This section shows just a few dimensional projects that integrate a variety of different tools and techniques electronics – specifically LED’s, laser cutting, 3D printing, woodworking, and metalworking.
Laser Cut Brain
Duo Owl 3D Print – Part 1: Basic Duo
Duolingo has become a part of my daily life. Duo is a friendly owl that will help you learn just about any language – but he has a dark side. If you miss a day of practice or break “your streak” Duo can become quite impatient and according to fan to meme lore, he may come after you in your sleep.
For Phase 1 of this build, I simply modeled the owl in Blender so that the model would be accessible to anyone with a 3D printer via Thingiverse
Phase 2 will involve LED screens for eyes, so they can be animated as well as servo motor-driven wings.
WIP – 66 inch Planetarium
This architectural dome is being turned into a planetarium to prototype fulldome video projects.
LED Pixel Array
I am creating a low-budget LED pixel array as an open source project.
This light-up ukulele got an upgrade. The lighting components were removed. Smaller, denser LED’s were integrated into the instrument and custom controls were designed using the Pixelblaze platform. The ukulele’s patterns are responsive to sound and motion.
The enclosure was custom designed and 3D printed.
Pole Cat and Lighting: North Shore Pole Fitness Dance Showcase 2023
Aerial arts – silks, lyra, and pole – take an incredible amount of hard work, strength and endurance training. They’re a combination of dance and athletics. The studio does an annual student showcase and the dancers usually perform in this tiny venue without any lighting. This year we decided to change that. My partner and I worked to hang and devise a system to run 14 LED Par lights using TouchDesigner with DMX output.