Projects

Mother’s Day Planter Design Project

2014-09-08T12:17:36-04:00

A mother's day project: Cedar Planter Planter Design Project Links See Project on GrabCAD (download model files) PlanterPlans Decided to have the 3 year old help me build a planter on the back porch for him and mom. Having a 3 year old "help" is always interesting, but it turned into a great couple of days. Step one was to rough out a concept in 3D because that's just how I do things.  I wanted something roughly 2'x8', and would let stock lumber lengths drive the actual dimensions. I also wanted something that required nothing more than a chop saw and [...]

Mother’s Day Planter Design Project2014-09-08T12:17:36-04:00

Kickstarter Data – StaX Campaign – Day 2

2014-02-28T13:18:49-04:00

This is a daily status with behind-the-scenes data from the StaX Kickstarter campaign. This is our effort to be completely transparent to our backers, and provide valuable information to other project creators. StaX Kickstarter Summary - Day 2 Day 2 of the StaX campaign is in the books. Over the last 24 hours, we've had about $1,000 in additional pledges. Over the first 30 hours or so, we had about $2,500. Slow downs in campaigns are typical, but we have to figure out ways to drive more traffic to the campaign page.  One telling stat is that we've had so few video views [...]

Kickstarter Data – StaX Campaign – Day 22014-02-28T13:18:49-04:00

Kickstarter Data – StaX Campaign – Day 1

2014-02-27T13:21:18-04:00

This is a daily status with behind-the-scenes data from the StaX Kickstarter campaign. This is our effort to be completely transparent to our backers, and provide valuable information to other project creators. StaX Kickstarter Summary - Day 1 StaX Kickstarter Staff Picked We launched the Kickstarter project yesterday morning from the comfort of a Panera Bread here in Orlando. After a brief panic (the Kickstarter "Launch" button had been greyed out on the project page - fixed with a log out / log in), the project was live somewhere around 9:15am EST. We had (obnoxiously?) emailed a large batch of [...]

Kickstarter Data – StaX Campaign – Day 12014-02-27T13:21:18-04:00

Orlando Mini Maker Faire Crowdfunding panel

2013-10-10T21:29:30-04:00

DeltaMaker made an appearance at the Orlando Mini Maker Faire this past Saturday. The folks at the Orlando Science Center did a great job hosting the event and hopefully it returns to the same location next year. Craig Rettew and I were invited to sit on a panel to discuss crowdfunding as a tool for "Makers Making Money" (the title of the panel). It was a great experience and the audience had some really good questions. We were joined on the panel by Harold Timmis ($9 Arduino) and Gabriel Anzziani (Oscilliscope Watch and two other campaigns). Crowdfunding is evolving quickly and many [...]

Orlando Mini Maker Faire Crowdfunding panel2013-10-10T21:29:30-04:00

3D Rendered Business Cards Have Arrived!

2013-09-06T01:40:03-04:00

Last week I posted some images I rendered in SolidWorks to create some unique business cards. The idea was pretty simple. Moo.com let's you have as many different images for the backs of your card as you like. I thought it would be fun to generate up some 3D text describing the type of work I do here at Zalaco, and render that image with different colors/materials to add some variety to my stack of business cards. This first order was a bit of an experiment to see how the screen images translated to print (I'm not a graphic artist by [...]

3D Rendered Business Cards Have Arrived!2013-09-06T01:40:03-04:00

3D Rendered Business Cards

2013-09-06T01:40:34-04:00

I needed some business cards for Zalaco, so I decided to create some rendered images in SolidWorks. I wanted something that showed some original, unique images that also conveyed some of my capabilities. Rendered Front The front of the cards is pretty simple. A dark powdercoated surface with embossed white letters for the name, and engraved silver letters for all of the other text. I threw some icons in for the contact information, as I thought those would have a nice effect with the engraving. The logo in the center is intentionally left the same color as the primary surface to [...]

3D Rendered Business Cards2013-09-06T01:40:34-04:00