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Zach loves all things design, future, and technology.

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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...

Ordinarily Extraordinary Ideas Giclee Prints

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.

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...

Carboy Fogponic Garden

Carboy Fogponic Garden

The Carboy Fogponic Garden is a vertical growing system that uses an ultrasonic mister  and nutrient enriched water to keep plants at optimal humidity and temperature.  It's geared toward the lazy grower.  Someone who likes the idea of fresh food, but not the dirt or...

Miniature Compass Necklace

Miniature Compass Necklace

Remove the cork and pin. Fill the necklace with water and put the cork in. The metal is magnetized and should point toward the center/top of the necklace. May she never lose her way home.

Run Off Energy – Ordinarily Extraordinary Ideas

Run Off Energy – Ordinarily Extraordinary Ideas

Poster Excerpt Mini watermills in street drains can generate a small source of energy as water flows down into the sewers. It might power lights to help see in the rain, it might feed back in to the grid, it might just relieve a bit of the concrete guilt.

Evaporating Balloons – Ordinarily Extraordinary Ideas

Evaporating Balloons – Ordinarily Extraordinary Ideas

Poster Excerpt Dad says they’re always cleaning balloons up in the waterways. And while a latex balloon will eventually biodegrade, it can still linger long enough to muck things up. Let’s keep them in the air where they belong. No one wants to see deflation. About...

Wool Recycling Machine – Ordinarily Extraordinary Ideas

Wool Recycling Machine – Ordinarily Extraordinary Ideas

Poster Excerpt If it’s good enough for The Medici... Wool miraculously insulates, wicks, and resists bacteria, fire, static, and stains. The Medici built their empire on it, but we’re not up for raising sheep. About the Idea Kim’s totally obsessed with natural fibers...

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