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 ~2mm material is from Wallacks. I’ve made a few and they have been really fun. One...

23rd Dec 2012

Lava Light

I have this cool lava light designed by Michael. I’ve interested in exploring light so today I decided to assemble it. Wow! Instant Christmas. I didn’t really expect that but...

21st Dec 2012

Billboard Thoughts

I’m collaborating with my friend Raven. We’re still at the drawing board but we’ve talked about those billboards that change images using rotating triangles. It’s a cool way to incorporate...

20th Dec 2012

Sandpaper Business Cards

My Spirograph business cards were a huge hit but I still have some things to work out with them (how to keep them together before and after deployment). Michael and...

20th Dec 2012

Make Your Own Christmas Cards

I needed to write a thank you note so I decided to make a card rather than buy one. I cut a snow flake onto some nice paper and then added...

08th Dec 2012

Feel the Power

The average person doesn’t understand the scope of human energy use.  I decided to make installations to demonstrate energy by letting people peddle or crank a generator to power common...

01st Dec 2012

Another Type of Carving

This is a picture of my friend Maitre from Cuba. Wohoo Salsa! Here’s a cool method of transferring a photo to a piece of wood. I’m using a piece of...

28th Nov 2012

Exploring Toolchains

The painting robot project is an interesting software challenge. I’ve been looking at prior art and related projects and I believe I will benefit from studying toolchains further. Particularly those...

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...

17th Nov 2012

Coaster Concept

Doug and I met up last Wednesday at Atomic. He shared this cool project. He’s working on different touch sensors but this experiment was to see if a coaster could...

16th Nov 2012

Tic-Tac-Toe

I made some Scrabble tiles for my friend the other day and that got me all excited about making games. So I decided to make a tic-tac-toe game out of...

13th Nov 2012

Painting Robot First Brush Strokes

I was able to get little dipper to move some paint around with the brush! Here it is making two whole brush strokes! I decided to make the code on...

11th Nov 2012

CNC Wire Bender

At the beginning of this life-phase of making things I attempted to make a CNC 3D wire bender. It would eventually make pre-bent landing gear for my simple model airplane...

11th Nov 2012

Painting Robot Thoughts

Found Objects not for Function I’ve been using found stuff in various projects. One thing that’s come forward is that it’s bad for pure function in mechanical systems. They are cumbersome and...

04th Nov 2012

Dip

I am designing the lower Y-Rail mount a well as the lower assembly of the Big Dip. I think it is most sensible to figure out the dipping system and...

03rd Nov 2012

Big Dipper Gantry Bearing

The Little Dipper (a 8.5×11″ format painting robot) is now ready for software which will take some reflection and time. While I mull over it, I will work on the Big...