I worked with Chris Imbriano during the TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2014 Hackathon. We spent the weekend hacking around with the Muse, a consumer EEG headband, NodeJS and the Spark Core. By the end of the 24 hours, we were able to control the lights connected to the Spark Cores using only our mind. The best part is that(…)
I got together with my friend Alex for a day of painting on April 13, 2014. I used the missing Malaysia Airlines 370 flight as a muse to come up with this painting which I’m calling “Waiting”. It shows a flight recorder on the ocean floor.
I made this end grain cutting board for my good friend Qais and his lovely bride for their wedding. Congratulations to them! It’s my first woodworking project and it’s not perfect, but I still think it came out pretty sweet. It’s made out of Hard Maple and Purple Heart woods that I got from Inventables.(…)
I took the plane out for a weekend to Sky Acres, a particularly hilly airport, and noticed that the club didn’t have any wheel chocks in the plane. I found some on the ramp, but thought it’d be more convenient to have a pair in the baggage area. This, combined with the need to use my(…)
Here’s a pumpkin I carved and gave to Tom & Jodi at Fischer Aviation. It has some simple lights in it that strobe and blink. The LEDs are running off of an Arduino Uno. I made it at MakerBar during our Pumpkin Hacking night.
A food + electronics project? Yup. Please be careful if you plan to do this. Electricity and water(melon) don’t mix well. I got shocked a few times. I made this glowing cow watermelon for my annual Beef Appreciation BBQ. After I gutted the watermelon, I cut out a cow face with a few layers to(…)
I made this to keep my iPhone from sitting on the floor or dangling from the cord. It fits nicely around the charging dongle. It’s available for download here: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:126372 I started with a fairly solid prototype, but needed to make some changes: Made the wall charger opening bigger. Added lots of holes to reduce plastic(…)
More Productive Procrastination The Karma Controller lets you procrastinate on Reddit more efficiently. The buttons control the following functions: Upvote! Downvote Move up Move down Toggle image Open comments in new tab Close tab I’m giving away five of them at http://karmacontroller.com/. They’ll be professionally printed and hand-built by me! The professionally printed boards came in(…)
Happy Easter! I attempted to create an egg circuit. It kinda worked. I used a Circuit Writer pen and less-than-patiently let that dry for hours. Then I painstakingly soldered the LEDs and the wire. Some notes: Paint the circuit the day before Easter, so that it dries and becomes more conductive. Use thinner lines. There’s(…)
Control Something Do you need to exercise some control over the physical world, but don’t want to leave your computer? Well then, take a minute to set the color of my desk on a day of your choosing at http://colormydesk.com/ Yes, I backlit my desk and connected the lights to a server that anyone can(…)