For the past few years we’ve been dealing with buttons. Â Moving, storing, sorting, picking through, and generally managing a large collection of castaway buttons from a previous company. Â Some were usable, but many lacked the micro-switch that gives the button any functionality at all. Â Why do I mention this? Â Because having these buttons made us …read more
It seems that my blog has been linked to by one of my favorite sites on the internet: ThisIsColossal.com. I’m just tickled pink. When I first emailed Bob I was just selfishly looking for some inspiration and tips. Since then we’ve been emailing back and forth every few months. I’ve even helped connect him with …read more
I pulled out an old transformer that I had been saving for probably 10 years. I don’t even remember where I got it from. According to the tag on it, it has a 110V input but the output is 6200V rated at 82mA. I ran the input through a contactor (basically a beefy relay) so …read more
I realize that I never discussed an amazing aspect of A Moveable Feast: the flaming chandelier.
We decided to take the Feast out for a memorable Thanksgiving dinner. Â We had no real plans besides cooking up a bunch of food, and taking the Feast to the Venice boardwalk. Â Our policy was to have a blast, come what may, and if we needed to, split the ticket. We got picked up …read more
Update!Â A Moveable Feast goes to CicLAvia, April 21, 2013. On Sunday, October 7th, we put the tablecloth on A Moveable Feast, hung the chandelier, and headed out for a nice pedal through the streets of LA for CicLAvia! We set out at 10:30 or so with 6 pedalers.Â We had no problems crossing the LA …read more
I recently took some video of a project that I’ve slowly been working on for the past few months. Â It’s a double pendulum made of solid brass. I wanted to see if using proper bearings would create a nice frictionless chaotic pendulum. Â I wasn’t disappointed. Â By tightening the machine screw on the top pivot point …read more
I’m slowly adding my project portfolio to the Cargo Collective portfolio site.Â I’m hoping to document most of my more impressive projects until they’re all in place.Â It takes time to dig up those decent photos!
Recently, while cruising through Youtube, I came across some of the amazing Kinetic Sculptures by Bob Potts.Â Check them out below:
The concept of a solar water heater is simple:Â use the sun to heat up the water. Black tubing is very good at absorbing sunlight. We just need to pump the water through some black tubing. Of course, that tubing takes up a lot of space, so I prefer to put it on the roof, so …read more