You Are America (And So Did I!)

You Are America (And So Did I!)

To celebrate recently becoming and American citizen, I am having an art show at Brooks Institute’s Gallery 27. The show opens at 5PM on September 5th and is open to the public, please stop by and say hi! The show title is in response to American cultural hero,...
Cedar Beer Caddies

Cedar Beer Caddies

I made a couple dozen wooden beer caddies for Christmas gifts – it took a little longer than expected to cut the inserts but the carriers turned out really well and I was able to fill and deliver them today. Just in time delivery 🙂 I used cedar fence boards for...
Lifesize giant Angry Birds slingshot.

Lifesize giant Angry Birds slingshot.

I built a giant Angry Birds catapult for our Joshua Tree camping trip this year.  The kids had a blast pelting one another with the Angry Birds and there were almost no casualties 🙂 Below are some videos of the Angry Birds in action and you can see a slideshow of...
Silver spoon herb garden markers…

Silver spoon herb garden markers…

  I made a set of herb markers for Janice and Paul’s garden with some old silver spoons… These are easy to make, you can get silver spoons for a few bucks each at an antique store. DIY: 1) Flatten spoon with rubber mallet. 2) Flatten / texture stem with...
Black Death Vodka Label – high res

Black Death Vodka Label – high res

I needed some props for my 80s party Slash costume last weekend so I made a Black Death Vodka shirt (iron on) and bottle label. (In the 80s Slash was sponsored by Black Death Vodka. No one has heard of BDV before or since, however…)   If you are looking to DIY...
HAPPy Arduino data collection code

HAPPy Arduino data collection code

I posted my HAPPy Capsule Arduino sketch to github. This is the code that flew in our first successful mission and provided the data in the following pretty graph: And here’s the code: // High Altitude Payload Project Arduino sensor array. //...