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Missing Link Trailer

This is the first trailer for the film I’ve been working on at LAIKA for the past 2.5 years. I’m seriously overwhelmed by the amount of talent, sweat, and blood that went into this beauty. Enjoy.

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.

Sun wear

Traces of evaporation

Maybe this cold, awful, but beautiful winter is finally coming to a close. I really enjoyed these patterns made on the sidewalk by evaporated water.

Pan roasted

A friend of mine recently went in on an order from Sweet Maria’s for their green coffee beans. I roasted them in a small sauce pan, temp on HIGH, while agitating with a whisk for about 10-15 minutes. Forgot how much I enjoyed roasting these – and even better, waking up to super fresh coffee.