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Going slow to go fast

This year I realized a longtime dream of mine to learn about high performance driving, as much as I can, without going broke. Early in the year I had an instructor named Dan (in the photo above) who could probably start a meditation tape series talking about vehicle dynamics. He had an interesting knack for knowing where I was […]

Honda CRX custom radiator support

I bought a Honda CRX last year as my daily and track day / autocross toy. My first car was a CRX and a big chunk of my website when I was a teenager was devoted to my Honda projects and general nerdery. I’m working on a larger page about this resurgence of a car […]

Broken light prototype

I realized a basic prototype of a light I’ve been wanting to make for a while. My concept was to emulate accidental industrial lighting effects that I photograph. Examples of those effects are mixed color temperatures, broken diffusion elements, and multiple point sources. It’s rough but the results are interesting.

Missing Link

‘Missing Link’ is out today, April 12th! This is the film I’ve been working on at LAIKA for the past (almost) 3 years and my first credit in a feature film as Camera and Motion Control Engineer. I’m seriously overwhelmed by the amount of talent, sweat, and blood that went into this beauty. Go check […]

Orange glasses

I designed and 3D printed new temples for my glasses. Being a camera guy, I wear a lot of black. So, I guess I’ve got to work in some pops of color somewhere. Print your own with my files on Thingiverse here.

Tampy tamp tamp

I bought a broken Nuova Simonelli espresso machine on eBay and fixed it up. Okay, it wasn’t really “broken.” I think the guy who sold it just didn’t care to fix it or understand how the water sensing mechanism worked. It’s caveman stuff (or ultra clever. or both. i can’t decide). There are two terminals […]

Beach Radio

I found a neat old National AB-235 solid state radio at a swap meet this spring for $5. Since it wasn’t working anymore, I thought it’d make a great bluetooth radio for the beach. To keep the original speaker and all of its tinny charm, I needed more depth for electronics. My solution was to create a new […]

3D printer

I bought my first 3D printer! It’s an Anet A8 (Prusa i3 clone). After assembly, adding belt tensioners, and installing a MOSFET so the board didn’t melt and burn my place down, I’ve been making small prints and dialing in my bed leveling technique. My first larger project is converting a vintage radio into a Bluetooth one.

Pan/tilt head controller with Unity

Recently I found a Telemetrics PT-LP at surplus for cheap. Originally designed to move TV studio cameras with teleprompters, it’s powered by some hefty servos and has heavy baffling foam to maintain quiet operation. After making a power cable for it and writing a basic controller for it in Unity, I can drive now drive […]

You look more like yourself these days

This leaf looks more like a real leaf than it ever has.