Monday, May 18, 2009

Raygun Gothic Rocketship

After extensive travels throughout the nearby universes, 5 Ton Crane has landed the Raygun Gothic Rocketship on the SF Embarcadero at Pier 14.
It's been a long journey since we built the vessel and
there are many stellar stories to tell.

I worked with Almost Scientific to produce this series of little model rockets.

Sunday, May 17, 2009


...just helped Torreya successfully install & deinstall her MFA exhibition at CCA.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Giggles goes to Ireland!

well, it looks like the Irish dig purple as well as green.... Alan got word on Halloween that the Neuron Chamber was accepted into the Lightwave Festival hosted by the Science Gallery at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. So in Jan/Feb 2009, the Almost Scientific team brought 'Giggles' to the emerald isle to participate in our first international exhibition.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Winter brings dark & exciting times....
The Crucible put on the ballet, Dracul, in January to mark their 10 year anniversary. I was asked by my good friend, Ben Carpenter, to help manage, design, & build the set. Dracula is one of my favorite dark icons and a perfect body for the Crucible to breath life into as the nights get longer.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

even more illegal sf downhill '08

I should've taken a hint from the heavy all-day rain on Saturday that kept me taking breaks from my work to sweep standing water out of the roll-up door... the clowns in cyclecide like to say, 'too dumb to die' -I think I'm just too dumb to not do things the hard way. Soggy welding aside, I swapped out the old taco-tires for some bomb-proof wheel-chair issue rollers that I modified to take the existing mountain bike disc brakes, getting the cart together to roll again in the 11th hour (just like last year.)
So when Shul and I finally made it to Bernal, we were pretty surprised to find the uniformed welcoming committee.
I kinda knew that we wouldn't just go home after all that hype and hard work... SF is a town of hills, right? So, not too long afterward, a sampling of racers reconviened at another tried & true downhill location (this one in Potrero Hill) and tested gravity in all our illegal glory.
The shopping cart veteran made it down about 4 times before the 'bomb-proof' wheels lost their rubber, ground down the plastic rims, and seized up with the spokes locked into the brake calipers. Perfect.

Monday, September 15, 2008

lumbering contraption

The Lumbering Contraption
Team Ratchet & Rumble's human-powered railwheel, The Lumbering Contraption. Created at Saint Louise for the first annual Handcar Regatta; September 28, 2008 Santa Rosa, California. After the race we received the Isambard Kingdom Brunel award for— Most Grandiose Feat of Engineering. Now we are sharpening our knives to cannibalize this big piece of steel!

Friday, July 18, 2008

the neuron chamber

Today Alan submitted the application for The Neuron Chamber to the Lightwave 2009 festival in Dublin, Ireland. If accepted, 'Giggles' and crew (Alan, Bender, Shul, and myself) will be traveling to Ireland in January / February. Keep your fingers crossed....