March 16, 2014

Solar Messenger Bag

Solar Messenger Bag, deployed!Now that I commute via train, my Phone, Kindle, and Bluetooth headphones are getting a lot of use. Since I have a terrible memory and forget to charge them, I wanted some "backup" power. I looked into making a Mintyboost (a device charger that can use AA batteries), but decided to take it a step further and go solar.

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March 09, 2014

Halloween 2013 - "Waiting" graphic

For the past few years, I've tried to wear a work-related costume to the office for Halloween, since my co-workers are really the only one who'll see whatever I make. May as well target it to them.

This year I decided to be a "Please Wait" spinner graphic, sometimes also called a "Whirlygig". I modeled it after the spinner we use on one of our internal websites.

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March 08, 2014

Halloween 2013 - Homemade Lego Darth Vader and Leia costume

Darth and Leia Thanks to Lego Star Wars, Angry Birds Star Wars, and friends at school with older siblings, Darren and Ally pretty much knew the entire plot of Star Wars without ever having seen the movie.

I was bit saddened by this, as it made the actual viewing of the movie a bit anticlimactic ("Wow, this is just like the Angry Birds game!"). But on the plus side, Darren's request for a Halloween costume this year was Darth Vader. LEGO Darth Vader, to be precise. And Ally chose Princess Leia. So I got to make some cool costumes.

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