Author Archives: Major Callisto

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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Etch-a-Sketch Turntables

Arduino Sketch For an upcoming project with CTT, we decided to make a giant etch-a-sketch out of a quadcopter, a UV laser, a giant glow in the dark wall and two turntables. As part of a bonus project I made … Continue reading

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Dragon Pumpkin Spring

For my recent talk at FITC’s Spotlight: Hardware, I decided to revisit my Halloween project the Dragon Pumpkin. Pumpkins are hard to find this time of year so I improvised with a watermelon. Everytime you say the words “trick or … Continue reading

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Mouse Hacks

On June 8, 2013, I gave a presentation at FITC’s Spotlight: Hardware. It was a great event that covered many topics related to hardware and physical computing. As silly as it is, I presented what I think is one of … Continue reading

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Dragon Pumpkin

Dragon Pumpkin – Halloween 2012 from Christopher Lewis on Vimeo. I decided to add a bit of “Trick” back into Halloween. The Dragon Pumpkin is a voice activated fire breathing pumpkin; saying the words “Trick or Treat” triggers a fireball. … Continue reading

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Digital Opera Backdrops – Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci

In October 2011, I was Art Director for performances of Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci, directed by Jessie Fraser and performed by Opera Belcanto. The two operas are often performed together as a double bill since they’re both fairly short and … Continue reading

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A Twitter Follow Button for AS3 Flash

// Earlier this year, Twitter introduced Web Intents as an easy way to Tweet, Reply, Retweet, Favorite, and Follow. Web Intents are meant to be used with popups, which means I can easily adapt from my previous Tweet Button for … Continue reading

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Camera-B-On TV-B-Gone

I have created a Camera-B-On TV-B-Gone. This fairly simple mod allows me to use my TV-B-Gone as a camera remote for my Nikon D90. In fact, this will work as a shutter remote for a lot of Nikon cameras. If … Continue reading

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Paper Dolls Boutonnière

In the Summer of 2011, The Grumpy Owl, a fantastic writer and patron of the bespoke, commissioned Breeyn and I to create paper, colour change boutonnières. The boutonnières were an extension of the successful paper dolls project we created for … Continue reading

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Mobile Controlled Dress

Colour Change Paper Dress from Christopher Lewis on Vimeo. For the past few months I’ve been collaborating with my dear friend Breeyn McCarney on a project called Paper Dolls, which debuted at [FAT] 2011. It was the first fashion show … Continue reading

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