Research & Development

The things I do for fun

overview

When I'm not working, I'm creating and learning new things. I think it's important
to stay curious. It's difficult to be a beginner. It's humbling, and sometimes embarrassing but there is nothing more satisfying than mastering a new skill.
This section offers a glimpse into the things I'm working on, and the things I get
excited about, but nobody asked me to.

 

 

He was a dreamer, a thinker,
a speculative philosopher... or,
as his wife would have it, an idiot.

— Douglas Adams

 

Projects

IDEAS AND CONCEPTS

3D PRINTED
JEWELRY

3D MODELING
IN BLENDER

SHIFT TRADER
APP CONCEPT

I've been working in Rhino to design jewelry and then print it on a 3D printer. This is a ring with detail that is often only .3mm thick. I tested to see how much detail can be achieved from the fine-detail plastic material offered by Shapeways. I have some refinements to do, but this was a good experiment. The next step would be to use the lost-wax casting technique, and cast this in silver.

 

 

I created this scene from a tutorial on BlenderGuru.com. The Barcelona chair was provided in the lesson, but everything else I created. The Damien Hirst butterfly painting was created by extruding a cylinder and texture mapping the surface from an image I found, and uses the actual dimensions.

 

 

The concept offers hourly employees a simple way to trade shifts by comparing schedules at a glance.

 

view prototype

 

 

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