Archive for January, 2010

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

The Engineers Guide to Drinks

DIY Air Cannon

Sunday, January 17th, 2010

Our family was at the Liberty Science Center a few weeks ago and they were setting AirZookas. These are “air cannons”; they shoot a ball of air at a target/person/butterfly and hilarity ensues with a healthy running start. I must say that they are very accurate, but expensive, so I made one.

DIY Air Cannon

Note to self for future projects

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

* Quadracopter like this using the old RC chopper bits in the basement.
* Print flexible PCBs on paper with conductive ink (ink = silver nitrate + ascorbic acid).
* Micro X/Y table using CD laser sleds.

Mixed Messages

Monday, January 11th, 2010

Simultaneously the happiest and saddest fortune cookie ever.

Made the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs

Sunday, January 10th, 2010

Cisco and I took Bridget up to Boston and came back the same day. It’s a 400 mile round trip but we made pretty good time…about 43 seconds.

Even a stopped watch is right twice a day

Monday, January 4th, 2010

This is an arty clock in Union Square. The left half tells you the time to 10ths of a second and the right side shows you how much time is left in the day. You can tell it’s art because
a) it highlights the fleeting nature of time and our own mortality and
b) it’s useless, being an hour slow.


Saturday, January 2nd, 2010

My Halloween Eyes Project

Friday, January 1st, 2010

I did this for Halloween a couple of years ago.

Here’s a posting from my iphone

Friday, January 1st, 2010

With a picture of one of Mike Bloomberg’s rivals in the recent NYC mayoral election

Update: who, as it turns out, was the most popular write-in candidate.

Hello World

Friday, January 1st, 2010

Let’s see if I’m going to be sufficiently motivated to keep this updated. I’ll be posting updates on my latest projects (the majority of which I will never finish), funny/odd things that I encounter in NYC (with pictures where available) and observations which at least I find hugely entertaining.

The latest funny thing is that I carried this guy from 65th to 70th street to help him in his effort to be carried the length of Manhattan. He’s making a video of it and I’ve started writing my autobiography in anticipation of the media frenzy.