I tend to post most of my project updates to the blog, but I wanted a place where I could have a static list of some of the things I’ve worked on. This is that list. (Each project will also have a list of blog posts that relate to it.)

annular

annular

annular is a series of painting that came about due to my work using Processing to generate grids of objects with randomized values mixed in.


CheerLCD

CheerLCD

The CheerLCD is part of a global network of holiday lights that are controlled by Twitter and ThingSpeak. I used an Adafruit LCD Display, a 3D printed tree, and some Perl to build it.


RepRap

RepRap

I built a MakerGear Prusa Mendel RepRap 3D Printer from nothing but a box full of parts, poorly written instructions, and the Internet.


Arc-O-Matic

Arc-O-Matic

For Spring Gallery Night 2012 I built an Arduino-controlled arm that draws arcs. It consisting of two servo motors, wooden dowels, hot glue, gaff tape, and a C47 to hold a Sharpie marker.


Plastic Sun

Plastic Sun

A piece I created for the “Tool at Hand” Challenge, which asked artists to create a work using just one tool. I chose a heat gun, and used plastic bags as the medium.


CheerLight

CheerLight

The CheerLight is part of a global network of holiday lights that are controlled by Twitter and ThingSpeak. I used an Arduino, a ShiftBrite, and a bunch of random bits and pieces I found around the house to assemble it.


Make A Sketch

Make A Sketch

The Make A Sketch features an Arduino-based controller and a Processing application that work together to function like an old Etch A Sketch, letting you draw images using just two knobs. It’s a blend of old-school analog art with the modern digital world.


The Photo Booth

The Photo Booth

I wanted a good looking photo booth I could use for events, so with the custom-built USB button, cabinet, and an old iMac, The Photo Booth was ready to go. (And yes, it’s available for rental.)


Friday Night Drawbot

Friday Night Drawbot

I love robots, and I love art, so one Friday night when I was home alone with my youngest daughter, it was easy to convince her that we should hang out in the basement and try to build a robot that draws things. I’ve also had the Drawbot do its thing in public, at the Milwaukee Makerspace Mini Maker Fair.


Twitter Monkey

Twitter Monkey

When I first got into using the Arduino microcontroller in 2010 I had an idea for a simple project involving a hand puppet and polling the Twitter stream. I debuted it at the November 2010 Web414 Meeting and it ended up getting mentioned on a number of high-profile sites.


Time Lapse Bot 3

Time Lapse Bot

At the first BarCampMilwaukee in 2006, a group of people put together a time lapse webcam using an iMac I provided. After that, I was hooked. I’ve ended up creating “Time Lapse Bots” at many of the events I’ve been involved with, so I eventually built an all-in-one unit.


Guess The Photo Project

Guess The Photo

Guess The Photo started as a simple guessing game where I would post a black and white macro photo on Flickr and ask people to guess what it was. People enjoyed the guessing game, and I’ve seen a few “social media” agencies use a very similar idea. I ended up showing the photos at the Delafield Art Walk in May 2010.


Panoramic Tripod Head

Panoramic Tripod Head

A professional panoramic tripod head can easily costs hundreds of dollars. As I was learning about panoramic photography I decided to build my own panoramic head. I constructed it in just a few hours out of scrap material I had around the house.


RPM Challenge

RPM Challenge

In 2008 I took part in the RPM Challenge, which involves recording an entire album in 28 days. I’ve done it three times now, and will probably do it again.


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