77 posts Posts by andrew

Making the Frank Gehry Wiggle Chair, Pt. 1

I’ve been a fan of the Frank Gehry Wiggle Chair for a while, but like most people, probably won’t ever feel great about spending $7,800 on a cardboard chair. So, it’s time to make my own! I used Fusion 360 to model the chair from a picture, and decided to experiment with some of the more… Continue Reading →

Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Garden

MY VIDEO OF THE MUSEUM: Ever since I saw a picture of the sculpture ‘Man Carving his own Destiny’ by Albin Polasek, I’ve wanted to pay a visit to the Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Garden in Winter Park, Florida. A recent vacation to Sarasota, Florida brought me close enough to warrant the day trip… Continue Reading →

New Year’s Eve 2017 LED Persistence of Vision Machine!

I’ve wanted to build an LED Persistence of Vision machine with my Blinky Pendant for a while now, but I’ve just never had a chance to sit down and play with it. For NYE this year, I decided to try and build a spinning POV message that said “HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017” or something like that. I… Continue Reading →

Unboxing a 15″ MacBook Pro w/ Touch Bar!

Hey, I finally got a new computer! I’ve been waiting for Apple to make a new MacBook Pro for *ages*, so when they released the new 15″ MacBook Pro W/ Touch Bar, I was one of the first to line up to buy it! I had the same reservations that many people had (dongle nightmare, 16… Continue Reading →

Making a 3D Printed Mold for Smooth-On Ecoflex

  Making a 3D Printed mold is something I’ve wanted to do for a while, but I’ve always been intimidated by the industrial packaging of mold-making material and the steep learning curve involved in its use. After watching this awesome video by designer Carmelo Nazario, I decided the process was easy enough to try on… Continue Reading →

Challenger II: An Optical Theremin

The Challenger II is an optical theremin, built out of a floppy drive, an Express for Men 1MX dress shirt, and other spare parts.

Von Braun XV

The Von Braun XV is a synthesizer, originally built in 2007. The circuit is a modified 556 IC APC circuit, originally designed by Forrest M. Mims in 1980 and called the ‘Sound Synthesizer’. This particular circuit was modified by Beavis Audio Research for use with a line output. The Von Braun is housed in a painted cigar… Continue Reading →

Making 3D Printed Cat Armor

PREPARE FOR BATTLE A full suit of battle ready cat armor that can be made on a 3D Printer! Thingiverse user and YouTuber PRINTTHATTHING designed this awesome set of Cat Armor and uploaded the design to Thingiverse, and I knew I had to make it! The suit has a solid feel to it, and is articulated… Continue Reading →

Converting an MRI Brain Scan into a 3D Printed Model

If you’re interested, we can give you a CD with a copy of all the data from the MRI after the procedure. I guess you could use it for…something? Wait, why do you want it? Living in the future is pretty cool, right? After scheduling my brain MRI, I was told that I would be… Continue Reading →

Using Amazon Prime Now 2 Hour Delivery in Richmond, VA

Amazon is offering a new service called “Prime Now” that allows for free 2 hour delivery (or 1 hour delivery for $7.99) of many products from the Amazon Prime catalog. Cool stuff, right? Richmond, VA is one of the three cities they are testing the service in (the other two are Nashville and and San… Continue Reading →