The Rocket Stop – upgrades complete


I hope you enjoyed the preview of The Rocket Stop audio system. The harsh marine environment and rain has taken it’s tool over the past year, but the upgrades went realyl well, and the Stop is looking much better now. The new audio system is working (as of now), but is not quite as loud [...]

Preview of The Rocket Stop audio system upgrade [video]


The Nautilus Aperture Door

Well, I finally got around to processing most of the photos and video of a great project I worked on over the summer. I created a portfolio page for it here, but since I never really blogged about this piece as I was building it I figured no one really knew anything about [...]

Almost Scientific and The Uira Engine on Make

You know at events like Maker Faire I’m constantly being interviewed and videoed, and then I totally forget about them. Well this afternoon during a quick lunch break I checked in on Make and while I’m scrolling along eating a chicken drum stick I suddenly relise that I’m looking at a video of myself. Yep, [...]

The RGR and The Rocket Stop featured in the San Francisco Chronicle

Below is scanned clipping from the San Francisco Chronicle featuring the RGR and The Rocket Stop.

Yeah, it was also posted on-line, but its still cool to see your work printed on real paper.

The Simple Act of Making a Mark on the Arduino blog

Hey look! The Simple Act of Making a Mark is featured on the official Arduino blog!

Sweet! We love the Ardunio!

The Simple Act of Making a Mark on Creative Applications Network Blog

Check it … The Simple Act of Making a Mark was featured on the Creative Applications blog! If you are into contemporary digital art (aka new media), especially post-screen stuff you should be sure to check out CA often, they post tons of great projects.


Maker Faire 2011!

Whew! Maker Faire. My favorite event of the year, but it is exhausting. So much stuff to see, so many awesome people (new and old) to chat with. It was so fantastic meeting so many of you that follow my work on the blog.

Thanks so much to all those who [...]

HOW TO: Build a Rocketship Engine

Last night I had a great time lighting up The Uira Engine at DorkbotSF hosted at The Exploratorium. Here is a brief video that Dorkbot put together with some highlights from my talk and some great video of the engine in action. You can also check out some photos from the night here. [...]

Why I traded the lab for the studio.

Lightning in a bottle at the Sonoma County Museum


Here’s a video of part of my talk and performance at the Sonoma County Museum. The people who came asked really good questions and were really into it. We had a bunch of scientists and electrical engineers. I think they liked the lightning. There’s more video of other parts of the lecture to come. Not [...]

The Uira Engine – Art and Science lecture at the Sonoma County Museum

It worked! When you try new things on an experimental sculpture, you can’t always test them before the show, so you just have to just do it there and hope for the best. And it was amazing that it worked! I knew we had done our job right when we had a bunch [...]

Recursive Drawing Machine: x-axis test

I’ve started working on a new sculpture that is a bit of a departure from many of my past projects. It’s an interactive, recursive drawing machine. I’ll post more about the details as the piece comes to life, but the core of it is the drawing machine its self. I’ve made some great progress on [...]

Mad Science Show at the Sonoma County Museum


Thank’s to all who came to the opening of Mad Science at the Sonoma County Museum.

Below you’ll find photos of the show, a photo shoot and video I did of The Uira Engine installation, as well as a video that is part of the installation, made by Ben Carpenter, of [...]

Rocket Stop Video


You’re invited to become a Mad Scientist.

Almost Scientific will be showing The Neuron Chamber and The Uira Engine at the Sonoma County Museum’s upcoming Mad Science show.

The show opens October 30th and runs until February 6th, 2011.

This is going to be an amazing event!

Almost Scientific will be doing a high voltage performance on opening night alongside the legendary [...]