Following up on my recent post about ongoing projects, I finished one! Check out the chair I refinished and the ottoman I built to go with it:

Refinished chair and newly-made ottoman.

It’s been great to get back into woodworking, and things are going well setting up shop in my friends’ basement, conveniently just a few blocks away on Capitol Hill. Some more details on the chair/ottoman are up on the project page here.

You might notice the robot arm, lurking in the background of that shot. I haven’t been slacking entirely on that project, either, having ordered an off-the-shelf motor control board to try out. If it works like I think it does, I should be able to hook one of these up to each motor in the arm and control them via a shared serial bus. But the woodworking has taken up most of my project time, so I haven’t had a chance to play with the controller just yet.

Also, I put up some pictures from my whirlwind, 36-hour trip to New York for a very fun wedding — check them out here.

posted December 6, 2010 – 3:26 am
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