Archive for the ‘Unfinished Project’ Category
Got the head mechanism working and some other small odds and ends. Gettin there.
I’m putting together a toy robot this week, hopefully a certain 4 year old will like it.
Coffee can, chili peppers can, light fixture odds and ends, bolts, and a toggle switch. The robot is taking shape.
All of the controls will be on the back. Illuminated switches and buttons are fun, but my favorite part is a timer switch I pulled from a broken toaster oven.
Experimenting with some round tins and micro toggle switches. They kind of remind me of Krull.
Starting May 23rd, I will be working every Thursday this summer in the Mad Museum Open Studios.
I will be making lamps and other turned objects from a lathe that looks down on Columbus Circle. Going to be a great summer.
MoMA Design Store launches the eleventh event in the Destination: Design series, Destination: NYC – Made in the USA. The collection features approximately 200 lifestyle products by New York designers including home accessories, furniture, paper goods and jewelry. All products are designed in one of the five boroughs of New York City and manufactured in the United States. Muted colors, graffiti art and pop culture iconography are a few elements of New York’s culture that will be celebrated in the product collection.
May 15–Aug 1.
More details can be found here.
The Clamp Lamp (did I come up with the name first, then build the lamp? possibly) is a very simple, very useful little light. Plywood base, a gooseneck, a light socket, and a cord are about all you need. Clamp it to a surface using a standard C clamp, and you’re good to go.
I had an old construction light cover that I rescued from my grandpa’s farm decades ago. Finally have a use for it.
I had enough parts to make a second one of these, but this time I attached a magnifying glass to the end of the gooseneck. Don’t know how handy it is for me, but I like the look.