Monthly Archives: March 2010

Tripod Force Body Diagram

For Mechanisms and Things That Move this week, Dustyn asked us to draw a Free Body Diagram for some common household object. Since I’ve been spending nearly every waking minute beside my camera shooting a stop motion animation, I chose … Continue reading

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Open: A Flash Animation About a Corkscrew

A while back, I mentioned that I was working on a Flash animation about a corkscrew for Methods of Motion. Not too long thereafter, I finished the animation, but had neglected to post it here until now. It’s called Open. … Continue reading

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There Will Be Yolk: A Rube Goldberg Machine

Our first assignment in Mechanisms and Things That Move earlier this semester was to build a Rube Goldberg device that cracked an egg using no fewer than 5 energy transfers. The majority of the egg and no more than half … Continue reading

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Mouth Helmet

For my fourth and final 4-in-4 project, I built something I’ve been planning to make for a long time. A number of years ago, I got this image stuck in my head of what the world would look like if … Continue reading

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Atari ET Cartridge 3D Model: my first Blender project

For day 3 of the 4-in-4, I made a Blender model of an Atari cartridge, specifically, “ET: The Extra-Terrestrial” from 1983. This model is the first step on a large project I’m undertaking: a diorama depicting a hoard of millions … Continue reading

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An He Built A Crooked House: A probabilistic 8-bit composition

Yesterday, for the second day of the 4-in-4, I made a semi-randomly generated 8-bit song. Way back during orientation week, a few of us were talking about music, as you do when you’re just getting to know a new group … Continue reading

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Retro Arcade Museum: An Electromechanical Wonderland

Yesterday, for the first day of the ITP 4-in-4, I organized a trip up to the Retro Arcade Museum in Beacon, NY. The museum is filled with arcade cabinets from the 60s and 70s, most of which are electromechanical rather … Continue reading

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