Thursday, August 26, 2010

NEW ROBOX bot released


The 6th (and final) Robox bot: MoNoVox

Friday, August 20, 2010

FREE STUFF!

Look what I found browsing some old hard disks. I made this place mat for a local kids cafe and decided to share it with the rest of the world. So download, print and laminate, and I would be most grateful to receive some pictures of happy kids with their place mats!

Boxbot


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The Tomato that Lived...

Eat?

Stuff I hear...

I sat in the garden and overheard my 5 year old nephew talking to his grandmother on the balcony: "Grandma, you did the little stick and the small ball incorrectly, the stick should sit upwards and the ball below, like this!"

Later, I found this piece of art on the table and all made sense

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Universal Coffee Filter

People on planet earth: the days of either too strong or too weak coffee ARE OVER! Making coffee at home is easy but as soon as you leave your house, coffee making is hard. Measuring spoons have different sizes, if there at all is a measuring spoon in the holiday home kitchen. You typically wastes half a package of coffee on getting the taste up to snuff, like you have your coffee at home. This coffee bag prevents potential piles of wasted coffee!

My Universal Coffee Filter not only solves the coffee issue, it might as well help you out measuring rice, sugar and flower on the campsite.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Kaleidoscope Pattern Maker

I recently got a new hobby: making kaleidoscopes. In my last kaleidoscope project, I used small bits of mirror in as "fill", creating ice crystals.

The patterns you can create with it are just fantastic. I therefore got the idea of being able to save those patterns; a kaleidoscope with an SD card or USB port, so I can print patterns.

Here you can see my first attempt:

Step 1: make a picture of a pattern

I used a standard webcam to take the pictures (fits neatly with the opening at the back of the kaleidoscope). The lamp increases the contrast in the picture.

Step 2: Crop the pattern and increase contrasts

I used Photoshop to crop the image so I have a single piece of the pattern. I increase the contrast by a simple automated action.
Step 3: Vectorize the bitmap image
I used Illustrator's standard "Live Trace" function, creating a vector version of the image. The vectorized image is tiled automatically
Step 4: Print


Ready to create an endless amount of unique patterns... Obviously, there is software that can create patterns without a problem, but generating patterns with a real kaleidoscope is just better ;-)

Friday, March 26, 2010

Brick Game; Pongcrete

My third product in the cement- and "things-you-can-do-when-there-is-really-nothing-else-better-to-do" series: the Brick Game. 
Main features: on and off (and two player bat controllers).

Backside: antenna and power connectors

When you put your ear on the brick, you can still hear cute Pong sounds from the far deep, cement is a good sound insulator.


Find a DIY guide on The Making of page

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Crocus Luce

My Crocus Luce lamps are made of a block of wood as a solid base, a thin aluminium tube and a plastic flower pot as a shade. The flower pots come in many colours. If you want to add some colour, you simply cut out the bottom of the flower pot and put it either inside or on top of the other, resulting in endless of combinations.


Saturday, March 13, 2010

Camouflage

















I finally pulled myself together and bought a flat-screen TV. This only took me 4 years of doubting, going back and forward, asking friends what they would buy, etc. My main problem was that, believe it or not, I wouldn't know where to put it in my (not that large) living room. I don't like looking at a big black rectangular shapes when it is turned off.

To solve this problem, I decided to build a TV trolley that helps me hiding the TV as much as possible:
1. Buy nice casters (wheels); make it a joy to move your trolley around
2. Camouflage! I bought adhesive reflective film (3 meters for 75 kr) and stuck it on the outside of the trolley making it "invisible".


My invisible trolley in action:

Happy Easter!

I got this home-made egg from my mother in law

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Designing staircases

Running up and down the stairs at work, I all at once came to this deeper insight:

When deciding what height a step of a staircase should be, only going down the stairs is of importance, not up (you can quote me on this)

You can easily go up the stairs skipping each second step, but going down, skipping a step is hardly possible. It is almost impossible to run down the stairs when steps are not high enough (only taking one step goes way too slow, skipping one step doesn't work for your brain). This probably all sounds obvious but for some reason, I when I have to build a staircase, I would concentrate on elevation; not depression.

Maybe this is applicable for for areas of industrial design; leaving something is more important than entering

Monday, February 15, 2010

SWITCH

My latest lamp concept: SWITCH. A lamp and switch in one. SWITCH can both lay on the floor or hang from the ceiling.


Still looking for a producer...

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Mighty Gaffer Bot


My son in his new robot costume. Cardboard and gaffer-tape are underestimated on planet earth looking at the average costume you can buy in toy shops these days.


Monday, January 11, 2010

Wonderfuller Switch


I created a "Wonderful Switch" lamp a while ago. Now I made a Wonderfuller Switch Lamp. Bigger is better...