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CouchSurfer: Joystick-controlled armchair

Henry Snow and I built CouchSurfer on a whim as a 24-hour project in February 2012.  Most of the components for CouchSurfer were scavenged from CWRU Cutter’s old and unwanted components.  We started the project at around 9pm, worked through the night and well past sunrise, took a few-hour break, and then had a working, …

A-5 Valve assembly, exploded view

A5 Revisions

Paintball is a hobby I’ve had for quite some time, but I’ve always enjoyed modifying and improving my marker – and occasionally designing new ones – as much (if not more) than actually playing.  In Spring 2008 I modeled my entire Tippmann A-5 in Solidworks in an effort to both better familiarize myself with the …

Backyard Refractory

Backyard Refractory

My first foray into metal fabrication was with a homemade refractory in June/July of 2007. I made the refractory out of a mix of Perlite and chimney/refractory mortar inside a large galvanized steel duct. A smaller steel tin was used as a mold for the refractory cavity. Air was forced into the refractory by a …