How long have you been making?
I started making go-carts as a youth, so 20+ years (scary)
What inspires you to make?
Curiosity killed the cat!
Where did you learn the skills you use today?
I had a lot of great mentors, but I am mostly self-taught. I always GTS (google that sh**). My first job was testing video games as a youth, so I have an extensive background in programming and testing.
What do you need to make?
When I am in code mode, I like darkness and groove salad. For everything else (after caffeine) it would have to be: soundtrack, soundtrack, soundtrack! (and phone on silent)
Go to tools?
Caliper and sketchpad! For supplies: Radioshack, Adafruit, Sparkfun, Willy’s Electronics, Inventables, and Marshals Industrial.
The Silent Orchestra! An interactive POV (persistence of vision) globe.
Why did you make this?
The goal was to show the silent orchestra at a lot of shows this year, and it’s never been done at this scale before. We once blew the whole electronics stack right before a deadline, but were able to get replacements in less than 6 hours … from San Francisco.
“I am genuinely curious and like to take it to the limit!”