Hereafter Institute Locket - Black Edition

August 24th, 2016

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While we’re on the subject of finishes, I just got this one anodized flat black. It looks great, but it also feels great. Nice work Tru-Tone Metals.

The Hereafter Institute Locket (both Original and Black Editions) will be on display at LACMA this weekend. If you’re in the LA area, check it out.

Tumbling with Brass

August 24th, 2016

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Been experimenting with some different aluminum finishes lately. Got the mirrored finish down pretty good, but I’ve also been tumbling parts with brass screws. Tumbled on left, sanded on right. I really like how old, dirty, and pitted the parts come out.

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Hereafter Institute Locket

August 23rd, 2016

The Hereafter Locket

One of the projects I worked on for the Hereafter Institute is the Locket, a wearable memorial.

Hereafter Institute Locket

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Hereafter Institute

August 23rd, 2016

This summer I’ve been working on some projects for the Hereafter Institute.

Gabriel Barcia-Colombo has launched the Hereafter Institute, where participants will have the opportunity to plan their digital afterlife and learn about the artist’s proposed technological solutions for the preservation of the digital soul.

In a private consultation, the artist and his team will introduce options for digital preservation including 3D body scanning, wearable memorialization, and the embedding of personal data into everyday objects.

If you are in the LA area this weekend, you should check it out.

What a great team, project, and experience.

Shiffman’s Frame

August 23rd, 2016

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Made some frames for a project Dan Shiffman is working on. Some laser cut acrylic, standoffs, a monitor, a Raspberry Pi, and camera. Yes, I know the screen is upside down, we’ll flip it in the software.

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Turning Pine

July 18th, 2016

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Pine wood was pretty much the first “serious” material I ever really worked with. But I haven’t done anything with pine for years. I got my hands on some large logs of pine, from a tree that fell during Sandy, and figured I’d turn some lamps.

The pine is very soft and had a lot of tear out, but I really liked the grain patterns. I think a finish is really going to make it pop.

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Moiré Pattern Clock

July 5th, 2016

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Made a quick prototype for a clock mechanism powered Moire Pattern kinetic sculpture. Laser cut some cardboard (back of a yellow legal pad), painted it black and white, fitted it to an off the shelf clock mechanism.

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Utility Belt Workshop

June 8th, 2016

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I taught a utility belt making workshop with Kate Hartman the other day. A lot of fun.

First step is actually make a belt: strap, buckle, clip, tri-glide, and do a little sewing. Next, we’ll add electronics and gadgets.

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Weave Through Tri Glide

Buckle and Clip

Milling My Own PCBs: Knylon

June 8th, 2016

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Finally got around to milling my own PCBs. I’ve been wanting to “formalize” the Knight Rider/Cylon LED circuit (I’m calling it Knylon). I did the CAD through 123D Circuit and the milling with the Othermill. After a few iterations, I have something I really like.

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Good Job Minions

May 31st, 2016

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It was her birthday, and she wanted Minion Robots. So she got Minion Robots.

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