Chipotle Crow

Created for Chipotle, a 14″ long model of a Mechanical Crow from their 3D animated “Scarecrow” short. Made from styrene, acrylic, and brass. It’s Arduino controlled eyes have a broken flicker effect. The idea was this is an early non-working prototype of what’s in the short, which is also why the client chose gloss black vs. weathered matte. It is featured in television spots for their “Farmed and Dangerous” series.

Signage

Examples of various signs constructed for film, theater, and events. Most are lighted, some with animated lighting and mechanical effects.

Game Show Inputs

A collection of inputs and control boxes for a variety of game shows. Inputs can be made to any specification or style (buttons, cranks, switches, ect) and custom control boxes can do lockouts and/or trigger various effects.

Effect Trigger

A compact 9vdc delivery system. Effect is attached to two spring-loaded clips, both momentary buttons are depressed simultaneously and the voltage is allowed to pass. Extremely bright green LED indicates circuit is active. Created to be mounted on an existing military training weapon. Initial run was 22 units.

Geiger Scanner

Made from an older geiger counter, designed to look like a scanning device. When the main switch is turned on, the green light flashes, the analog meter deflects back and forth, and the antenna dish rotates alternating directions every two seconds. When the red button is pressed, two sets of three red lights on either side of the unit chase from back to front.

Sci Fi Stakes

A set of sci-fi themed spikes designed to stake off an area of the ground. Self-contained batteries light six blue LEDs when the red latching button is depressed. Made from stainless steel, acrylic, and styrene. The handles and top dome have a textured rubberized coating.

Hold Box

A box made to simulate a device for putting multiple phone lines on hold. Uses lighted square push-button switches with a latching feature so when pressed, the light remains on until pressed again.

Aquabats Bunk Panels

A simple stylized set of four panels made for “The Aquabats! Super Show!”. The panels are laser cut acrylic and the three lights illuminate when the three knobs are rotated.

Bioshock Weapon

Reproduction of in-game weapon from Bioshock. Piece is made from heavily modified gas pump handle, cast resin pieces, hand shaped brass, and 1/2″ steel round stock. Glass jar has urethane rubber roto cast inside, pigmented and laced with UV reactant dye. Inside are 420nm UV LEDs which cause the glass to glow vibrantly. Display case is made from pine and red oak, with half-round whitewood accents.

 

Aquabats Laser Cannon

A 7′ long laser cannon created for the second season of “The Aquabats! Super Show!”. Made mostly from ABS and wood, it was designed to be mounted on an off-road vehicle as shown. The red beam seen inside the acrylic tube pulses up and down the length of the weapon at a constant interval.