Sternlab Cross Stitch

Sternlab cross stitch

Finished up this little URL cross stitch on the plane back from Connecticut. See more of my needlework URLs here. – Link.

Airport Code Patches

Airport Code Patches

Peter had this idea a long time ago: patches for your backpack to show off the three-letter airport codes of all the places you’ve visited. He’d like this because he’s been to a lot of obscure airports. I made some and set them for sale on Etsy, so check them out. I’ll make you whatever airport code you want. My folks were very excited to get ones for Calgary (YYC) and Sioux City (SUX).

Scarf Rly

Scarf Rly, an “O Rly” Owl scarf pattern. Created by Rebecca Stern, original idea by Justin Gutterman. One end says “O Rly?” and other other, “Ya Rly.” Because I hate the way carried-yarn patterns have a front and back, I tried to weave the carried yarn through the knit-1-purl-1 pattern of the scarf, but I’m not quite happy with it. Sure, the image has no front and back now (except the readability of the text), but it’s a bit dense, not stretchy, and slow-going.

Scarf Rly

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You may download the pattern for this scarf:

scarf_rly.zip

Scarf Rly added to projects

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Scarf Rly

I made a scarf, as per Justin’s request, with two of the O Rly owls. I’ve also included the knitting chart so you can make it yourself. – Link.

My Laser-etched Laptop

My etched laptop

While in New York visiting around the holidays, Phil Torrone and Limor Fried invited me over to adafruit industries to laser-etch my laptop. The natural choice for the design was my favorite illustration by 16th/17th century pharmacist and zoologist, Albertus Seba. It’s coral, but also looks like a tree or blood vessels. Thanks guys! I have a photoset of the process on Flickr.

sGloTaT added to projects

Finished up our final projct for Computational Principles for Media Arts, and here it is. Watch the overview video, but please visit the project site and DOWNLOAD OUR PAPER. This is a collaboration with Byron Lahey and Ryan Brotman.

http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&file=http%3A//blip.tv/rss/flash/535030&feedurl=http%3A//sternlab.blip.tv/rss/&autostart=false&brandname=Sternlab&brandlink=http%3A//sternlab.blip.tv/

The sGloTaT sonic environment allows participants to originate sound by moving physical objects. It encourages novice users to play by naturally gesturing with two tangible user interface objects emulating a trumpet and tambourine. In this sound space, movements by the users generate visual feedback projected on the floor in the form of a three-dimensional rendering of a cone.

sGloTaT

sGlobject Trumpet & Tambourine (sGloTaT) by Ryan Brotman, Byron Lahey, and Rebecca Stern

The sGloTaT sonic environment allows participants to originate sound by moving physical objects. It encourages novice users to play by naturally gesturing with two tangible user interface objects emulating a trumpet and tambourine. In this sound space, movements by the users generate visual feedback projected on the floor in the form of a three-dimensional rendering of a cone.

More photos are available at the Flickr set.

http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&file=http%3A//blip.tv/rss/flash/535030&feedurl=http%3A//sternlab.blip.tv/rss/&autostart=false&brandname=Sternlab&brandlink=http%3A//sternlab.blip.tv/

This is the final project for Computational Principles for Media Arts, a fall 2007 class in Arts, Media and Engineering at Arizona State University. Please download the following paper for more information.

Files:
sGloTaT_BrotmanLaheyStern.pdf

Mend Your Quilt

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I just published a new instructable on mending a disintegrating quilt. – Link to instructable, link to flickr set.

Plush Cuttlefish

I made this plush cuttlefish for my niece, who’s 1.5 years old. Her mom’s a marine ecologist, so why not encourage her propensity towards a nautical theme? My sister, brother in-law, and niece travel a lot, so I included a security handle, good for strapping the toy to a backpack or stroller.

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