eye-ttoman Upholstery process

1. Frame was constructed out of poplar and legs out of maple.

1. Frame was constructed out of poplar and legs out of maple.

2. Tacked on jute webbing.

2. Tacked on jute webbing.

3. 8-way tied springs were applied to the seating surface for extra cushioning and 'bounce'.

3. 8-way tied springs were applied to the seating surface for extra cushioning and 'bounce'.

4. Structure was covered with felt and burlap. A twine grid was sewed over the covering in preparation for the horse hair.

4. Structure was covered with felt and burlap. A twine grid was sewed over the covering in preparation for the horse hair.

5. Horse hair was stuffed onto the structure using the grid.

5. Horse hair was stuffed onto the structure using the grid.

6. Then an outer layer of cotton. Project continues to grow in size...

6. Then an outer layer of cotton. Project continues to grow in size...

7. Padded eye 'buttons' were made out of masonite, foam, and fabric-covered styrene (for the pupil). Thread was looped through both the pupil and masonite disk.

7. Padded eye 'buttons' were made out of masonite, foam, and fabric-covered styrene (for the pupil). Thread was looped through both the pupil and masonite disk.

8. Eyes are finished! A base layer with a 'beach ball' pattern was pulled over the structure like a sock.

8. Eyes are finished! A base layer with a 'beach ball' pattern was pulled over the structure like a sock.

9. Applying the final fabric, both machine and hand stitch.

9. Applying the final fabric, both machine and hand stitch.

10. Eyes were pressed/tufted in and tacked onto the inner structure.

10. Eyes were pressed/tufted in and tacked onto the inner structure.

And.... finished!

Programming fun

Short projects from my Arduino class.

Tribute to the intro of Sweet Child of Mine.

 

Thread

Robot Suicide

 
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A horrible Personal Mental Healthcare Assistant. Calls you a liar, forces you into a satanic cult, makes you hold its hand, etc.

 

Covertly recorded my teacher saying "blah blahblah"...

A patch of grass with flowers that light up in random sequences. You can catch a light by cupping your hand around one while it's still lit up, and it will stay and glow for however long you're touching it.

Object sketches

Interactive objects made during my group independent study, Winter 2015. At this time, I thought a lot about interactions between organisms and their inorganic surroundings, including ideas about symbiosis and the Gaia Hypothesis. These ideas drove the kinds of objects I wanted to make.

Paper airplane attached on a dowel and line for continuous flight.

Chair puppet

Unsittable Chair