This weekend I have been playing with more Open Data and Maps using TileMill. Specifically I been trying to make a Bathymetric map of the Salish Sea (BC Coastal waters) A bathymetric chart is the submerged equivalent of an above-water topographic map. Bathymetric charts are designed to present accurate, measurable description and visual presentation of the submerged terrain. In an ideal case, [...]
A few days ago I attended a talk at the Vancouver HackSpace (VHS) on using Open Data and lasers to make interesting wooden maps. The talk revolved around TileMill studio and how to style maps using a CSS variant then you could export them as SVG files (vector image). Once the image has been saved as a SVG file it can be [...]
These are the results from the “acrylic ornaments design thoughts and research“. They turned out O.K. I am still not completely happy with it. I learned a lot from this batch and I am looking forward to the next one. The raw file can be downloaded here. Gallery of all of the Snowflakes in this batch Puzzle pieces [...]
After cutting the last batch of Acrylic Ornaments I thought I would do a bit more research before doing the next run. Ideally I would like to write a program that would take a persons name and generate a unique snowflake for each person. While looking in to generative snow flakes I found a post on Koch Snowflake. The Koch [...]
I have been accepted in to “the 9th Annual Hot One Inch Action” art show in Vancouver. The show will be at Hot Art Wet City Pop Up Gallery (752 E Broadway) on Saturday October 27 from 8-11pm The 9th Annual Hot One Inch Action in Vancouver! For one-night-only buy and trade the tiny art of fifty different local [...]
I need a simple gift for a few of my family members and friends that I am going to visit on my upcoming trip to World Maker Faire in NY. I have been playing with VHS’s Laser cutter all week making GeoCoins So I decided to make a few simple pendants. A Hawaiian flower (Hibiscus) and ukulele. The image for the [...]
I was able to compleat the last bunch of GeoCoins tonight at VHS. These ones turned out better then the first two batches. I sanded the surface of the coins just a little to remove some of the extra burn marks. They made the lines lighter but a lot more readable. I also printed [...]
Made some more GeoCoins, This time i have included the inkscape source file for your reference.
I created a Gear Heart for a friends birthday on Maker Bot (A 3D printer) at Vancouver Hackspace’s. It took about 8 hrs to print all the different parts. I also created a time-laps video of my printing two of the gears. This is a decent animation showing how the gear system works. It was a [...]
Me and a few friends made some simple sock puppets at Vancouver Hackspace this week. We made them as a test before we try to make more complex Muppets style puppets. I think they turned out really well for our first attempt.
Help us create the biggest 3D print in North America, designed by Bathsheba Grossman, printed by the DShape and installed at Gropp’s Gallery of Vancouver More info
I didn’t take too many PG pictures, So here are others videos. Amazing year. My favorite art installation Rowing Skeletons / “Charon” by Peter Hudson Duane Flatmo’s steampunk-styled Octopus – El Pulpo Mechanico Random art montage. flickr burningman group http://www.flickr.com/groups/burningman/ A picture of my camp
Gold from Evan Roth on Vimeo. Interesting project, basically what it looks like is they are flashing light though acrylic glass with holes that light up as the light reflects off the holes.
I build the first version of my giant spin art back in may after reading build instructions in Make magazine Volume 25. It work okay but had a few problems. It was direct drive driven and I was worried about burning out the motor. It was scary fast and got unstable as it speeds up. Three days before Maker Faire I decide to [...]
More stencils this time we used two or more colors. The next steep is a custom 5-10 color image. one that takes me the night to cut out and do.