My hobbies and passions: Generally pretty nerdy stuff.
The 2013 Portland Mini MakerFaire
September 15, 2013
Last year (you may have read), I participated in the Portland Mini MakerFaire. It was great. I absolutely loved sharing and teaching people. This year, I
It’s a Trap!
January 4, 2013
For the past few years, my brother and I have been pranking each other a bit when it comes to gifts. It took on a rather peculiar theme a couple of years ago
Me at the Portland MakerFaire
September 20, 2012
This past Saturday (Sept 15) I got to participate in Portland's first annual MakerFaire. I've written about MakerFaires before, but this is the first one where
2 Weekends, 2 MakerFaires, 2x the Fun!
June 25, 2012
"Maker" is a moniker I've espoused for the last several years. While you could probably define it as a lot of things, to me it attaches art to science and
Back on the 3D-Printed Horse
January 10, 2011
Several months ago, I finally got my hands on a mostly-working 3d printer. A maker bot. After irritated months of tinkering, I had trouble getting it to print
I’m in a Show
November 10, 2010
A couple of months ago, I decided to try out for a musical my church is putting on. I have been cast in the part of Charlie Davenport in "Annie Get Your Gun".
Last Minute Halloween
November 5, 2010
I've always been very taken with Halloween setups. The orchestration, the excitement, and creativity all lead to a fun expression of the holiday. Halloween has
My First Printed Plastic Part
July 6, 2010
I have been working at this for months. A couple of years ago, I found out about the RepRap project. The idea behind the reprap (if you haven't talked to me
A Beginner’s guide to making an Arduino Shield PCB
June 24, 2010
(This tutorial has gotten really popular recently, and I'm very pleased that so many people are interested. I learned all of this stuff while working on my
My very first PCB
May 17, 2010
That is to say, my first PCB that I actually designed. I recently began attending a bi-weekly electronics hobbiest group call Dorkbot PDX. It's basically an