Wheels and Axles

June 30th, 2015

Off the shelf wheels

Pretty beefy wheels and axles for some toy cars. Everything to make these are off the shelf.

18-8 Stainless Steel Female Threaded Round Standoffs - 1/4″ OD 5/8″ Lg. 10-32

Tight-Tolerance Shoulder Screws - 1/4″ Shoulder Dia. - Head Dia.: 3/8″, Head Ht: 3/16″

High-Temperature Silicone O-Ring - 3/16 Fractional Width, Dash Number 322

Prime-Line Products D 1503 Steel Ball Bearing Sliding Door Roller, 1-1/2-Inch, 2-Pack

Toy Cars

June 19th, 2015


I’ve been playing with different ideas for wheels recently (more on that soon), and so I obviously needed some toy cars to attach them to. Here are some of the first passes. 2D CNC’d plywood pieces glued together. Needs sanding, finshing, and wheels obviously.

Car A

Car C

Car B

Dish is a Notable in the Core77 Awards

June 7th, 2015

Walnut Alert Dish

Matt Richardson and I won a Notable honor in the Open Design category of the Core77Awards for our Connected Decor - Dish project.

This is very cool and we’re very excited. It’s also a voting type thing, so if you feel like it, please vote for us or any of the other great honorees.

Vote here.

Leece Lamp Finished

June 2nd, 2015

Finished and Wired

All oiled, waxed, and wired up. I have no idea what species this wood is, but I like the way it looks.

Finished and Wired

Finished and Wired

Leece Lamp

June 1st, 2015

Tung Oil

Working on a new lamp, have no idea what species the wood is. Wedding gift for some cool people.

Turned and Sanded

Maker's Mark

Weezie’s Enclosure - Gettin’ There

June 1st, 2015

First Enclosure Ready for Components

Put the oil finish on and added some threaded inserts. It’s all ready for the PCB’s and components.

Second coat of Tung Oil

Second coat of Tung Oil

Weezie’s Enclosure

May 29th, 2015

CNCing Done

Working on a walnut and aluminum enclosure for the fantastic Weezie. So far, glued up some walnut and did some initial CNC work. More to come.

Walnut Glue-ups

Before and After

Before and After

Subtraction at ITP Spring Show 2015

May 20th, 2015

Subtraction at ITP Spring Show 2015

My Subtraction class is showing their work at the ITP Spring Show. They all did amazing work.

Subtraction at ITP Spring Show 2015

Subtraction at ITP Spring Show 2015

Shapeoko Control Box

May 8th, 2015

Shapeoko Controls

Slowly been putting a Shapeoko 2 together. One of my issues was what kind of enclosure to house all of the electronics and controls. I settled on using an electrical junction box. And yes, my CNC goes to 11.

Shapeoko Controls

Key Switch

May 7th, 2015

Key Switch from SparkFun

I’m excited to use these key switches in some robots. Only the key master can activate the bot.