Ruth Bunny Ginsburg


In honor of Women's History Month, I present Ruth Bunny Ginsburg! Happy Birthday Justice Ginsburg.






A narwhal for Theodore's birthday.



Galaxy Family Travellers

Galaxy Family Travelers

This project began as a personal experiment in 3D and ended up including video, compositing, and an impromptu family photo shoot.
"As soon as I heard we could afford a spacecraft with weekend interstellar reach, I knew we had to try it."
– Dad
The kids love when we do doughnuts.


Galaxy Family Travellers
Galaxy Family Travellers

Galaxy Family Travellers


CROP T-shirt Design

Not to be confused with a cropped T-shirt.  I've just finished designing and printing shirts for the Little Traverse CROP Hunger Walk coming up this June.

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Tilt Beam / Recharagble Light

Tilt Beam / Rechargable Wood Light

Tilt Beam is a solid block of white oak turned into a solar rechargeable light. A sunny day charges a super capacitor that never needs to be replaced…at least, probably not in your lifetime. Tilting the block over turns an LED light on. Tilt it back up to turn it off. A charge provides around 30 minutes of light.


Tilt Beam / Recharagble Light
Tilt the block of wood over and the light turns on.


Tilt Beam / Recharagble Light Being Assembled
I sawed a thin piece off the top of the wood, then lasercut a perfect rectangle for the solar panels. This allowed me to sloppily chisel out a hole in the center of a solid block of white oak for the circuitry.


Tilt Beam / Recharagble Light Circuit Diagram
A mercury tilt switch detects the angle of the light and turns it on. A .9-5V boost converter provides a steady 5V current off the super capacitor which can be drained to .9V.
Tilt Beam / Recharagble Light Circuitry
Hot glue is used over all exposed metal to protect the circuits.
Tilt Beam / Recharagble Light Gluing
Clamp and glue the top on making sure to align the wood grain. The open cavities get filled with resin to form a solid block. The resin bled to the surface through the pores in the wood to make it even stronger. Sand and finish with wood butter.



Tilt Beam Public Art - about sheet
Tilt Beam as public art

Tilt Beam Public Art - sample execution


Italian book on Solar Design

Published in Design Solare


Our BEAM robotic creations were featured in an Italian book about solar design and applications. These little robots have been published in books and magazines from five different countries now. Unfortunately, our whole collection was lost in the mail. If anybody sees one in the wild let us know.


Design Solare


Design Solare


Ordinarily Extraordinary Ideas Giclee Prints


Ordinarily Extraordinary Ideas are visionary and some have already begun to be realized. Some are simple and some are extraordinary. After all, it’s the thought that counts.


002 Run Off Energy - Ordinarily Extraordinary Ideas

002 Evaporating Balloons - Ordinarily Extraordinary Ideas