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...

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...

11th Jan 2014

DIY Hot-Wire Foam Cutter

Here’s the “One-Nite” DIY Foam Cutter. It took one work session (one night) to design and assemble. I was surprised how easy and fun cutting foam is. I designed it using Sketchup/SketchUCam and used a desktop...

28th Dec 2013

Box Making

I make boxes (and more) by reusing cardboard from other boxes. Actually it’s a bit of a love affair. For some reason I love making things from cardboard. Perhaps its...

12th Dec 2013

Parol Lantern Lighting Experiments

Here are some example of Parol Lanterns using LED lighting which are inexpensive and efficient (LED tutorial). Order Parol Kits! Six LED Arduino Parol Lights I used an Arduino and an infra red receiver...

27th Nov 2013

Philippines Christmas Parol Lantern Kits/Templates 2013

What’s a Parol Lantern? Parol Lanterns are a beloved Philippines Christmas tradition. Get the 2015 Parol Lantern hardboard kit by emailing darcy@inventorArtist.com! The New Open Source Parol Want to make your...

07th Sep 2013

Big Oil Rooster

My 2013 rooster project is Big Oil Rooster. Its at Atomic Rooster for a month ending on October 13 (vernissage September 17th). Big Oil Rooster drives a thermoelectric powered car powered by tea-lights. I...

11th Jun 2013

Business Cards from LP Records

I cut some LP records as part of my business card project. This proved to be a bit tricky and time consuming. Records are actually fairly inconsistent in thickness, hardness and...

06th May 2013

Hey Kids! Red’s Not a Primary!

That’s right! It’s a primary for light but not paint. The red, green and blue circles (below left) show primary colors for your eye. The additive RGB system reflects human physiology since we have receptors corresponding...

25th Dec 2012

Spirograph Business Cards

I wanted to make my own version of Lady Ada’s Spirograph business card so I picked up this 4mm material is from Wallacks. I’ve made a few and they have been really fun. One...

22nd Nov 2012

Pop-up Business Cards

Yesterday Michael showed me a business card with a pop-up monkey. It used die cutting and stamping. Very nice. I really enjoy making cool business cards. So minutes later I...

10th Oct 2012

Glut Rooster

Electric Rooster was a a lot of fun so here’s another instalment of the Rooster Project. Meet Glut Rooster. When you pull his string he drinks his beer and a bell chimes. The...

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