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(…)
I painted my Honda Civic today! It was shiny blue before and is now matte black. Thanks Isabell for making the video. Why? Because I saw it on the internets. How? I used Plastidip. More specifically, I power washed the car first, cleaned it with denatured alcohol, and then sprayed on four coats of Plastidip,(…)
This was my first soldering project. I went to Soldering Wednesdays at Makerbar. Thanks to Andy Fundinger for teaching me to solder and letting me use all his equipment. It worked on the first try!
I made this as a 2012 Christmas present for my niece, Karolina. I was going to paint Eeyor to continue the Winnie the Pooh theme, but she wanted Mickey. Kids these days..
I was half way through making myself some mozzarella sticks and Hurricane Sandy came along and knocked out the power. Here they are by flashlight.