Work-in-progress: multiple 60HP (Moog) eurorack

Posted by on Oct 26, 2019 in Design, lasersaur | No Comments

A few years ago when buying Moogfest tickets, I noticed that in addition to the “VIP” ticket option there was another choice,  “Engineering/VIP”.  Not only do you get VIP status, you get to do something nerdy and take home hardware so *of course* I go for that upgrade.  The project turned out to be assembling […]

IKEA’s Accessibility Project

Posted by on Mar 17, 2019 in Accessibility, Design | No Comments

IKEA Israel is supporting ThisAbles, a resource for making IKEA products more usable and helping filter products by qualities. Under the “Tables” section is a list of IKEA tables that are accessible for people in wheelchairs.

Back from an unplanned vacation…

Posted by on Sep 22, 2018 in Design, Warifuru | No Comments

A few months ago, while teaching in the Spring, I applied for a F/T position at CMU HCII working on a research project and signed a 1-year contract. However, I’m writing lots of code at work and by the end of the day I really haven’t felt like working on warifuru.  I’m learning caffe, openpose, […]

Revisiting college life as a professor

Posted by on Sep 27, 2017 in Carnegie Mellon, Design | No Comments

In 2009 I earned the first Master of Tangible Interaction Design at Carnegie Mellon.  This Fall I’m Adjunct at CMU School of Art, teaching Introduction to Physical Computing in the IDeATe program (yes that intercap is correct). We have a class blog if you want to follow along, half the students are CFA and half […]

Thermal qualities of E3D’s Edge Filament

Posted by on Aug 20, 2017 in Design, Digifab | No Comments

I’m making some containers for a client who needs to evaporate water from a solution to get the weight of the solids.  It’s straightforward high school chemistry: weigh container add solution dehydrate water in a special enclosure weigh container + solids now you have the weight of the solids. The problem they have is that […]

Music Book Page Holder / Clip

Posted by on Aug 3, 2017 in Design, Digifab | No Comments

Another thing I made for my own use then flipped to sell, a sturdy music book page holder.

Kinect Tripod Mount

Posted by on Aug 3, 2017 in Design, Digifab | No Comments

Q: Ok, so now you have a 3d printer in your house. What do you print? A: More 3d printers! So we have that joke finally out of the way. How about a tripod mount for the (then) shiny new Kinect?

First Order Tool Access, MakerBot Cupcake

Posted by on Aug 3, 2017 in Design, Digifab | No Comments

I built Cupcake #235 and in my first few prints discovered it required maintenance, adjusting, tweaking, etc, to make a good print. I designed and shared some first order tool holders that made my life a bit easier.

A clean Studio is a Happy Studio

Posted by on Aug 1, 2017 in Design | No Comments

Some days when I get frustrated with a project or a client or just plain adulting, I take a mental break by reorganizing my studio. I get way more work done in a clean studio then when it’s a total mess. It’s also a safer studio — tools where they are supposed to be, no […]

Slight warifuru sidetrack

Posted by on Mar 8, 2017 in Design, Warifuru | No Comments

I put a lot of effort in to the front end of warifuru looking at use cases, other software, and how people use laser cutters.   Also did some crash-course learning of Qt5 — which I like way more than Cocoa/iOS — and got a sketch together that could parse DXF in to an abstract model […]

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