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From Sketch to Thing

Wednesday, May 11th, 2022

I love how close the final pieces are to the original napkin sketches Gabe BC made. I designed and built both of these pieces a few years back, but just came across the sketches today.

Video Sculpture

Hereafter Locket

Laser Cut Silhouettes, CNC’d Frames

Wednesday, May 11th, 2022

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I finally put something in the oval frames. I very happy with the results.

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Holy Roller

Wednesday, April 27th, 2022

I designed and fabricated the enclosure for Gabe Barcia-Colombo’s piece, Holy Roller. Multiple screens, a computer, and a slot machine handle have been tucked inside.

“The “Holy Roller” is a slot machine that uses machine learning to generate new pieces of life advice upon every pull of the handle. The piece is fed 500,000 quotes from throughout history and generates a new completely unique one for each person who pulls the lever on the machine.”

Mechanism Prototype

Saturday, March 26th, 2022

I breadboarded a potential mechanism for a project I plan on calling “Not a Horse”. The feel of it is quite nice. A half turn of the knob gives me nearly nine inches of travel.

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No. 7 and No. 3

Friday, March 25th, 2022

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Some new robots.

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Wooden Caddy

Friday, March 25th, 2022

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Milled a little wooden caddy. My favorite part is the cork on the bottom.

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Oval Frames

Friday, March 25th, 2022

Oval Frames

Some CNC’d, hand finished oval frames. I really like the washer system for holding the glass and pictures in place. I think there will be a lot more ovals to come.

Oval Frames

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Oval Frames

Cow Piggy Bank

Friday, March 25th, 2022

Cow Bank

Quick CNC’d cow piggy bank prototype. I’m thinking walnut for the final one.

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Donut PCB

Saturday, May 15th, 2021

Created a custom PCB for the Donut Controller. Designed in VectorWorks due to the odd geometry.

Donut PCB

Magnet Feel

Sunday, March 7th, 2021

Magnetic Pivoting Mechanism

I’m working on a pivoting mechanism that will have 6 positions, each position is held in place by magnets. I want to get the right “magnet feel”, not too much holding pressure, not too little. Also satisfying and fun to operate. Maybe a little addictive too.

I know the strength of a magnet can be measured, but I haven’t found much out there on quantifying how a magnetic connection feels. So my Magnet Feel Scale from one to ten: ONE being — getting your fingers pinched between two rare earth magnets, and TEN — the addictive snapping into place of the iPad Smart Cover.

Magnetic position mechanism