Over the years I've had many ideas, some odder than others. These are an assortment of projects that didn't quite warrant their own entry but were still worth including!
Odd Projects (2020)
Automatic Cat Feeder Concepts
My friend wanted an automatic feeder for their cat, but didn't want to fork over $100 for a market product. I made these concepts for a DIY feeder.
The first concept was a paddlewheel inside of a pipe that could spin to dispense food. Upon testing, I found that food had a tendency of getting stuck between the flaps of the wheel and the tube as it spun.
The second concept used a motor-driven screw to open a trap door which would let food through. By the time I finished this concept, my friend had decided to buy an actual cat feeder. Still, I'm happy with how the mechanism came out, even if it's a bit slow and noisy.
I made this character in Blender. I imagined she might live in a desert wasteland.
Pokémon Underground Maps
I made these maps for a Pokémon fan game I was working on at the time. I reused tiles from several early 2000's Pokémon games and made a few of my own.
Table Saw Extension
I inherited this 1966 Craftsman bench (table) saw. It was in remarkably good condition for its age but was missing some features I wanted.
I added a small wing and outfeed extension to make it easier to work on larger pieces. I also added cabinets to take advantage of empty space under the table. They provide a great location to store equipment for the saw!
The Ingram Raccoon
A good friend of mine once mentioned he thought raccoons were about the size of dogs. So the mythical beast "The Ingram Raccoon" was born.