Robot Art

STEAM day is coming up at a local special needs school and I wanted to bring something fun, engineering-y but artsy too.   The kids have various degrees of fine motor control so I knew I would need something as simple as pushing a button, but some of the kids are also pretty motor typical so…

Huawei 2 watch travel charger

For the life of me, I can’t figure out why smart watch makers insist on bundling giant chargers with their devices.  Motorola is probably the worst and was the first travel charger I made, and while Huawei isn’t as large, they attach a 3 foot long USB cable to their chargers. For another project I…

Thresh lantern

I made this piece specifically to mess with my youngest sister.  She’s a fan of thresh and I wanted to make something iconic to lord over her, because even as an adult, I’m still a big brother.    I found a model of the lantern on my mini factory that looked like it would work…

3d printing on fabric

Some folks at my makerspace have been passing around this link  showing a maker who figured out a fun way to 3d print onto fabric.  His technique is to use a meshed fabric, lay down his first layer, then insert the fabric and resume printing the rest of the print.  I had to figure out…

John Colander, John Oliver’s replacement

John  Oliver, one of our favorite comedy hosts, did a bit on coal not too long ago where he predicted that he would be replaced by a robotic tea kettle in about five years.  My wife and I immediately decided that if John was gonna go, we wanted a hand in picking his replacement, so…

Intro panels from Wind Waker in solid bamboo

I love The Legend of Zelda, Wind Waker.  It was the game my wife and I played every night when we first got married, it was the reason we bought a Wii-U and has just been a very happy memory in our lives.  I love the art style and was particularly struck by the story…

WoW house warming gift

My sister is a huge WoW nerd and has recently acquired a new home with blank walls, so I decided that a house warming gift was in order.  First I found a Horde/Alliance mashup image from /u/deathonabun that I downloaded and converted to an SVG for laser engraving.  I wanted this to be a wall…

Mad Eye Moody v2 with Wifi

My Mad-Eye Moody eye has worked pretty well for the past year and has gone to several costume parties where it always catches people by surprise. That’s a fun moment, hearing people around you go “OMG it moved”, but I never felt like the eye itself was interactive enough. It just moved at random, no…

No Face

I’m trying something a little different this time and made a build video. I found the mask on thingiverse and printed it at 200% X&Y and only 100% Z to make it larger but flat. Enjoy!