3D Printing, a work in progress.

Just getting started in 3D printing, picked up a Creality Ender3 v2 from Amazon. Using Cura slicer, and Blender for 3D modeling as I already knew it from previous projects. Biggest learnings so far: 1. preparing models in 3D software, ensuring they are manifold and clean geometry, 2. preparing models in Cura, picking the right …

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Silhouettes! Because, why not.

Just wanted to share real quick some drawings I did of my daughters, somehow I got it in my head that I needed their silhouette as art, so this was the outcome! Drawn in Adobe Illustrator, and then styled in Photoshop. Printing on watercolor paper.

Walnut Speaker

Quarantine project: My brother and I each built a custom powered Bluetooth speaker using PDF instructions from https://kmakits.com. The instructions tell you which electronics are needed, and rough lumber dimensions. I deviated quite a bit from the instruction when making the wood enclosure to achieve the look I wanted – the end result turned out …

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Custom Walnut top for IKEA SKARSTA Desk with magnetic tray.

Some pictures of building a walnut desktop for the IKEA SKARSTA standing desk. https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/skarsta-desk-sit-stand-white-s59324818/. I was looking for a natural matte/satin finish for the Walnut so I went with Tried & True – Original Traditionnel. It’s food/environmentally safe, no VOCs, safe for skin, and made from renewable ingredients. It contains Beeswax which offers some hardness …

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2019 Dare Mighty Things Hackathon

Ulta’s first Hackathon This year Ulta teamed up with the Google Cloud Chicago team to create a fun challenge for our first-ever hackathon! The hackathon was part of the Dare Mighty Things conference, if you’re unfamiliar with this great Chicago conference, check out http://daremightythings.co. McDonald’s co-sponsored the event and graciously hosted the hackathon at their …

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Dynamic images with Scene7 (Adobe Marketing Cloud / Experience Manager)

Using query params we can instruct Scene7 to construct a dynamic image for us. The above example creates a single composition from two images. You can see things like background color, opacity, image source, and size. In the above example I’m making the middle layer slight smaller to maintain a safe area/margin. Scene7 will scale …

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