28th Sep 2014

Inlay

The recent rooster inlay came out pretty nice so I decided to try more experiments. Do you have some simple subject matter you’d like me to try? I want to try a...

23rd Sep 2014

Timeless Rooster

This year’s rooster is Timeless Rooster. He’s made from walnut, teak, maple and many other exotic hardwoods from around the world. His glowing eye tells time using color. He is sanded to 3600...

07th Jul 2014

Swirly Draw V2

Swirly Draw V2 is like the original Swirly-Draw except it has magnetic paper holder (like Art-O-Matic and Isocel-Ease). The idea of Swirly Draw was to be small and simple  but I...

16th Jun 2014

I Used to Hate Graffiti

My blood used to boil at the sight of graffiti. Then I woke up. It has dawned on me that property damage is negligible compared to the delight of some of...

31st May 2014

CNC Machine for Portraits

I’ve been working on carving portraits using a CNC machine for a while without much luck. Today I managed to get it to work a bit better. This is using a 90...

21st May 2014

Hey Kids! Squiggly Draw!

I just made this Spirograph-like toy! I can’t seem to put it down. It’s for a 5y old birthday gift. Her’s is acrylic but I made another from hardboard for me...

10th May 2014

Isoscel-Ease the Drawing Robot

I learned a bit from making the Art-O-Matic swirling-drawing robot. The new Isoscel-Ease drawing robot uses triangular geometry rather than scissor geometry (other drawing robots). The two arms holding the pen are the...

10th May 2014

Processing, Arduino and Web

I saw this interesting problem a school teacher was having in the Arduino forum. Hello! I am middle school teacher fumbling my way through learning how to use Arduino in...

15th Apr 2014

Art-O-Matic

I’ve not done any drawing robots in a while and I got the bug again. I drew Art-O-Matic up in Sketchup (and gear generator) then made the parts from hardboard using a CNC cutter. Added...

23rd Mar 2014

FireFly: Wearable Social Pendant

Firefly is a social pendant that reacts to social situations and human contact (Firefly development timeline). It creates visualizations of human group-social dynamic in real time using color. Both for...

25th Feb 2014

Renoir and Social Networks

Renoir is known for intimate and candid subjects but I want to point out attention networks in his paintings. In the luncheon above you can see “directed” ties in the...

06th Feb 2014

Dream Walk

  An interactive snowflake installation responds to movement and gesture with color and light. These suspended snowflakes use sensors and a microcontroller to analyse your motion in real time to...

23rd Jan 2014

Pencil-Bot

I’ve been working on my Painting Robot project which is a bit complex. I decided to break it down and do some similar projects that are simpler. I’ll learn more...

16th Dec 2013

Parol Gallery 2013

Here’s the Parol gallery! Order Parol Kits! If you made a Parol this Christmas please send pictures of you and your Parol! Even if you didn’t make it from these...

30th Sep 2013

Moving Canvas

Kinetic work such as Big Oil Rooster have been really popular but have high complexity since an energy source must be incorporated. It’s not just making it work it’s making it run reliably....

25th Sep 2013

30×30″ Painting Robot

I am back onto my painting robot project! The brush will be dipped much like a human would do it. I will add more brushes eventually though. Perhaps three or four....