Fascinated by complexity. Striving for simplicity.


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New Location, New Concept

23rd of December, 2014

My current project is called Industrial Luxury Group Inc. Industrial Luxury is a design laboratory that builds hand-crafted, tech-enabled environments and other wacky projects. We deliver art and design ROI for the smart crowd. It’s a workshop and prototype studio that will be open to the public and serve artists, designers, architects, and developers. ALSO!


Major Delta.

25th of June, 2014

New post in progress… Check back soon. There’s been some GIANT changes and I need to write about it. This is the placeholder for now.  

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Mayfair Greenhouse Project

18th of March, 2014

Progress reports and fun photos. Settling on a control system based on Arduino (of course) and the CC3000 wireless shield. For now, I am just going to use a DHT22 Temperature and humidity sensor I got from Adafruit. I am also experimenting with a Weather Shield by Sparkfun too. So in my layout, I have


Greenhouse Research

7th of March, 2014

Here is a list of greenhouse resources – in just raw format without categories or comment – I am working my way through. Will edit this as I go to prune it or add new finds. Smart Greenhouses http://smartgreenhouse.org/index.php/15-produsts/actuators WiFi Weather Station http://learn.adafruit.com/wifi-weather-station-arduino-cc3000/introduction Connected Greenhouse M2M application demo at EWC2013 https://developer.sierrawireless.com/en/Blog/EWC%202013%20Greenhouse%20demo.aspx Temperature Data Logger |

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Mayfair Greenhouse

27th of February, 2014

Version [BETA] I have been working on a greenhouse design. The greenhouse in the photos below is not the actual greenhouse. It is the prototype I set up to help me figure out the automation systems and climate stuff. The real greenhouse will be built from what works on this model, and will probably be

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Shiny things.

13th of January, 2014

New year. Things all over my radar right now: + MQTT + Before I forget, check out this awesome Mechatronics resource/cheat sheet: http://www.saylor.org/courses/me302/ + Yummy: The Wolfram Data Framework¬† + Owncloud. It’s time. And here is a nice, simple way to set up Owncloud on AWS : http://www.comtechies.com/2013/04/how-to-set-up-owncloud-storage-server.html + Lots of people and companies are

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Better off happy. And paid.

8th of November, 2013

+ So after determining that my last project was going nowhere fast, I had to make the decision to cut bait and run. Basically, the firm’s business model wasn’t going to work for me and here’s why: + First let’s start out by stating what hasn’t changed and probably will never change. In the AEC

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And we’re back…

21st of October, 2013

+ I’m reading Jon Taffer’s book, Raise The Bar which, if I had to boil it down to a short summary would be, “Create great reactions in your customer’s experience and they will like you and probably come back.”¬† Easier said than done as we all know. Ultimately, we should be designing “reactions” for our

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Lots of stuff

13th of August, 2013

Moving back into the design world slowly and surely. The tech world has been fun – to a point – but my relationship with it is changing. Having been submerged in the SMB and enterprise app world for four years has taught me a lot. What I learned is that I don’t really appreciate the

what i learned this week

Learning curves

5th of July, 2013

+ Family is out of town this week so I capitalized on that by crankin’ on learning the big picture overview of – that’s right – Autodesk Product Design Suite Utlimate. Yep. Got it. Now comes the hard part: that thing is a gigantic technical package of complicated stuff. Obviously, the learning curves are huge