While watching some highly educational TV in my living room one day, I finally decided that it was time to try and do something about the sofa side table lights reflecting off the screen.
Some time back in 2017, I challenged myself to design a table lamp that could be 3D printed in such a way that no material would be wasted, and the lamp socket and wiring could just drop into place.
After owning a Maker’s Tool Works (MTW) Create 3D printer for a few years, I decided to take some time to design a more usable filament spool holder for it.
A photographic collection of objects that I 3D printed using my FDM and SLA 3D printers at home for various projects and for fun. Most of these prints were created using 3D models downloaded from the web (Thingiverse).
Custom built shelving system using ceramic pot drip nozzles and lots of other 3D printed parts.
Another client came to me wanting to duplicate an interestingly shaped lamp, but they wanted it to fit on a nightlight.
Another client came to me wanting to duplicate their boat design while shrinking it down to only 5 inches long.
Early last year (2017) I felt the urge to create a design that would take advantage of the full print volume of one of my larger format FDM 3D printers.
I designed this for a You3Dit.com request. I referenced the cap design/dimensions from kielerrr’s Fast-Draw Cap Marker Holder on Thingiverse
In an effort to improve cooling of prints and prevent curling/warping of parts, I also decided to design my own fan shroud
A client came to me wanting to duplicate a cap for the wheels on his show car.
I designed this lampshade for a You3Dit request which the customer was trying to duplicate the look of some existing lampshades, while changing the overall shape to this tall elongated version.
A client of mine needed a “looks-like” prototype of a bicycle brake light designed and fabricated
Photos of some of the computers I built while doing business as Custom Computers & Repairs
In an effort to improve the usability of one of my FDM 3D printers, I decided it was time to implement an “automatic bed-leveling system.”To do so, I needed to design a custom bracket to mount a proximity sensor to the print-head carriage.
I wanted to improve my prints after upgrading the hotend on my Type A Machines Series 1
One of my first major projects that I decided to utilize my first 3D printer for was to build a Crossfire 2, which is a 3D printable quadcopter that I learned about from Make Magazine.
While working as a “Jack-of-all-IT,” I was building a high-end workstation for a client, but I was unable to fit all of the data drives they wanted into the computer case the system was being built into. My solution was to design a special bracket that I call the SSD Stacker
This is a replacement flap that I slapped together for older Brita Everyday Water Pitchers (I think they removed the flap on newer models).
For my final project while studying at San Francisco State University I came up with a new product concept called D-BUB, or the “Data BackUp Bottle.”
Stalaglight was the final project for my Rapid Prototyping (DAI 460) class at San Francisco State University.
While studying Industrial Design at San Francisco State University we had a group project in our Rhino class which required us to design a line of products that shared the same design language. My group was focusing on kitchen products, and my product was a rice cooker.
While studying Advanced Modeling & Rendering (DAI 521) at San Francisco State University, one of our early exercises was to model the Alessi/Michael Graves 1985 tea kettle
My Computer Fuel USB Flash Drive concept was my second project for DAI 421 – Technical Drawing 2: Solidworks class at San Francisco State University.
This was a collaborative project I worked on with Garrett Faulkner in our DAI 460 (Rapid Prototyping) class at San Francisco State University.
While studying Technical Drawing 2 (3D Solid Modeling – SolidWorks / DAI 421) at San Francisco State University I was given an assignment to 3D model a Maker’s Mark whisky bottle.
Easy-Grate was my first project for my Technical Drawing 2: Solidworks (DAI 421) class at San Francisco State University. For this project we were tasked with designing some sort of hand tool.
Hand shaped business card holder. DAI 460 – Rapid Prototyping – Project 1 – Laser-cutter and etching.
One time electric hand dryer, converted into 40 second lamp. This is actually an assignment I had to turn in for a college project one semester (Spring 2013).
Way back (in 2012) before I had access to any 3D printers, I was enrolled in a fun class at San Francisco State University called Electronics and Robotics in Conceptual Design. The class focused primarily on learning how to use an Arduino for the purpose of prototyping electronics projects.
Art 231 was one of the first classes I took at San Francisco State, and below are some photos of my drawings that came out of the class.