Returning to the 2018 Hazard Factory Power Tool Drag Races with some major modification, The Obstructor is packing a 10 amp circular saw, belt drive, 1 inch lift and a wheelie bar. This racer is expected to hit speeds of 50+ mph.
Built for 2014 Halloween, this setup uses a DJI F550 knockoff frame from eBay and a NAZA M Lite w/ GPS. I bought the lightest decoration from the seasonal Halloween store for $15. For the first test I flew for 10 min on one 5500mah 3S Lipo that also drives the 12v LED panel in the head. Stay tuned for Updates.
Here are some sneak peeks at my new Y6 carbon fiber multirotor frame.
This weekend I revealed a new kinetic art piece. First mechanical rolling ball piece inside of shadow box frame. It was displayed at the Bemis Art show from 3/22/2014-2/23/2014.
Its is hand built from wood, brass, and silver plated copper wire. It runs on 2 AA batteries that drives a 3 stage brass pulley reduction system to power the 9 inch wood wheel that uses magnets to pick up the 5/16 dia ball bearing. It can run up to 10 balls but during the show it ran 1 ball to keep the noise and movement limited.
Thank you Jonathan Houser for your support.
Just a Sneek Peek of the new sculpture right now. The base is made out of a beautiful 6 x 22 inch piece of cherry hardwood and with only 1-1/2 of the four tracks done, it currently contains over 100ft of 12 gauge copper wire and 3 pounds of custom brass hardware.
If you haven’t seen the smaller first version please Click Here
Revisiting an old favorite hobby of mine.
Since I was a kid I have always love playing with light. About 10 years ago I built a huge custom laser system that was the culmination of everything I had learned up to that point. In total I have built about 15 individual systems, from “pocket sized” to last, 80 lb argon-HeNe tube laser system. In those days you couldn’t buy systems like that for less then $5k. Just one of my lasers alone was $800 on ebay used. Always short of money, I never was able to achieve the system I really wanted. A machine that was compact, cheap, powerful and the ability to draw acurite images was out of my reach… Until Now!
Don’t get confused. You can now buy a laser system on Ebay almost like this for about $600, about what I spent on all my parts. This was not a attempt to save money, make a better system or sell them in any way, I just love building these and Its always been in the back of my mind as a unfinished part of my life. To see more or my past laser projects click the “Lasers” category from the right menu. Unfortunately, not all my laser systems are on here. I started making them in the early 90’s when the first affordable pen lasers came out and not a lot of photos were taken of my projects as a kid or teen, but there are some great shots. I did my best to capture everything from this project as you will see below.
A MIDI controlled RGB laser device made entirely out of wood.