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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 →

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 →

3D Printing Immortan Joe’s Mask from Mad Max: Fury Road

As you may already know, I’m a pretty big fan of the Mad Max movies. Thingiverse user filipturz uploaded this awesome 3D model based on the mask Immortan Joe wears in Mad Max: Fury Road. He totally nailed it, and it looks awesome! Printing / Building / Painting The mask prints in two parts, and I printed… Continue Reading →

First scan with the Occipital Structure 3D Scanner

My first test scan with the Occipital Structure 3D Scanner! This small statue of Atlas holding the world is a powerlifting trophy  I received from the RAW Record Breakers Meet in January, 2014. The model scanned really well, and I was very happy with the final result. The free version of Skanect limits the exported file to 5,000… Continue Reading →