01st Jan 2014

Shut-Up-O-Matic

Have you ever run into a person that talks over everybody or constantly rants? Of course you negotiate and set boundaries but some lack interpersonal skill and interrupt or use annoying tactics. Fret...

30th Dec 2013

Egg Timer Dreams

Egg timer concept. Not so elegant but it’s a beginning.[/caption] I was thinking it would be fun to make an egg timer or kitchen timer as a fun design challenge....

30th Dec 2013

What a Pickle

  {Ramble Alert} Check out this interactive on the scale of the universe. Click the world at the left for a demonstration of how large and small things are. This is a...

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...

22nd Dec 2013

Watercolor Christmas Cards

I was at a social the other day and a watercolor Christmas card was being passed around. I loved it so decided to give it a try. We made some...

20th Dec 2013

Morse Code Business Card

Here’s a business card prototype I made today that has an LED and a piezoelectric transducer. It has a Morse Code table as well so you can send signals with...

18th Dec 2013

Walkalong Glider Meetups!

What’s a Walkalong Glider? It’s a small airplane that flies perpetually as you follow it around. I had seen them around the internet but had the pleasure being introduced to...

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...

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...

09th Dec 2013

Parol Lantern and Philippines Fund Raiser

I was invited by the Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines to show my Parol Lantern Kits at their fundraiser entitled: Parol – A Star of Hope. A fund raiser...

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...

25th Oct 2013

Dayton Rubber Band Plane

Last night we did a test build of the Dayton rubber band plane I have been working on. Dayton is a simple rubber band plane made from paper and balsa....

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....

22nd Sep 2013

Nuit Blanche and Firefly Success

The Nuit Blanche 2013 festival was a great success (see Peter Simpson‘s video further down). What a diverse and inspiring experience. I made new friends, had fun and learned a lot. Firefly lit...

21st Sep 2013

Firefly Jacket for Rain #NBFirefly

Firefly will be at Nuit Blanche tonight! There may be sparse showers so Firefly comes with a rain jacket. Here are a couple of shots from testing. . Mark suggested...