Keychain made with ShapeOko

Posted by on Apr 29, 2014 in misc | One Comment
Keychain made with ShapeOko

A while ago I bought and assembled a ShapeOko 2. It took a while to get it running and I also done a few upgrades. The first project is a keychain for the new/old car of my friends and studio colleagues, Arne and Sören. They are preparing this old Audi V8 for a rally around ...

Boring bar tool holder

Posted by on Jan 11, 2014 in misc | 6 Comments
Boring bar tool holder

Last July I bought a small used lathe. It’s a Proxxon SD 300, also known as Hobbymat MD65 or as PRAZI Saupe/Unitech SD-300. It can hold pieces up to 300mm in length and weighs about 45kg. Why a lathe you ask? I wanted to do more mechanical stuff. 3D printers are fine and all that ...

Raspberry Pi with RGB-Pixels and node.js

Posted by on Dec 21, 2012 in misc | One Comment
Raspberry Pi with RGB-Pixels and node.js

This article is also available in Serbo-Croatian language by Vera Djuraskovic. Thanks Vera! For quite some time I had my Raspi lying around. And some RGB Pixels as well. So it was about time to bring them together. The last couple of days I built a web interface that I can use to control my ...

The Almost Useless Machine

Posted by on Sep 24, 2012 in misc | 13 Comments
The Almost Useless Machine

We all know, we should use more renewable energy. Here is my contribution. Use solar power if you want to cut 20mm wooden rods. And plan ahead because it may take a while. This little machine uses a so called solar engine to drive the motor. This solar engine is able to collect tiny amounts ...

Home Sweet Home

Posted by on Sep 18, 2012 in Arduino | 4 Comments
Home Sweet Home

In July Jeremy Abbett of Makers and Company came over and we discussed, what would be a cool project for Google’s Creative Sandbox event in Berlin. Finally we settled with “Home Sweet Home”, a Google Latitude Arduino driven Lamp. The idea is, that your kids at home have a hanging lamp that tells them how ...

Making cheap panoramas

Posted by on Jun 25, 2012 in photo | No Comments
Making cheap panoramas

Every day on my way to the office I walk by this self rotating advertising pillar. Why not using it for fun?

Battery Adapter for Canon Powershot SX200

Posted by on May 13, 2012 in Allgemein, misc | 5 Comments
Battery Adapter for Canon Powershot SX200

Last year I bought a Canon PowerShot SX200 on ebay. I wanted to play a bit with CHDK, the Canon Hack Development Kit to make some timelapse things. Problem was, the battery would hold only up for 2 hours or so. Even worse, the camera has no power jack to attach a power supply. The ...

The Indestructible Billboard

Posted by on Apr 23, 2012 in Arduino | 2 Comments
The Indestructible Billboard

In March Marcus of Interactive Matter and I helped Publicis to build an interactive billboard for Evoc. Evoc makes backpacks with protectors, called LITESHIELD. The protector is used to absorb a good portion of an impact in case of an accident. So we were asked to build a billboard with an included backpack and a ...

The 2 Euros Machine

Posted by on Mar 30, 2012 in misc | 4 Comments
The 2 Euros Machine

In January Kolle Rebbe, a german agency, asked if I could help them with their project. The idea was to have an interactive ad poster to collect money for Misereor, a german relief organization. The campaign is named “Mit 2€ viel bewegen”, which means something like “getting things moving with 2€”. You would donate a ...

Der Kritzler

Posted by on Sep 2, 2011 in Arduino | 56 Comments
Der Kritzler

In May I moved into a new office with the great guys of The Future of Everything. The office has really nice big windows and we thought about what we could do with them. I remembered hektor, this super cool 2D drawing machine. What if that thing could draw directly onto the window? So, here ...

Audi Fan Messenger

Posted by on Jul 15, 2011 in Arduino, misc | 3 Comments
Audi Fan Messenger

Almost a year ago Martin came to me and asked me, if would like to join him on a cool project. His idea was to put a LED POV into a real race car. Of course I wanted! Concept Every race event attracts a lot of fans. Martin’s idea was to integrate the fans into ...

Soldering is Easy

Posted by on Apr 11, 2011 in misc | 4 Comments

Soldering is easy. It realy is. If you are still in doubt, head over to mightyohm.com, where you can find a really nice comic on how to solder, done by my good friends Jeff Keyzer and Mitch Altman. Best of all, it’s totally open source! Links Soldering is easy as PDF