Monday, July 6, 2015

Automatic Typewriter Plays The Typewriter Symphony

Back in 1950 the great [Leroy Anderson] composed The Typewriter Symphony. An orchestra piece that features a typewriter as the lead instrument. It's fantastic.

Well, [Chris Gregg] was a big fan of the composition, so he decided to do the next best thing to learning how to play it himself. He built and programmed an automatic typewriter to do it for him!

It's a 1960s Smith Corona electric typewriter which he has interfaced with a custom PCB that controls the mini 12V solenoids to hit the keys, which is then controlled by an Arduino. Slap that together with some basic music software and you've got yourself an automatic typewriter symphony!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Help Raise Money for Hacksmith Industries!

By buying an awesome Game of Thrones style bamboo cutting board!

Head on over to our Etsy shop to find out more information! Starting at just $20!

Friday, April 10, 2015

Keynote Presentation at CEC 2015

This year I was asked to speak at the Career Education Council's Annual Business & Education Partnership Breakfast, where I gave one of my biggest speeches yet -- on the topic of Innovation and Inspiration!

It was my first serious speech in front of a big audience, and I think it went quite well!

I definitely have lots to improve on for public speaking, but the audience response was fantastic.

And since I vlog everything... I  actually had the keynote recorded and have also included the transcript with graphics below for everyone else to check it out!

Enjoy, and let me know what you think!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Help Design Hacksmith Industries Contest

Hey guys!

We're going to be running a design competition for the new location of Hacksmith Industries! It's a big space, meaning we have lots of options of what we want to do with it...


First of all, bookmark this page. This post will be updated as more details come out!

The garage, as you know is a 1300sqft facility. 50' deep, 26' wide, 16' tall. I've begun modeling it in Solidworks and will be uploading a generic 3D file of the building -- so if you like CAD, you can start throwing in your own layouts of everything!