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Galaxy Family Travellers

Galaxy Family Travellers

This project began as a personal experiment in 3D and ended up including video, compositing, and an impromptu family photo shoot. The rigors of space travel require diligent preparation.  Our bodies must be strong.  Our minds prepared for every obstacle.  Our...

Tilt Beam / Rechargable Wood 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....

Toothpaste BEAM Pummer

Toothpaste BEAM Pummer

I used the cap of a toothpaste bottle on the bottom of my pummer as a stand. This pummer has two LEDs that charge during the day and pulse into the night. The circuit uses a 2.5 volt 10 Farad super capacitor for power, which should have a longer lifespan than a...

Published in Design Solare

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...

Styrofoam Printing Plates

Styrofoam Printing Plates

Our daughter has just learned to write her name and doesn't yet have the patience to write it the 20 times needed for her school valentines.  So, we made a styrofoam plate of her name so she could print it repeatedly on paper hearts and it didn't take her long to get...

BEAM Single and Dual Engine Vibrobot

BEAM Single and Dual Engine Vibrobot

BEAM Vibrobots use pager motors to move. I used what's known as a BEAM "solar engine" (Type 1 "FLED" variety), pager motors, solar cells, paperclips, and some heat shrink to build a couple of Vibrobots this weekend. httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wx7zZzp_RoU...

Sunday Studio – Posters, Camera Cases, and Indoor Gardening

Sunday Studio – Posters, Camera Cases, and Indoor Gardening

The studio got an overhaul for more guest workspace.  Andy Tanguay visited and worked on leather laser cut camera cases.  Kim and Zach fulfilled poster orders then Kim worked on her stitch artwork and Zach worked on his next indoor grow box. Andy laser cut...