unJunk Mail

Taj helps me demonstrate an application of Zatchu Punch to turn boring junk mail into a fascinating project / puzzle / sharing activity for young and old together.

-Thanks, Taj!

-You’re welcome, Dave!

I, Robot

Robot has a split personality: he is kind and loving but has a bear trap on one hand and a laser cannon on the other hand. He just wants to cuddle, really. Do you remember the Three Laws of Robotics?

They are:

A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
A robot must obey the orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Laws.

Chicken Run

Gabe’s Chicken was a simple model in the tradition of all those ‘3D’ punch-out models that use right angles and many sheets to ‘build up’ the mass. It looked nice, but it didn’t use any interesting building principles beyond a wine box…

It Started with a Water Tower…

I was sitting in Phil’s office annex, and he was telling me about an artist friend / client who was trying to find new ways to monetize a successful print he had made. I was playing around with a cardboard box and tried to make a model that looked like the water tower. Not an obvious success, but it was enough to get me thinking to make a model rocket…

It started with a water tower, but the first model ended up being a rocket!