Sunday, May 14, 2017

Happy Mother's day and other bookmarks

I hosted some bookmark making workshops at Scottsdale libraries last week.  We used stamps and embossing powder. It's a lot of fun.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Big compact calendar

Today I'm working on an 8 foot tall calendar using the vinyl cutter with a sharpie in place of the pen attachment. The design comes from Dave Seah who made it as a compact calendar that prints on a single page. I'm a fan of his design work and particularly this calendar.

To get it working with the vinyl cutter I used a single line font and saved it as a PDF. This page has great information about single use fonts.

Edited to add a view on the wall for scale.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Red Mountain STEM Expo

I had a fun time yesterday at the Red Mountain High School STEM Expo. We had a bunch of kids soldering this really cool flashy LED white board sign in the shape of an Erlenmeyer flask. I chose this shape for Barbara Torrey the biology teacher who worked really hard to make this event happen.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Graham Cracker Houses with Lights

I've been making graham cracker house making workshops at different places. Here are a few of the houses made during the workshops. These have been a lot of fun.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

54 robots!

I just finished laser cutting 54 Bartholomew robots for teaching soldering with.

Also late yesterday I was doing more testing on how to make snap together connections to work with younger kids. More testing needed, but I'm making progress.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Maker Stamp Class

Yesterday's class for Maker Stamps went really well. We made 3 sets of 30 stamps. Plus a couple extra custom stamps.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Silhouette Cameo setup for a friend

I spent some time today helping a friend set up her Silhouette Cameo. She cut out a cupcake as a test.

She had let me borrow it to host a booth for the Southwest Maker Fest where we made a bunch of stickers out of my stamp designs.