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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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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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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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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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