Poking Things With Sticks

Bathtub Gondola:Tub in a truck.

Posted by Tangerinepiggy on May 31st, 2012 filed in Bathtub Gondola
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Tub in my truck

Well it all started about a month ago when I woke up from a dream wanting to build a Bathtub Street Gondola. It will culminate in an instructable on how to build your own. I thought a build log (if one was inclined they could follow along) would be nice so here we go.
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Update and Instructables

Posted by Tangerinepiggy on November 16th, 2011 filed in Heap
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Hi everyone,
It has been a long time since I last posted of my adventures and so much has happened. I am back in Oakland, Ca and I could not be happier. I have had more work than I could shake a stick at and have finnally had some time off this month to relax and work on projects. Living so close to the S.F. Tech Shop has lead to more projects getting from my head to existing in the real world.

I recently made a messenger bag. Check out the instructable
I also made a old t-shirt into Cthulhu. Check out the instructable

Well I hope to do a better job of keeping this blog up to date.

Techno Gypsies and Hackerspace Art

Posted by Tangerinepiggy on November 26th, 2010 filed in Heap
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Well The last week has been quite the whirl wind adventure. It all started with a lock picking class I decided to take at the ATX Hacker Space which was taught by the lovely and incredible duo that makes up the Tesseract Travellers.
During the course of the evening I discovered that they had no place to stay in while in Austin. They seemed like interesting, good people and my special lady was out of town so I invited them to stay with me. This was a great decision. I have been so inspired by having them around and hearing them make plans to live traveling from place to place sharing knowledge and making art. Sounds like a good life to live.

The making art is what I most got wrapped up in. I helped with my second hacker space mural this last week. You can read the illuminated details over on the Tesseract Travellers blog were my new found friends write of their travels from the perspective of time travelers from the future. If you just want to watch the time lapse video of it going down you can watch it below.

Vinyl Resist Silk Screening

Posted by Tangerinepiggy on November 26th, 2010 filed in Heap
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Back lit screen
So I really liked the dabbling I did in silk screening a few years back but I always was annoyed with the photo emulsion aspect of it. It took to long and I could never get my screens completely clean to reuse them. Last time I was at the Tech Shop in Menlo Park, CA I notice they were teaching a silk screening class where they used the vinyl cutter to make a resist sticker instead of photo emulsion. I looked into it on the internet and found that for doing low quantity runs vinyl resists seemed to work fine. With that in mind I dug out my old silk screening stuff and set the vinyl cutter to stun and decided to give it a shot. What follows is a detailed explanation of my experience and results.
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A short video interview

Posted by Tangerinepiggy on November 5th, 2010 filed in Ramblings, Real World Selling
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Hey everybody my special lady had to shoot an interview for a class assignment. So if you want to see me in pajamas, hear a little bit about my creative process, and see the vinyl cutter in action. Take a gander at the video embedded after the break. If I learned one thing watching this it is that I need a haircut.
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Arnold Palmer Sorbet: Tasty cool dessert

Posted by Tangerinepiggy on October 14th, 2010 filed in Food
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I just got done inventing and documenting a new dessert. It all started when I stumbled upon a recipe for green tea sorbet. I would have never thought you could make a tea sorbet but now I knew you could and there was no going back. Almost instantly the idea formed itself in my brain. I already knew how to make lemon sorbet and armed with this new knowledge that there could be tea sorbet I set out to make something that had been missing from my life. I just had not known it till now. I set out to make Arnold Palmer Sorbet!
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78704 Market; Selling in the real world

Posted by Tangerinepiggy on August 1st, 2010 filed in Real World Selling
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Well I have finally recovered enough from sitting in the hot hot sun to let y’all know how it went. I had a 5′X5′ booth space at the 78704 Market for yesterday. I set up right along the sidewalk in front of a food trailer that sold vegan tamales. I will have to go back and try them some time. The day was pretty slow but it was also too hot for anyone in their right mind to be hanging out outside. I still made back my booth fee however. What will follow is a list of thoughts about the market and some pictures. If you are interested click on. Read the rest of this entry »

Purple outsides green insides

Posted by Tangerinepiggy on June 5th, 2010 filed in Heap
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Well it turns out I missed a bean in all my snacking yesterday. So here is a picture showing the green insides. It was still warm from the sun when I ate it. Mmmmm purple green beans. I hope you enjoy the picture as much I enjoyed eating it.
Green Inside

Storm and tasty garden Surprises.

Posted by Tangerinepiggy on June 4th, 2010 filed in Heap
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We had a big rain storm come through the past two days here. The tomato plant bent it’s wire tower and is now leaning over along with the corn. I will need to get some steaks to give these guys some needed extra support. The Tomatoes are proving so far to be the most prolific producers. There are at least eight tomatoes growing bigger everyday. While I was looking at the corn and tomato plants I noticed my purple green beans had five beans that were ready to harvest. The weird thing about the purple green beans is they are green inside. I had eaten them all by the time I realized this would make a good picture sorry. My edamame plants have pods I am not sure how to tell when they are ripe I think the leaves are supposed to turn a bit yellow. Any tips on telling when edamame is ready please send them my way. Other than that the potato towers seem to be doing well. They are tall enough for another tire so I will have to swing by the tire store this weekend before I head off on vacation. Well I have rambled long enough here are some pictures.

Mr. Tramps Homeless Art Show

Posted by Tangerinepiggy on May 11th, 2010 filed in Heap
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Well this past weekend I went to my first craft show as a vendor. In preparation for this I built a few neat display stands. I will be posting more about how I made these stands later. For now I will focus on the craft show. It was the first craft show at Mr.Tramps and I am pretty sure it was not publicized well as only 3 people showed up to buy things. That was a little disappointing on the other hand I sold two post cards and a button which puts me at a 100% conversion rate. Woot! Mostly I went to Mr.Tramps expecting very low foot traffic and as a way to get a table set up with out much pressure. In that sense it was a very successful event. Here are some pictures of my table set up.