Side Projects

Glowing Photobooth Props

Friday, May 17th, 2013

A hedge trimmer and Rubber glove were augmented to give guests the power to control a photobooth camera. Each prop glows thematically when activated, and triggers the Sony NEX-5 camera with an infrared LED. The Obelisk returns as the all-seeing-eye for the photobooth operation. It glows ominously while the camera activates.

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LED Suits for OK Go at the Guggenheim

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

I made a set of Fiber optic LED suits for OK Go on the occasion of their performance at the Guggenheim museum in New York City. The performance was part of the event in honor of the Youtube videos that were jury-selected for the Youtube Play exhibit.

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Making the OK Go Rube Goldberg Machine

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

The OK Go ‘This Too Shall Pass‘ Rube Goldberg video is already at 3 million views after three days and looks like it will continue being the most talked about video on the web. It is already the #1 top rated music video on Youtube of All Time! I got involved with the OK Go [...]

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EL Wire Holiday Tree + LED Dog Collar

Sunday, December 20th, 2009

I used 40+ feet of Electroluminescent Wire leftover from halloween to create a glowing tree for some holiday ambience. Since EL Wire does not hold its shape very well I first made a skeleton of two inter-twined coils of multipurpose bendable wire supported by a central trunk. I was then able to attach the EL [...]

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Sunday, October 11th, 2009

I recently converted a discarded waterfall / nature sound machine into an automatic photographer for use at parties, which I have dubbed the Smilebox. The project was an exercise in salvage as I was able to find almost all the materials in piles of discarded E-Waste. Similar to larger photobooths, the participants pose in front [...]

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Razzle Videos: Automatic Parameter Control

Monday, April 13th, 2009

Below are two preliminary videos using new parameter control modes that I am working on. In each of these, parameters such as level of background fading, rotation speed and color characteristics are being automatically changed at a pre-determined interval using another control program that I am writing. More information to come. Razzle MIDI Control: Stripes [...]

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