Being an app developer, friends, family and co-workers often ask the question, how much does an app cost? This is a nice breakdown from Couchbase on the elements, stages and how long each stage of the development lifecycle takes, which helps with cost estimates.
Had a fun time designing race car wraps for a friend of mine and their kids who race Quarter Midgets. Bringing something from a the digital space to physical is really enjoyable and rewarding.
Some graphics, wraps and stickers for the Carter family and their Awesomeness Racing Team
Fun post card sent out by the Carters at the end of the season.
Design: Adobe Illustrator
I have always enjoyed the concept of being immersed into a virtual world. One of my first experiences with VR was in roughly 1993 when our local arcade introduced a game from one of the OG gaming founders John Waldron called Dactyl Nightmare on a 1000CS. After that experience, I have always wanted to build a motion sim which gets you as close to reality as possible.
Last year I took the first steps and decided to put the initial blocks in place and start with sim platform that I could eventually add motion to. I purchased a Fanatic wheel base and thought it would be a great learning experience to build the steering wheel from scratch. Many of the components can be built versus bought which is what is keeping me motivated to eventually get the entire system together.
This weekends challenge, a better hook for a bicycle:
Want to laser cut one of your own or remix it? Check it out on Thingiverse
This is a vertical based bike hook for bicycles with aero (deep) front rims. Currently there are not many wheel hooks that keep the front wheel vertical and that don’t scratch the rim when putting the bike up.
The hook is lasercut using a glowforge and medium draft board (the material thickness is important as all the slots need to interlock). Assembly is slotting the parts together and installation requires two screws/anchors into the wall.
It was specifically designed for a Reynolds AR80, however, I believe other wheels with similar dimensions, depths or profiles should fit.
Over the past few years I have found myself re-implementing and re-writing basic features of server, web, mobile or service components. Registration, Login, Forgot Password, Notifications, Search, Help, FAQ, Contact Us, Maps are just a few I can think of, where half way through the development everything seems familiar and I have a case of deja vu. No doubt I have written or implemented a library or service which performs this specific function.
While developing the Changd app I found myself in one of the deja vu moments while writing the email notification service, and decided to pause development, and fix the root cause. After multiple Github issues to support a variety of notification providers, I came across Apprise, a python library which supports multiple notification provides. Since there was not a Node.js implementation, I decided to use Apprise as inspiration and influence for a Node.js library which I aptly named “Reach”.
This used sweat analyzer I picked up off eBay was looking a little weathered …
This was a fun design and printing project for a friend. They needed water bottles which could be used while wearing a helmet and strapped into their race car. The graphics add a unique and personalized design.
This was a fun 3D Printing project I threw together when I needed a mount for my Garmin 530 on my Canyon MTB. The Canyon mounts were out of stock and backordered for months, so I designed and printed a clone.