Monthly Archives: June 2011


I haven’t logged in to the Bangsplat Myspace page in over a year. It’s still there, but maybe not for long. It was announced today that Myspace was being sold for a piddling $35 million to an advertising network. They outbid a venture capital firm and other interested parties, including a couple Myspace founders. Of […]

Kind Of Poop

A while back, I wrote about the Kickstarter project, Kind Of Bloop, a chiptune version of the Miles Davis masterpiece Kind Of Blue. It was one of the early success stories for Kickstarter, raising over $8,000 on a $2,000 goal. (Of course, today, the big projects are raking in hundreds of thousands of dollars, though […]

In The Graveyard With Wayne And The Lips

Los Angeles is an industry town, and the primary industry is celebrity. A such, it is fitting that L.A. cemeteries are as famous as their most prominent inhabitants.¬†Cemeteries like Forest Lawn and Westwood Memorial Park discourage blatant tourism, but Hollywood Forever is not shy about its famous residents,¬†which include Cecil B. DeMille, Jayne Mansfield, Rudolph […]

2D Projections In OpenSCAD

But what about 2D manufacturing tools, such as laser cutters? OpenSCAD can be used to design for these as well. It has 2D objects and operations. But say you want to make a case out of acrlyic, and want to model it in 3D to make sure it all fits together properly, but you need […]

Digital Design For Personal Physical Manufacturing

Bre Pettis appeared on The Colbert Report tonight, introducing the Comedy Central show audience to 3D printing with a Thing-O-Matic and Thingiverse. It must have made quite an impact, because Thingiverse is very slow right now. I’m a big fan of the MakerBot and personal DIY manufacturing. I love the idea of small digital files […]