A Long Distance Lamp (Version 01)

Brief What I am intending to do and why. Long distance relationships are tough. There are many technologies that help to alleviate some of the difficulties of distance, such as video calling, instant messaging, even connected devices that simulate physical touching. Yet long distances remain hard. The solutions above all require an ‘active’ participation, each […]

Full Circle: A Hand Cranked Power Supply

  In my first assignment for Fabrication I created a hand-cranked flash light with parts from the junk shelf. For this final assignment I thought it would be wonderfully fitting to expand on that concept and create a hand crank that could power my other assignments, or any projects in the future.

Atari Punk Macbook Charger

This hack was created for my ITP class Intro to Fabrication. In another class, Basic Analog Circuits, we’ve recently been covering the 555 timer. One of my favourite ridiculous ways to use the 555 timer is in an Atari Punk Console – basically a weird noise machine. Two 555 chips are used to generate interfering […]

Junk: The Green Flashlight

The Work (in progress) The Inspiration The inspiration for this project came from another project I did a while ago, on a different continent, with far less electronics understanding than I have now. In short, I needed to light up and make “interactive” a sign, with no access to wall power. The result was A Hand […]

Transmitting data over light using PJON (Proof of Concept)

Today I learned that an LED can be used to both transmit light (the intended purpose) and also to receive light. A little bit of electricity is sent back along the anode when enough light is received by the LED. With some clever manipulation, this effect can be used to turn an LED into a […]

gLoves: a Christmas gift for nerds.

Introduction The gLoves are an attempt at reparations with my partner after spending four years together in Abu Dhabi. The UAE is a wonderful place, but its social norms frown upon even mild PDA. To make up for the many years of lost handholding, and considering that we’re now both in a place with bitter […]