Lamp progress

The lamp is coming along nicely. The shades are cut from translucent white acrylic, and the stems are cut out of wood. Each shade is a 1.5″ cube. I wired them up with LEDs to test things out, and Bre lent me a camera to film them with. Now to get it to talk to […]

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Folded paper boxes

I’ve been working on learning Processing, a language which is a bastardization of Java used for drawing pretty pictures (among other things). Most of its functions are based around drawing/graphics. Processing project #1 was to generate templates to be cut on the laser cutter. Specifically paper boxes, because I needed something to package my Tinysaurs […]

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New Project: Lamps

Hooray, a new project! At work it often gets very loud in my office, so everyone wears headphones. Unfortunately this makes it difficult to get someone’s attention, because they’re all rocking out to David Bowie or whatever. Also, it gets very dark in my office because we don’t have desk lamps. The solution, clearly, is […]

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Lasering Rocks

In case you were wondering “Can you laser etch rocks?” You totally can. Robo-rock was etched in raster mode at 20% speed and 100% power on a 35 watt laser. Unlike the last robo-pet I had (grass) this one should be substantially harder to kill. Related ideas we’ve come up with include etching a bunch […]

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So. Much. Laser.

Today I made EVEN MORE STUFF on the laser cutter. AND, this time I actually listed something for sale on Etsy. This is the first time in many, many months I have actually listed things for sale (excluding mindlessly hitting renew when things expire). It’s awesome to actually make things I like again. I made […]

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Laser Rings

I tried to make a tiny city on a ring. It came out OK but I’m still figuring out what scale works with what materials. Also, balsa is useless; never use it for anything. I have been using a program called QCAD to draw out the designs, and its been kinda frustrating. The documentation for […]

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Tinysaur is Tiny

First and foremost, the laser is now up and running at the hackerspace. One of Bre’s friends sent him a dinosaur pattern, and I decided that said dinosaur pattern would be more fun if it was ridiculously small. Three tries (took a while to get the scale right) and some tweezers later… TINYSAUR Here’s tinysaur […]

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Katamari Schematics

Documentation for Katamari is starting to take shape. Still getting the hang of Eagle, but the first version is ready: And the board:

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Na Na Na Katamari

Working on the documentation for my Katamari project… a huge sphere you can use to play the game Katamari Damacy. Here’s a photo of the prototype, taken by Eric Skiff: Working on drawing a schematic / board that other folks can use, Adam is helping me with that part since I’ve never used Eagle before […]

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Knitting Machine Demo

My friend Eric Skiff shot this video of me using Bre’s knitting machine. Hopefully I’ll have time to do more videos in the future, I just got a Toyota punchcard machine I need to devote some time to.

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