This is an older project of mine, as in I’ve been working on it for quite some time and recently finished up the first phase. Right now its quite simple, two streetlights on either side of a hallway room that change color with the push of a button. The hallway office belongs go our IT guys and when things get wonkey, they would be bothered over and over while trying to fix things. Now, they can shut their doors and turn the light to “Do Not Disturb” (red) and fix things without disruption.
While packing for vacation I found that the paper thin strip of fabric my sandals had for a liner was peeling off. In fact, one liner fell off completely when I touched it.
Remembering I had just bought the most amazing thing at Home Depot the other day, I wondered if I could save these shoes that, except for one piece of fabric, were practically brand new.
I finally got to try glassblowing and went with a bunch of friends! Check out the big group from Pumping Station:One!
Lately I’ve been thinking up a bunch of projects with more elaborate electronic components. I however have no real knowledge of these things so its is providing a challenge. After a lot of research I’ve decided to go with JeeNodes for a sensor project I’m up to. While the project itself is a bit silly, it’s the start of some home automation projects that I am super excited about. Ever since I started Making I’ve been enchanted by the idea of a smart house. Where robots and technology help you at every turn and take care of your house remotely. There are a few things like the Roomba and the Nest thermostat that are available now, but fully integrated systems are still not quite there yet. Personally, I’m looking forward to the future of open source, smart home upgrades and I hope to be a developer of a product or two.
Back to JeeNodes:
Last night I went to the screening of the latest film I edited. It was in a real theater with popcorn and soda (just like it should be)! The turn out was the best I’ve seen at a short screening, especially since it was pouring outside and a large fire was messing up traffic.
It was great to see the finished project, just a few months after it left my hands. The score was amazing and really built up the film since I last saw it.
When you’re in the edit, it sometimes seems like it will never end and occasionally you just want to give up or say its good enough. Luckily for me the director stuck through it all and wouldn’t relent until it was perfect. And in the end, those hard days of work really paid off. There is nothing better than hearing people laugh at the points where you hope they would.
I really have to commend all the people who put so much work into it; it turned out beautifully and I have confidence that it will show well at festival. So if yer keen on film, keep your eye on Cicero in Winter by Richard Cohen.