Sunday, December 23, 2012

Train set in a Suitcase

This is my N-Scale train in a phonograph box. It runs on an Arduino and Motor shield. I put a reed sensor on the tracks, and glued a small magnet underneath the locomotive. When the train passes the over pass, the tin-can bridge closes,  the locomotive slows down to a stop and whistles. The train whistle plays from a Radio Shack recorder module. The speaker is hidden inside the overpass. It creates an awesome illusion that the train is actually playing the whistle sound!  I put a relay in place of the play button. The recorder is powered through the motor shield. After the train whistles, the two light posts light up in a series of patterns. the tin-can slowly opens and the school rings rings. The train begins again passing through until it reaches the reed sensor and it repeats all over. The red button can be pressed at anytime to activate the whistle.


Wednesday, April 4, 2012


This is a new piece for a new month. Acrylic on 2x4 ft canvas

Monday, March 26, 2012

Paintings from March 2012

This is Acrylic paint on top of layered masking tape, on top of cut out pizza boxes, matted, sealed and framed!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Radio Pieces Feb. 2012

These are all pieces of radios I own. I love taking apart and fixing radios. This is my Radio series.

Charcoal Feb. 2012

These are all charcoal on paper. Drawings of memories past.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Drawings Jan. 2012

Charcoal on Paper

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Classic Magic - Custom Magic

The Cups and Balls Routine is considered the oldest magic effect on record. Images of this routine were found written in stone on the great pyramids of Egypt! It's still performed by street performers, and all kinds of magicians today. These are hand sewn, and leather cut baseballs I made over the weekend. I made them in a lemon peel style. I can't tell you how difficult it is to take something flat like leather, and shape it into something round! I finally have a complete set that match!