Thursday, July 30, 2009


Oh man, collaboration is awesome. Hard at work these days with many a project and task on hand. Some "Liquid Tin" came in today, and let me just say, I'm extremely impressed. I'll post pictures as progress develops. I need to get in the habit of documenting everything, as I'm finding now it is insanely helpful whenever I do.

Headline: Ghost Train gives Electromagics "The Hook-Up" with this installment of absolutely sick enclosure art:

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Impression Felt

Oh it's such a beautiful day
And all the stars will be coming out tonight
And there's so much I want to say to you
But I know that it won't come out right
But you and I are tied in some way
In fact, we might be one in the same
Instead of individuals maybe we're just tentacles
In some fifth-dimensional squid or something...

But when I'm sitting across from you
I can feel it spinning, can you feel it too?
It's nice to know that we were born to die
I can't explain it, but you know I'll try
Wait, hold on, I'll try
Look at the sky we agree it's blue!
But what I see as blue might be red to you
We call it the same because we talk
Do we think the same because we talk?
Or maybe we think in similar ways
Because of whats in our DNA
But either way it don't explain
why our families think we're strange

I think it strange to say that we're alone
When we're so many different people everyday
In your head I bet there's a whole town's worth of folk
Please listen to what they each have to say
I hope that tomorrow's better than today.
And I hope the best is saved for the day after that.
But the day after that day I hope that it rains.
Because the good aint good unless you get the bad.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Website Skeletons

It's official, Electromagics has sold out. Or rather, will be selling out fast its future-supply of handmade pocket-sized electric guitar / bass / mic preamp / headphone amps! It's a mad dash to see who will be the lucky ones to be able to get the very first product from Electromagics, and who will be left with the bitter taste of regret on their lips! Pre-Order incentives include reduced price, and a mystery gift! All headphone amps come with custom art ON THE BOX, which will vary from amp to amp. The flavor of awesome may vary from piece to piece, but the potency will be uniformly deadly for the whole batch! Manifest Destiny already, and make your cubicle mates super jealous when you start busting facemelting solos or hip-slithering basslines with business casual consideration.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Grind Time

Alright! I have been away loving readers, for far too long! Been on my grind in a very real sense, working with Pete Edwards of Casperelectronics, designing some circuitry for some very cool and ridiculous sounding electronic effects. Pete is a custom electronics designer, with over 10 years of experience, mainly dealing with circuit bending. The stuff we're making is really awesome, and will be on sale through his website. I've been working hard on the headphone amp project as well, completing a production model prototype! I am currently taking orders for these sweet devices, which I will be creating full documentation and advertisement for in the near term, with online sales becoming available by the end of the week. In the meantime, you can order one by emailing me. Here's a bit of a teaser shot of an unlabeled completed model. It sounds sweet!

Yeaaaah Boyeee

Short post for now, but with more updates coming soon!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Business As Unusual

Success and Adventures! The last week has been so eventful, that I couldn't even find the time to blog about it. I know! Finished up a long overdue project for Ecovative Design, rode my bike a lot, and even got a break from the rain enough to get a bit of a sunburn. I had excellent visitors over the week, who made delicious food, touching music, and enjoyable conversation. Life's real good.


The 4th passed with a great many explosions which I viewed from an incredibly short distance in Albany, where the crowd was treated to some up-close-and-personal fireworks in Empire State Plaza. (The fireworks were actually going off within the space enclosed by the surrounding buildings.) Bike Polo was a blast, and the consecutive rides to and from Albany have reminded me that I need to start training more for distance cycling.

Bike Polo: As Fun As It Is Difficult

I put together an order for the headphone amp project, and the production components should be arriving tomorrow, so I'll be able to see very soon if my CAD model predictions are really up to snuff. I also want to figure out the details behind creating a photo-etching station for the mass manufacturing of the headphone amp PCB's (Printed Circuit Boards). This will surely prove to be an interesting and potentially caustic / carcinogenic endeavor, as the station will expose treated copper-plated silicon boards with intense UV light, and then I will be submersing these boards in acid. More Updates on this to come! Here's a PCB I've laid out, but haven't made or tested yet: