ADA Vanity Build Complete

Make an ADA Compliant Vanity for Your Bathroom

There aren’t a lot of options out there for ADA compliant vanities. Most are wall-mounted, which I didn’t want. They’re also very expensive. I wanted an ADA compliant vanity that would look have legs, but still accommodate a wheelchair under it. The best part? It’s exactly what I wanted, at a fraction of the cost….




Dayton Maker Faire Swag

Dayton Maker Faire 2016

The inaugural Dayton Maker Faire is in the books. Both Real Art and MCM Electronics put a huge effort into making the event a memorable one. There was plenty to do for folks of all ages, from learning about various different types of art, to taking part in activities like learning to solder. Both companies…




Learn to Solder Final Product Featured

Learn to Solder Sign

The inaugural Dayton Mini Maker Faire is coming up an a couple weeks at Carillon Park. MCM and Proto Build Bar are playing a huge role in putting the event on. In addition to manning the Boneyard Buildoff and 3D Printing Pavilion, they’re also teaming up to host the Learn to Solder booth at the…




Pinnacle Industrial Coatings Sign

Pinnacle Industrial Coatings Sign

My friends over at Southwest Ohio Garage Floor Coatings are in the process of expanding their business from the consumer space into the industrial space. As such, they needed a sign for their showroom, based on an existing logo for their industrial division. The sign will be mounted on one wall along with an existing…




Raspberry Pi Infinity+

Building the Huge Raspberry Pi Infinity+

We’ve just arrived back from the Bay Area Maker Faire, where MCM Electronics was a sponsor, having a booth right next to the Raspberry Pi Foundation. The show was a great success. One of the coolest parts of our booth was the Pi Infinity+, which Michael Castor and I made over the course of a…




CNC Tricerotops

Fun with Dinosaurs

My son, Cooper loves few things more than dinosaurs! Playing around the other day, I downloaded a couple dinosaur skeleton puzzles and cut them on the CNC router from 1/8″ MDF. The files were far from perfect, and required touching up every dog bone joint on the model, but his excitement when they were done…




Tenma Sign on Wall

Tenma Display Sign

Earlier this week, I was looking around for more ideas to fill out our video set at MCM, and looking for an excuse to mill some more stuff on the CNC router. The Tenma (soldering and test equipment) logo has a neat shape, with some cool cutouts inside the letters. There was some scrap 1/2″…




MCM Sign Final

MCM Electronics Dimensional Letter and Back Lit Sign

A bit ago, we started shooting videos at MCM for our “New Product Saturdays” campaign. At the outset, though, our set was a bit…bland. Essentially, we were shooting at a table I built with a cinder block wall backdrop. To add some interest, I thought it would be cool to add some branding in the…




Aarons MCM Trade Show Banners

Aaron’s MCM Tradeshow Signs

MCM’s Tier 1 team attends and Aaron’s vendor-only trade show each year. For 2016, they were looking to update their presence. I conceptualized, photographed, copywrote and designed two banners to sit at the front of their trade show booth. Positive feedback from the show illustrated that the banners served their purpose well, as MCM was…




Eben Upton at MakerCon Bay Area 2015

Raspberry Pi 3rd Birthday Infographic and Timeline

Yesterday was a busy day. It was the fourth birthday of Raspberry Pi, as well as the launch of the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B. As I was cruising Facebook, something familiar appeared. The hero image of a Make: post featured a picture of Eben Upton, the founder of the Raspberry Pi giving a talk….