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3D Printed Catapult

3D Printed Catapult

My coworkers gave me the challenge of 3d printing something Medieval related. I decided to make a Catapult with the added challenge of making it really fire. I designed the catapult as a series of pieces that could be printed separately and … Continue reading

Antique Lock Render

Antique Lock Render

A few months ago I picked up this antique lock for a few bucks from my favorite flea market. I didn’t actually need a lock, but I loved it’s charm. After having it sit on my desk for a few … Continue reading

Bay Area Wandering

Bay Area Wandering

My exploring buddy goes by the handle @bayareawanderer on Instagram. Over the past year he’s been compiling footage of the urban exploration and graffiti yards we’ve visited. He finally made a video, and it came out wonderful. Check it out!

Nintendo 64

Nintendo 64

I’ve been craving Nintendo a lot recently, playing a bunch of NES and Super NES on emulators (of course, using their real controllers). So after I modeled my 3DS XL, I thought I’d model my N64 which I had lying … Continue reading

Nintendo 3DS XL

Nintendo 3DS XL

My Nintendo 3DS is one of my favorite consoles. I decided to do some more hard surface modeling and make a Nintendo 3DS XL. The pictures below represent the default Blue 3DS XL, but I made textures for many of … Continue reading

Pretty Lights - Sea of Dreams

Sea of Dreams 12/30/2014

Once again I visited Pretty Lights, this time at the Sea of Dreams new years show. Though, it was a two day festival I went the day before new years eve, as tickets were cheaper, plus Glitch Mob opened! Speaking … Continue reading

Flooded Car

My car got flooded

Thumbnail slightly related! About 10 days ago everyone was talking about the Rainpocalypse – a storm the meteorologists had predicted to be particularly nasty. While it didn’t exactly have the death toll everyone was expecting, it did rain hard and … Continue reading

TI-89 Blender Render

TI-89 Classic

When I first got my Texas Instruments TI-89 I fell in love with the device. Of course, this was years ago before smartphones or tablets. Sure, PalmOS existed back then, but there was something special about the TI graphing calculators. … Continue reading

Diehard Flashlight Render

DieHard 41-6003 Render

Sometimes when I look around the room I noticed hard surface objects that I think would be fun to model and render, or quick to model and render. Seeing this flashlight on my desk I decided it would be both … Continue reading

Ultimaker

Ultimaker Original

I’ve wanted a 3D printer for years… almost four years if I recall correctly. The day has finally come. My coworker gave me a heads-up that her friend was selling her Ultimaker original. I made an offer and took home … Continue reading

G-Board 24

G-Board 24

I’ve always loved music, and being a creator I’ve always tried to create music. While I tend to be good at art and engineering, I’ve never felt confident in my ability to make music. A few years back I decided … Continue reading

Node Bucket

Node Bucket (Beta)

A long time a go I wrote a paint-bucket style painting application. Just for fun I decided to make a special mode where the paint bucket would randomly change colors at various times, or change color every time I pushed … Continue reading

MIDI Theremin

MIDI Theremin

Even though I’m not the best musician, I’ve always enjoyed experimenting with music. Since I’ve been learning electronics recently I got excited when I realized that it would now be easy to build MIDI capable hardware! I bought a MIDI … Continue reading

Draw Bot Simulator

Draw Bot Simulator

TL;DR: I made a plotter that uses rotations to draw, and it’s hypnotic to watch. So recently I imagined an interesting way for a robot to draw images. Typically drawing robots (sometimes called “plotters”) use two axes, one for horizontal … Continue reading

Super Helping Hands

Super Helping Hands

If you’ve ever used these things, you know how evil they are: So I was browsing sparkfun.com and found that they had a new style of helping hands, that seemed… much helpier. In case you didn’t check the link, they … Continue reading

Dash LED Hack

Dash Light Cluster Hack

A little while ago my cars key broke off in it’s ignition. You might have seen the video I posted about hot wiring my car. Well, all was going good until I had to drive at night. With my car … Continue reading

91 Corolla Hot Wire Rig

91 Toyota Corolla Hotwire Rig

Recently the tip of my key broke off in my 91 Toyota Corolla’s ignition cylinder. After finding out it would be $400 to repair, I decided to have a go at it myself. If I broke the ignition, that would … Continue reading

1BR to 2BR Conversion Room Build

1BR-to-2BR House Hack

I recently moved into my friends one bedroom apartment. For the first month we shared the master bedroom, but you know, privacy is nice and all. A few years ago I had done a simpler project where I put up … Continue reading

74LS595 Shift Out Register Tutorial

74LS595 Shift Register Tutorial

Since I’m new to electronics I thought I would document some of my successful experiments. Both so others can learn from my progress and so I can have a reference to revisit in the future in case I run into … Continue reading

Arduino Text Editor

Arduino Text Editor

Recently I decided to level up at electronics engineering. When I went to the 2014 San Mateo Maker’s Fair I picked up an Arduino UNO, not really knowing what to expect. After doing some of the basic tutorials I decided … Continue reading

Sure Strike - Laser Training Bullet Commercial

Sure Strike Commercial

I was commissioned to make a short intro film / commercial for a product that Fast Draw Supply was selling. It’s a pretty cool product. It’s a laser in the form factor of a bullet. It can be loaded into … Continue reading

Invisible Everything - Skateboard Parody Film

Invisible Everything

Many years ago I briefly went through a skateboarding phase. It didn’t last long, but something stuck with me for several years after: an innovative seen from “Girl: Yeah Right!,” where the skaters painted their boards green, and then used … Continue reading

Seinfelds Apartment

Seinfeld’s Apartment in 3D

As I wrote about earlier, I recently got an Oculus Rift. Because the current version isn’t consumer-ready, it’s marketed as a developer prototype. As such, Oculus currently includes a 6 month free trial of the Unity game engine so developers … Continue reading

Girafa Model

Girafa Model

Someday I would like to 3D model all of my favorite Graffiti characters that I’ve discovered around the Bay Area. Of course, I had to start with my favorite, and the one that brought me closer to the Graffiti game … Continue reading

swirls

Swirls Arcade

I made this game for the same business I made the Swirls Website for. Although this wasn’t part of the job, I made it for fun to get back into programming.

The idea was to make a touch-screen compatible game for customers to pass time with, while waiting in line or for their order to be prepared.
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Multitouch Art

Multitouch Art

This time I built a simple multitouch system using some wiimote hacking techniques. The idea was to make a future new-media art piece that would allow any number of viewers to change it as they desire. The artist creates a world, instead of a static piece. This ended up being the final in my ART 12 class. Continue reading

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