Cozy Coupe Retrofit

Hot Dog! http://www.brentmorelabs.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/hot_dog.m4v   Concept The Little Tike Cozy Coupe, a children’s classic made of soft hollow plastic (LPDE), is a blank canvas for tinkering and customization.  While the car comes with some entertainment options, such...

Star Topper

This tree topper shows that the holiday season is always a good opportunity to practice one’s making skills.  Usually I’m focused on woodworking because cutting boards are always in style, but this season presents a new opportunity for learning.  Combining a number of skills and...

Helmet Larson Scanne...

Now that I’m biking more, I’ve begun outfitting my helmet with lots of useless practical tech in the name of safety.  Not long ago, I found the helmet-mounted flashlight that I used during my deployments.  With a little finagling, it fit nicely on my bike helmet as well.  To...

LED Cube II

A few years ago I tried my hand at making my own LED Cube. It was a great way to sharpen my design and soldering skills while creating something visually interesting.  When I was planning the old cube, I got some great advice from a researcher, mathematician and artist named Chris Lomont....

Synesthesia in the L...

Literally meaning “sensations together” in Greek, synesthesia is a very interesting condition where the stimulation of one sense triggers a perception in another.  Those who experience synesthesia might “hear” the color red, or “see” a loud noise. When...

Arc Reactor Nov01

Arc Reactor

My personal emission-free, renewable and completely fictional energy source.  I didn’t have too many options for a Halloween costume in the middle of the desert, so I had to get creative. This doodad is powered by a “custom” 13.5V battery that I made from 1 and a half 9 volt...

LED Ring Light Nov11

LED Ring Light

I whipped together this ring light with a 70mm and 90mm LED ring, a 9V battery and some hot glue to help with lighting macro...

LED Cube Nov04

LED Cube

If I’m Optimus Prime, then this my Energon Cube. If you got that reference, turn off the computer, go outside and socialize. I built this cube from some slow-flash LEDs that I picked on on eBay. It was a fun Thursday morning activity and now I have some good mood lighting on my...