Category: ART

“Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.”
― Leonardo da Vinci

Intel DevTech: Focus Fog Pyramid

Here are some videos of the fog pyramid I designed (but did none of the wiring for) for the Intel Innovators Program and National Maker Faire. Moheeb Zara did the wiring and figured out the mindwave hookup. A new one is in the works (mmm white wood) so stay tuned!  Here’s the flow for the pyramid:     Here’s my model… Read more →

Triangle Light – Octoblu and Light Blue Beans

  This little light was for a 3D printing hackathon at UCB. It’s a light blue bean housed inside a triangle shaped casing (with some LED’s on a relay of course). The bean is wirelessly controlled using Octoblu (one of my favorite tools) to basically anything. The light on the bean indicated different states, like “it’s raining” or “there’s a… Read more →


  GestAuth is a totally last minute name given to an Intel RealSense Hackathon project. The premise is, the RealSense will identify gestures and the correct sequence of gestures will unlock a page. Video posting later. Read more →

Voronoi Living Panels and Controllers

  These are responsive Voronoi diagram inspired panels. The white panels (which appear colored below) are backed with addressable LEDs. Mirrored acrylic propagates the colors, creating the illusion of mingling colors. Particle’s photon board enables wireless control for the panels, and control of the purple cube on the table. The table cube is a controller as well as a visualization.… Read more →

Intel DevTech Demo: Fractured Future

     I helped out one of my good friends, Moheeb Zara (the best hacker/maker I know) with some design work for his installation, Fractured Future. The piece comprised of some really lovely LED Infinity Pyramids and were networked with Intel Edisons and the whole thing was stuck together with Octoblu. Here are some pictures of the pyramids (designed by… Read more →

Silver Sound Wave Bracelet

Inspired by the concept of a sound wave, and the beauty of poured silver, I designed a bracelet based on a waveform. First, I uploaded the file that I wanted to see the waveform of. Wavesurfer was a great tool for visualizing the sound. Then, I imported that file and vector traced it in Adobe Illustrator (and I made the thick… Read more →

Optically Clear Electrochromic Film Displays

I came up with an idea for an electrochromic film display (similar to LCD, but big enough to put on windows) and Moheeb Zara has been helping me out with building the device. Below is the latest update from the project (some little 0.8 inch squares) which is a prototype for a demo 5 x 5 (or larger) square with little… Read more →

Hog Redesign

When I was taking CS 61a at UC Berkeley (Python, Scheme, and SQL) I had to do a project called Hog. The game of Hog has a few interesting rules (which I detailed below in a handy PDF) but notably the GUI we were provided was much too ugly to go un-redesigned. Here’s my redesigned GUI, with the “before” below.… Read more →