A few weeks ago I posted on Mastodon that I’ve never built anything I felt was the best work I could have done (it may have been more specific to programming, but you get the idea). I’ve done work that is good and that I’ve been proud of, but nothing I would consider “perfect”. Each […]


A recipe for semi-autonomous art galleries. I know a lot of people who like to buy art, and I know a lot of people who make art. Until we implement basic income, artists need a way to make a living in order to keep making art, so it seems like a natural fit for artists […]

DONOR-1 – Beaver Dam ReStore

DONOR-1 will be spending the snowy months cozily entertaining customers (and hopefully not annoying employees too much) at the Beaver Dam Habitat for Humanity ReStore. DONOR-1 arrived at the ReStore last week (during the first significant snowfall) but unfortunately decided to act-up.  After bringing the control panel back to the laboratory, it turned out the […]

Why Personal Supercomputers?

I’ve known for a long time that I was made to build fast computers. This passion for speed covers several areas of my interests but it is in computers where I have the most ability to contribute to creating the fastest machines. However what I’ve learned in the last few years is that the value […]

Raiden Mark II – Chassis

Note: This is a long one.  I’ve been neglecting documenting the project so this post is a catch-up for the last few weeks of work.  Future updates will be more frequent and bite-sized. When I think about how to arrange and contain the single-board computers (SBC’s) that make-up the computational part of Raiden Mark II, […]