After meeting Bug Labs at Maker Faire Austin in 2008, I was asked to prototype an idea for a robotic base for their small and modular linux computer. An integral battery compartment and mounts for micro gear motors and a control board were CNC machined into a block of Delrin.
This gadget mounts to the wall by engaging with the head of a small nail. A stainless steel peg with a rounded tip supports a 33 1/3 RPM record and simulates the look of a record platter.
Designed to take advantage of a disadvantageous pillar in my old apartment, the glass surface of this bar table is partially suspended from above by 3/4" threaded rods and supported by 4-inch aluminum I beams. Because I wasn't allowed to bolt into the pillar, wooden clamps (which double as speaker shelves) straddle the pillar and bear the suspended weight of the table.
I created this spinning pen holder with Will Bosworth in completion of an early class assignment to CNC machine a paperweight as a part of MIT's introductory manufacturing class.
MIT dorm rooms, while spacious, have little room for even more computer equipment. This server kept out of the way and featured a forced-air cooled RAID hard drive array for intense data integrity.
A minor pet peeve of mine is furniture that totters. Because kinematic constraint is always the answer, this shelving unit sports three rounded legs which make exact 3-point contact with the floor. From certain angles the third leg disappears for an even-more-unstable-than-reality visual effect. Also, the contact pressures certainly leave an impression.
This assignment from my high school AP Chemistry teacher was my first experience milling compound angles on a milling machine. The aluminum hub has four threaded holes spaced 109.5 degrees apart, each of which accepts an acrylic and brass "molecule."
As part of a digital logic course I took at geek camp, I designed and implemented an error correction circuit capable of fixing single-bit errors on the fly. It was integrated into a model rocket launcher circuit to ensure that the launch activation code was received accurately.