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The Fun Theory contest ends Friday!

January 13, 2010

Don’t forget to vote for the Anywhere Organ before it’s too late! http://bit.ly/anywhere-organanywhereorgan

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Nominated for a Fun Theory grant!

December 30, 2009

Vote for the Anywhere Organ!

The Fun Theory Group was founded to gently change people’s behavior through fun and play. They seek to create a public dialog of interaction with open art installations. I’ve been nominated for a grant to help me create something called the Anywhere Organ.

I’ve designed a pipe organ that can be installed into any space, a fire escape, an abandoned warehouse, a drawbridge, turning the entire space into an aspect of the larger instrument. Pipe organs have always fascinated me and it will become a tremendous instrument for getting people to play with space and sound. I’ll be collaborating with Brooklyn musicians to record the sound it makes and put on interactive shows with the organ. Still, I need you to vote for the project to make it happen. Take a look here http://bit.ly/6CDc08 and rate the project.

Thanks for looking. Thanks for reading.

-M@

3d Brains

December 24, 2009

I’ve discovered a few sources for MRI images and the software to turn them into editable 3d meshes. You should check out my process on Thingiverse!

Printable Handcuffs

November 21, 2009

I love the new set of home fabrication 3d printers that are emerging. RepRap is a pretty fascinating project. Makerbot is amazing, affordable, and the folks who operate the company are the salt of the earth (though they don’t cause crops to wither.)  At the moment the machines are pretty basic. They’re not very well suited to jobs that require strength or precision. However, the quality of their output is improving daily and given how easy they are to modify and how open the projects are people come along regularly, releasing their experiments and improving the designs by leaps and bounds.  I thought I’d create a design that creates a working mechanism using only printed parts from these machines. This pair of handcuffs is downloadable, printable, and functional. If you print a copy of your own please let me know.


Ferret7 fabricated his own set! Hot!

Music Video – Erlend Oye – Symptom of Disease

November 19, 2009

Jake Appelbaum posted some incredibly hispeed film of himself on twitter. I just had to do a cut.

On YouTube and Vimeo.

Interview @ Eyebeam

November 18, 2009

See Ming Lee (talented photographer, designer, programmer, and all around badass) found my little spaceman lamps online and came to Eyebeam‘s open house to chat. Did I mention that he’s a videographer, composer, and webdesigner?

Interviewed by GETV at Maker Faire.

October 12, 2009

Getv interview Steampunks
I spoke with Irina Slutsky about Steampunk, corsets, and codpieces at Maker Faire ’09. Do watch, won’t you? Video Link. Geek Entertainment TV.

It's Lonely Out in Space

September 11, 2009

This guy has been a recurrent sketch hanging around in notebooks and receipts for a while. It’s nice to have him all finished and photographed. Possibly there will be a short run of duplicates. I’d love to have him in metal.

I sculpted this in polymer clay over a few days. I’m still debating how to go about making a mold, casting some duplicates, and options for casting in steel or bronze.



DNA Lounge Giant Jagged Metal Signs!

July 19, 2009

Apparently there’s been a curse on the DNA lounge these past fifteen years. The curse stipulates that anyone commissioned to make a sign for the DNA disappears under mysterious circumstances, rescinds on the offer, or becomes a gigantic douchebag. Jabs against my character aside I believe I have broken this curse for… BEHOLD!

We made one negative sign (a sheet with letters cut out) and one positive (what you see here.) This means I got two signs out of one cutting procedure. This is all part of a clever scheme of mine to do less work for more money at all times.

We made one negative sign (a sheet with letters cut out) and one positive (what you see here.) This means I got two signs out of one cutting procedure. This is all part of a clever scheme of mine to do less work for more money at all times.

Since the plasma cutter is a bit of a wonky invention we welded the sign down to the bed to keep it from bending due to the heat of cutting. We actually had a sheet of plywood on the cutting table to kneel on and adjust the head to keep it from crashing up into the warping metal and welding itself in place.

Since the plasma cutter is a bit of a wonky invention we welded the sign down to the bed to keep it from bending due to the heat of cutting. We actually had a sheet of plywood on the cutting table to kneel on and adjust the head to keep it from crashing up into the warping metal and welding itself in place.

See the whole set here.

Skuzzle

July 16, 2009

Here’s a small little puzzle done at Techshop on one of their laser cutters. The image on this one came from Skulladay.com.

Enjoy a googly eye skull puzzle.

Enjoy a googly eye skull puzzle.

*Edit! Got picked up by Skulladay.com! Hoorays! Lookatit here.*