The Artsy stuff page
Things built for an aesthetic purpose or just
built just for the fun of building.
|Build Date: June 15, 2003
Solarbotics Sundancer kit. Fairly
quick and easy to put together. The one on the right was actually the very
first one that I built.
Made the slight change of using a spring as the pivot point instead of a
pin, they seem to be more dynamic with a spring as well as stay centered
over the magnet.
|Build Date: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
Picture of pummers at night, build date run from left to right. The blue pummer
to the left was one of my first built and every year I build another like it but
with a different color LED. The reflections are off of a triple pane window
creating a kind of ghosting effect.
These pummers will usually go strong all night.
Build Date: Jan, 2002
A flower built for a fundraising auction in support of the
arts and music program at the local collage. The frame is made mostly from 1/8th inch stainless steel
rod that was silver soldered together. The colored pieces are made from an
expanded PVC material known as Sintra. There are four polycarbonate balls in
the center that softly light up at random intervals.
See a brief movie of
The flower stands about 20' Tall.
Build Date: August, 2001
Just a few chain maille samples that I constructed around summer of 2001.
Various materials mostly 1/16 thick Stainless Steel. Also shown is some
bronze, aluminum, and titanium. Weaves include 4 in 1 European, Persian,
Spiral, Mobius, a simple chain so I won't lose my wallet again and my personal favorite Dragonscale
Never got around to making a full suit and probably never will, just another
hobby picked up along the way.
Build Date: Errr will
check next time I see it
A lightstorm, basically a mini random lightning bolt, fortunately without
the thunder. This actually has a machined steel base where the electronics
are located but can't really see them here. Loosely based around what Mark
did years ago with his
Contains a pair or white LED's that flash at random intervals, at random
lengths and with a random brightness creating an effect very akin to
Actually when I had this in my house during summer I thought I saw
lighting in the distance, turns out that it was just the slight reflection
off my window. Deceived by my own creation! I was impressed.
Build Date: Dec, 2000
built as a Christmas present in 2000 then modified in 2002. Charges all day
then lights up a polycarbonate ball with a bright red LED when it gets dark.
This picture shows what it looks like when it gets dark.