We hosted a Bonfire Night party here in Portland, and used it as an opportunity to both learn and teach about Guy Fawkes, then vote on whether he was a hero or villain. Also: an opportunity for papercraft and research.
Bonfire Night: Food Labels
A minor detail for our Guy Fawkes party: goth-victorian placards identifying food as vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, or containing nuts.
Bonfire Night: Invitations and Door Gate
Designing and manufacturing beautiful goth-victorian invitations, with the side-effect that the filigree coffin doors can scale up to actual-door size!
3D-Printed Droid Bobbleheads
I remixed some Star Wars droid bobbleheads for use on the car dashboard.
ATEM Mini Pro Covers
In my previous post about prototyping laser designs in cardboard, I mentioned that I’m staying in the guest bedroom that doubles as my office. I work in video, and part of my fancy video setup is an ATEM Mini Pro — basically a little video switcher. It’s a great device, but has two problems. The … Continue reading ATEM Mini Pro Covers
Cardboard Prototyping a Laser-Cut Camera Cover
Over the years, I’ve gotten pretty good at eyeballing laser-cutter designs. I’ll always prototype in cardboard. Increasingly often, the prototype and the final versions are one and the same. A number of things start off with a boxes.py parametric box followed by tweaks. I work from home, from the tiny house in the backyard. Recently, … Continue reading Cardboard Prototyping a Laser-Cut Camera Cover
Making a Light-Up QR Code Panel
I built a panel etched with a QR code that lights up to your own personal colors when you scan it.
Using the Adafruit Feather Huzzah With AWS IoT
Getting an ESP8266 or ESP32 working with AWS IoT isn’t difficult, but also isn’t straightforward or well documented. This lays out the necessary infrastructure and code.
Playing Telephone with Image AI
I played a game of telephone, pitting AI image-captioning against AI image-rendering.
Stray Cosplay for my Cats
My first big sewing project wasn’t just cosplay. It was cosplay for my cats. Making a Stray backpack.