2×4 Project Enclosures

October 30th, 2014

Enclosures with components

I’ve been experimenting with different materials for small electronic project enclosures, and lately I’ve been into using scrap 2×4’s. Something about the look I really like.

Cored Out 2 by 4 Project Enclosure

A quick how to can be found here.

Cored Out Center

Vacuum Former Build Part 3

October 23rd, 2014

Electric Grill

I got a cheap electric grill for the heating element of the build. Striped it down and ready to try some tests.

The components so far

Vacuum Former Build Part 2

October 23rd, 2014

Carrier Frame and Vacuum Table

I CNC’d some MDF for the vacuum table part of the build. Glued and sandwiched it all together. There is a hole at the bottom that fits the hose on our shop vac.

Carrier Frame and Vacuum Table

MDF Vacuum Table

Table before snading.

Vacuum Former Build

October 22nd, 2014

Carrier Frame with Plastic

I’ve been meaning to build a vacuum former for a long time. The first step is the Carrier Frame, the part that holds the plastic.

Carrier Frame with Plastic

I made it from 1″ angle aluminum (1/16″ thick), 90 degree flat angle brackets, a piano hinge cut to length, and some counter sink screws and nuts.

Plastic Carrier Frame

More to come.

Big Bats

October 20th, 2014

My friend Matt Epler asked me to show him how to make baseball bats for a fun project of his. Big Bats is a search through historical data (1903-2013) for performances by players who seemed like they were literally playing with a larger bat than everyone else.

Great job Matt. And the Mike Shmidt bat is hysterical.

Refurbished Cherry Lamp

October 17th, 2014

Refurbished Cherry Lamp

I just refinished an old cherry lamp I made my friend Corban a while back. The wax finish really deteriorated, but it came right back with a little TLC. What really surprised me was the light and dark parts of the grain changed dramatically over the years.

Cherry Lamp 2

The lamp 7 years ago.

Robot Skeleton

October 13th, 2014

Robot Skeleton and Box

The kid wanted a robot skeleton, so the kid got a Robot Skeleton. Happy birthday buddy and happy early Halloween.

Robot Skeleton in Box

NYC Park Lamp

October 6th, 2014

NYC Park Lamp

My latest lamp.

The wood comes from Highbridge Park that came down during the Sandy storm a while back. I believe it is some sort of birch.

NYC Park Lamp

Robot Recipes at the DUMBO Art Festival 2014

September 29th, 2014

DUMBO Arts Festival 2014

It’s all kind of a blur, but the DUMBO Arts Festival went great. Thanks to everybody who came out to see the Bots.

DUMBO Arts Festival 2014

DUMBO Arts Festival 2014

DUMBO Arts Festival 2014

DUMBO Arts Festival 2014

Office Hours

September 29th, 2014

The ITP Residents put on a great show at the DUMBO Arts Festival, if I do say so myself. Really proud of and impressed by my friends/colleagues.