To help students at my university get started with 3D printing using our new Makerbot Replicator, I put together a small booklet containing all of the basic info they need to know to get up and running. The booklet includes a basic introduction to all of the fundamental aspects of 3D printing, and can be used as a handout for nearly any 3D printing event.
This week I began collaborating with glassblowing artist and student Kenny Galusha to explore dynamic lighting in hand-blown glass. At first, Kenny had a nice, uniform frosted glass “coral bowl” piece that we both thought would be worth adding some lighting too. Pretty soon we were sticking my LED circuit under and into whatever random […]
A few months ago I cooked up a simple Processing sketch to generate 2D SVG line art using the superformula, and ever since then I’ve been a little bit obsessed with the possibilities of this mathematical equation. This formula is able to generate a pretty surprising range of interesting organic shapes, and can easily be […]
Last week I sat down with Visual Communication and Design professor Mark Hartman and ordered a MakerBot Replicator 3D printer for UNK’s Art department. Today, it arrived, and I got to be the first person to get their hands on it! I was able to unbox it, set it up, calibrate it and print a […]
After getting tired of spending so much money integrating complete Arduino boards into my projects over the last couple years, I decided to try my hand at making a smaller (and cheaper) board that I could build into projects. My solution was a modified version of the ExtraCore project, with a reset button instead of a low-pass filter.
A few months ago I began working on a wall plotter drawing machine as part of an independent study in my graduate program at UNK. The goal was to not only create the machine, but to also use it to produce some artistic prints, and eventually even install it in public on campus. Fast forward […]