Category Archives: Creativity Hacks

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Dopplerender: A turbo boost for Blender animation rendering

  The problem If you’ve ever tried to make a hand-drawn animation, you’ll appreciate how much faster computer-generated animation really is. But for all its whiz-bangery, there’s one thing that…

Exopod in action

Exopod: The flat-pack display stand for books

As an author, I frequently go to book fairs, signings, and other sales events, and I’ve never been able to find a decent display stand for showcasing my books. Most of the commercial versions I’ve seen are either too big, too clumsy, or too complicated. What I want is something that is strong enough to hold up a large book or several smaller ones, packs flat so that I can fill my boxes with books rather than hardware, and is easy to assemble. Plus, it wouldn’t hurt if they brought a bit of style to my display table.

NordicTrack without keyboard

NordicTray: an integrated keyboard table for the NordicTrack treadmill

In an effort to improve my writing workflow, I want to add an unobtrusive keyboard and mouse to this treadmill so that I can move quickly from my desk to the treadmill with minimal distraction or interruption to my writing.

PressureDiver face

PressureDiver: a sensor to plumb the depths of saxophone air tightness

This happy little explorer is the business end of PressureDiver: a simple barometric pressure sensor designed to report changes in air pressure from inside a sealed container. In this case, we’ll be exploring a saxophone.

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Creativity Hack: Studio Light Mast

Problem: Adding video production equipment to my office has created too much clutter. Solution: 3D printed parts to mount a mast on the wall This past fall, the last of my…

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