Seeing the future

Seeing the price of Bitcoin tonight, I’m lamenting how I could be eliminating swaths of debt had I followed my own advice and invested in mining more ‘coin many years ago.  I knew then that Bitcoin would either explode in value or fail completely in a year or two. I’ve always had a knack for […]


It’s been awhile since I’ve done anything with Raiden. This is partly because I’ve been swamped with other projects and partly because it was summer and running the cluster made things uncomfortably (dangerously?) warm in the lab. Now that Makerfaire is past and winter is coming, I took some time to resume my pursuit of […]

Milwaukee Makerfaire 2017

A couple weeks ago DONOR-1 took a roadtrip to Milwaukee Makerfaire! The excitement began with a very nice write-up of the project (as well as some other things we’ve worked on) in a Maker Spotlight post on the Make Magazine blog. Friday night before the faire we headed to The Idea Studio to pick-up the […]

DONOR-2 Springs to Life

A lot has happened in the last two weeks. After six iterations of corner designs, the display is securely attached. The top of and the bottom of the cabinet are painted and overall it’s starting to take its final form. Starting with a table saved us a lot of cabinet-building time, but we need a […]

DONOR-2 – This time it’s portable

Over the last few months we’ve slowly been accumulating parts for the next charity arcade machine DONOR-2. Applying what we’ve learned from DONOR-1, we came up with a few design criteria: Improve portability Something that doesn’t require a full-sized pick-up to transport. Ideally something that can be transported by one person. Cabinet simplicity Most of […]

Raiden Mark I

I wrote an introduction to the Raiden project awhile back, but it’s been too long since I’ve done an update, and a lot has happened in the meantime. I’ve been keeping a fairly detailed log (which may be part of the reason I’ve neglected to post updates) but in terms of progress there’s a lot […]