Soft RFID tags and cuddly plushies

This week a new power tool arrived on my desk: How did this happen? It was actually kind of complicated… Months ago, Scott and I dreamed of an automated kegerator. For the workplace, naturally. We’d need some way to hand out credits that coworkers could use in order to dispense beer, so we’d need a way to identify people or otherwise store these credits. We could use some kind of “credit card”, but that’s so last... Read More

Laser projector update

Looks like my hard disk laser projector made the MAKE blog. Sweet 😉 I’ve been hacking on the software for the projector quite a bit this week- mostly on the code responsible for importing and converting vector graphics data. In a typical laser projector, you have a high-speed DAC connecting a pair of analog servo amplifiers to a computer. The computer reads samples out of an ILDA file, maybe applies some effects in real-time, then sprays... Read More

Pinchy scribbles

I bought a Wacom tablet recently.. partly for work, but partly because they’re so rad. I’m definitely no artist, but Paul demanded I post some of my scribbles.  Read More