LED Jacob’s Ladder effect for Baltimore Water Ballet

I connected and programmed a set of LED lights and an Arduino to make a Jacob’s Ladder effect for the fluid movement water ballet. The show is called “Science Fair”. The LED strips are of the Neopixel style, though the are an off-brand. They are...

Chasing Ice through Ellicott City MD

“Yesterday I watched this very well done and visually incredible movie – Chasing Ice – which shows the drastic disappearance of many glaciers. And then I wake up to hear the news of the horrible and historic flooding in Ellicott City. (And we have...

Polarizing Grid

I made a wire grid for polarizing microwave-frequency light. The wires are 0.0014″ = 0.036mm in diameter, spaced 0.0044″ = 0.112mm apart. There are about 1400 wires stretched across the diameter of this ring. The brown crud is flux from soldering the wires...

Mars in 2033

Ron Howard miniseries, futurical fiction about a crewed mission to Mars in 2033. “This November, the National Geographic Channel will take audiences into outer space in a way we haven’t seen before. From producers Ron Howard and Brian Grazer comes Mars, a...