Author Archives: Major Callisto

Handsfree Icebucket Challenge Backpack

Hands Free Icebucket Challenge from Christopher Lewis on Vimeo. My good friend KC Roberts challenged me to participate in the Icebucket Challenge. I made a handsfree icebucket backpack. It’s a little impractical, but a lot awesome. The success ALS charities … Continue reading

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CSS3 Sketch 2

#canvas .clickToPlay { position: absolute; text-align: center; top: 50%; transform: translateY(-50%); width: 100%; z-index: 2; font-family:sans-serif; left:0; } .play .clickToPlay { display:none; } #canvas, #ring-1, #ring-2, #ring-3, #ring-4{ background:#000; width:300px; height:300px; overflow:hidden; margin: auto; position: absolute; top: 0px; left: 0; … Continue reading

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CSS Sketch 1 – Technique: Masking

.clickToPlay { position: relative; text-align: center; top: 50%; transform: translateY(-50%); width: 100%; z-index: 2; font-family:sans-serif; left:-72px; background-color:rgba(255,255,255,0.5); } #sketch1Explanation.play .clickToPlay { display:none; } #sketch1Explanation .clickToPlay{ position:relative; transform: translateY(-50%) rotate(45deg); } .mask{ box-sizing:border-box; margin:0 auto; width:500px; height:500px; overflow:hidden; } .sky{ width:200px; … Continue reading

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CSS3 Sketch 1

.clickToPlay { position: relative; text-align: center; top: 50%; transform: translateY(-50%); width: 100%; z-index: 2; font-family:sans-serif; left:-72px; background-color:rgba(255,255,255,0.5); } #sketch1.play .clickToPlay { display:none; } #sketch1 .clickToPlay{ position:relative; transform: translateY(-50%); } .mask{ box-sizing:border-box; margin:0 auto; width:500px; height:500px; overflow:hidden; } .sky{ width:200px; height:500px; … Continue reading

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Broke-Ass Mario Kart – Build Log 02

New Motors! I decided to source more reliable motors than the ones I found at Active Surplus. I love Active, but they have an “as is” policy on a lot of their used equipment that made me nervous. Also, some … Continue reading

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Broke-Ass Mario Kart – Build Log 01

The past few days have been spent testing my motors and hardware for my Broke-Ass Mario Kart project. I’ll be sharing a tear-down of the project at my FITC 2014 Talk, Broke-Ass Mario Kart. I bought a simple, unmarked, mobility … Continue reading

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FITC 2014 – Broke-Ass Mario Kart: Node.js + Arduino

I’ll be a speaker at FITC 2014 in Toronto. Get your tickets to FITC 2014. I’m going to be discussing ways to connect applications to powerful motors to move heavy loads, like a display or a human. The presentation will … Continue reading

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Free Range Arduino

Looking to pair Arduino with mobile devices? Here are some notes from my Free Range Arduino presentation at FITC‘s Screens 2013. Why? Smartphones come bundled with powerful technology. Rather than buy and integrate sensors and communications, we can leverage the … Continue reading

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Gilded Crane

I’ve never been much of a fan of gold – I’ve always thought it lacks an aspect of the “understated” that I would associate with elegance. So, I’m entertained by my current obsession with the art of gilding – it … Continue reading

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Slurpy Ford Wii Nunchuk Puppet

Use, spacebar, “c”, “s”, left, right, up and down arrows to control Slurpy: I’ve thought for a long time about how a Wii Nunchuk would be perfect for controlling a puppet. It … Continue reading

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