mecabricks. I even have a few test images squirreled away I won’t be sharing. As we close out 2017, here are the last of the images from December.


What Can You Do with a Simple ZX81 Animation?

“SlowAlthough may of my early programs were games, I spent a fair amount of time experimenting. December’s program, Slow Down, is one of my animation experiments. It is a straight forward sprite animation, with a twist. I used the ZX81 against itself to slow it down. If you’re ready, let’s dig deeper.



Time to Catch up on My Lego Renders

4637 Safari Building Set by Steven Reid

Although I havenít posted many picture lately, I havenít been idle. Old, new, large, and small, Iíve been trying out a few different things over last two months. Of course, this was between working, running, and other projects. So, time to catch up! Here are five images to round our your day.



Windmill Is a Quick and Dirty zx81 Animation

Windmill, ZX81 screen shot, by Steven Reid, 1985There are a ton of windmills in Idaho. Mostly big ones for power, but you see a few smaller ones used for irrigation and wells. But, when I wrote this month’s programs I don’t remember any around where I lived in Indiana. No matter. I still wrote a simple windmill animation. And, today is the day to share it.