Bob Potts has just put out another fantastic video of his amazing art. Here is two of his pieces from 2012 and 2013: “Ascension” and “Synchronous Cycle”. I can watch this stuff on repeat for hours. Keep it up, Bob!
A friend came across a project known as a Flame Speaker. Â The similarities to a Rubens Tube resonated with me and I was immediately intrigued. Â Some of the best information we could find about it where documented in a 1960s Popular Electronics magazine. Â Apparently hobbyists were making these things in their basements around the country, …read more
In our conference area at work we had a rather interesting table. Â It was a huge poster of James Dean sitting on top of a piece of wobbly antique furniture. Â It was time to upgrade the desk to something more usable and fitting of serious meetings. Â Clients don’t like to sign expensive contracts on a …read more
We took A Moveable Feast on a ride through Los Angeles for CicLAvia. Â I decided to document this ride with a time-lapse camera. Â I’ll let the video tell the story:
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