I made a CyborgCam for Maker Faire

I’m going to Maker Faire Bay Area 2019 this week to give a Hackaweek presentation on Sunday May 19th.


I’ll be walking around all day Saturday wearing this CuyborgCam that I’ve hacked together. Hope to see you there!

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Hackaweek Coast2Coast Episode 3 – Atomic Pi, solder fails, bad diodes, filtering farts, tweeting litter box

We had some good laughs on this week’s podcast. You can listen on SoundCloud, Spotify, Apple Podcasts and more. YouTube link below.

Here’s a few links to the topics we discussed:

The Tweeting Litter Box:

3D Printed Lifting Body RC Aircraft:

3D Print Disposal:

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Audio Man Is Finished!

After investing about 30 hours total time into this project I’m happy to say that it’s done and I’m really pleased with the outcome. Everything works and it looks awesome! As I  mentioned in a previous post, this build is for the Hackaday.io Circuit Sculpture Contest. I’ve entered it with two days to spare before the deadline. I’ll post the contest results here later.

Here’s a few pics.

Of course I’ve documented the entire build on YouTube. 
Here’s parts 2 & 3. Enjoy!

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Audio Man Circuit Sculpture

This is a project I’m working on for the Hackaday Circuit Sculpture Contest.  I’ll be constructing a piece of functional electronic art built from copper wire and discrete electronic components constructed in the “dead bug” style of circuit building. A fully functional LM386 audio amplifier will reside inside the ribcage with eight hearing aid batteries in the spine for power. The head holds the speaker, input jack and volume control. Moving one of the arms in a raised or lowered position will turn the circuit on or off.

I’ve started this project by drawing out a sketch. The next step will be the basic construction of the skeletal parts then I can built the spine and head. I’ll Then begin construction on the dead bug LM386 amplifier which will be mounted in the ribcage and wired up to the rest of the sculpture. Finally the ribcage will be installed and the whole thing balanced by bending and tweaking the skeletal framework so that it can freely stand on its own.

Here’s the initial sketch. I’ll post more once I start building.

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Nerd Thunder

Hello!! It’s been two years since I posted anything on the site here. So you may ask “what the hell have you been doing?”

Good question. I’ve been running my own business, Resto-Euro LLC. www.restoeuro.com It’s an automotive service and restoration business and it’s doing quite well! Of course starting a business takes up A LOT of ones time but I’m finally at a point where I can get back in the Hack Shack and make some videos!

I recently deleted my Facebook account and opened an account on MeWe. I like it there because of the default PRIVACY! No ads, and a lot of my nerd friends are there as well including Jeri Ellsworth. I asked her if she wanted to do some collaboration videos and she said yes! We came up with the idea of promoting each others videos under the moniker “Nerd Thunder”. It was suggested by her as she remembered a past series called Comedy Thunder that was on YouTube.

So beginning with the video posted below I bring you Nerd Thunder! Be sure to check out the other YouTubers I mention in the video!


Keep On Hackin!

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