The Glaucus is a soft robotic quadruped composed of a single seamless silicone part. It has a complex network of interior channels, created via a lost wax process, that turn into actuators when pressurized with air. It’s able to walk with a diagonal gait, similar to a gecko or Glaucus Atlanticus sea slug, using only two input channels.Continue reading
Sorry for the radio silence. I’ve been out and about animating a big new thing for the big new Disney store in Time Square. It’s half awesome and half awful. If you’re ever in that neighborhood and happen to glance Disney-ward (not that I’d recommend it) you’ll be able to decide for yourself.Continue reading
Daguerreotypes are early silver photographs. They’re made by light from a lens subtly changing the reflectivity of the very outer surface of the metal on a polished silver plate. Though they’re beautiful, I thought I could get the effect in a much simpler manner.
These prints were actually made by laser etching the back of mirrored sheets enough to distort the reflective film, but not to cut through it. The result is the holographic, illusory image you see here.Continue reading
This is the first edition of a series I’m calling “1 Hour Projects” or “1HP” for short.
I made this voltmeter clock using a simple script that varies an Arduino PWM out a fraction of its maximum voltage (5v) with each second. Every 8 seconds it does a recall of the current time by first ticking over to the hour and then the minute.Continue reading