Boneyard Buildoff Finl Product

2018 Dayton Maker Faire Boneyard Buildoff Recap

It’s the Monday after Dayton Maker Faire, and I’m reading texts from my Boneyard Buildoff teammates – “My body hates me”, “Feel like we just fought a war…”. With the heat, this year’s Faire was brutal, but at the same time, awesome. First and foremost, a huge thanks goes out to Josh and Emily Cory,…

Tenma Website

Tenma Test Equipment and Soldering Website

In the MCM/Newark merger, it was decided that the Tenma website was due for a refresh. I decided that because supporting documents, images and product data for Tenma products were able to be found on Newark and Farnell’s websites, the updated Tenma site would be high level. I put together a one-page parallax-style responsive website…

Autocross Award Decals

MVSCC Autocross Award Decals

The Miami Valley Sports Car Club has been holding autocrosses in the Dayton area for a long time. In fact, they were one of the first clubs I raced with. This year, Autocross Digits decided to sponsor their series by donating decals that would go on and be given away with the awards at each…

Raspberry Pi Photo Booth

Building a Raspberry Pi Powered Photo Booth

As part of the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ product launch at work, all the business units had small internal launch events with cake, etc. I thought it would be neat to build a photo booth using a Pi and set it up as part of the event. There are many tutorials out there, for…

Pinewood Derby Trophy

3D Printed Pinewood Derby Award

It’s pinewood derby season again! This year, both the Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts are having derbies, which makes for twice the fun. At the time of this writing, Claire had already competed in her derby, and with a little luck, she finished second of 57 racers – just .01 out of first! While the…

Swim Bike Run Hero

Swim-Bike-Run Medal and Bib Number Hanger

I got to give some great gifts for Christmas in 2017, but this was my favorite. It’s a medal hanger for my dad’s 5k and mini-tri medals and bib numbers. The picture of him was taken from an event photo, laser engraved and cut (using Michael’s new Glowforge), as were the acrylic letters at the…

Electronic Symbols on Tree

3D Printed Electronic Schematic Symbol Christmas Ornaments

At our office here in Centerville, our tree was looking a little bare, so I whipped up some 3D printed ornaments. And because we’re an electronics distributor, I thought it would be fitting to make them in the shape of commonly used electronics schematic symbols. You can download an .stl here.

Dayton Maker Faire 2017

2017 Dayton Mini Maker Faire Recap

Another Dayton Maker Faire is now in the books. Like last year, I was lucky enough to have a faire (GET IT??!?!!) amount of involvement. This event is great, and to be able to support Dayton and see the everyone enjoying their time is really rewarding. MCM Electronics chose to put on a learn-to-code booth…

Cooperspeed Pinewood Derby Car at Weigh In

Pinewood Derby 2017

Cooper joined a local Cub Scout pack this year; pack 618. In the past, he would have been too young, but they started a “Lion” den just for preschoolers. This helps ease them into scouting. So far, it’s been a lot of fun. The outings and meetings have been great, and participating with older kids…

Final OSU Design

Ohio State University 2016 Draft Wall

As part of an interview, I was invited to create a design for the Ohio State University that would introduce the most recent NFL draft picks from OSU. Client: Ohio State University Problem: A 20’ x 10’ wall that requires a display that communicates “Ohio State Buckeyes in the NFL”, and communicates the most recent…