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Photo Booth III

Leah's sister got married and I made a photobooth for their reception. Key features are:

  • Prints 2x 2"x6" photo strips!

  • Runs off a pro-quality dye sublimation printer.

  • Breaks down to fit in the back of a car..

  • Raspberry Pi based.

 
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Cat Feeder 1.0-2.5 and Beyond!

The never-ending quest to make the perfect cat feeder, now on round 2+. Happy cat, happy people!

 

 

 

 
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Not-so-Tiny Telephone

Rotary telephones are great fun - this project was for a local recording studio and plays songs when you enter a number.

 

 

 

 
 

Lamp Brace

A quick hack that came out nicer than expected! This was intended to be a temporary repair to Leah's desk lamp.

Leftover blue acrylic from a sign shop, some plugs cut with a hole saw, screws, and few zip-ties later it's held for over a year! We worked out what angle she usually kept it at and fixed the joint at that position—perhaps there will be a round two with a sliding joint in the brace to allow for multiple angles...

 
 

The bike formerly known as 019

One of my few work projects that is public knowledge, I made one of the San Mateo bike share bikes into a unicorn for a promotion. As the bikes are outside and used by the public the solution had to be weatherproof, durable, and safe. A custom frangible base allowed the rigid plastic horn to break away from the bike in the event of impact. However, enterprising individuals were also able to use this feature to steal the horn. While the bike is still rocking a sweet set of eyes and ears, the cost of a permanently attached, soft, weatherproof horn was deemed too much for a temporary project. While the bike share system is no more, the unicorn still rides on in our hearts.

 
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SpaceBar

Instigated by my co-worker Anna, this project is a Moon-themed coffee table/bar. More of a quick mod than an ground-up project, this was a refresh of an existing play table and addition of taller legs so it could be used as a bar. It’s been a hit at both events we’ve taken it to!

Fun fact: Futura was the font we sent to the Moon.