Educator, Entrepreneur, Pixelgeek
My first career was founding and building Pacific Data Images (which became PDI/DreamWorks) – it was an incredible experience.
Since then I’ve been a Venture Capitalist, serial entrepreneur, mentor and I am now an Associate Professor at Carnegie Mellon’s Entertainment Technology Center and Director of the Silicon Valley satellite campus.
I take pictures, play music and program for fun – sometimes combining all those together.
I’m an active Maker, here are some samples of recent projects I’ve done.
I had to build a workbench before I could build our garage cabinets. I love this bench – it’s made [...]
This was my first time building real cabinets. I designed them as a custom fit for the space using other [...]
We had one of these when I was growing up. It was built by the carpenter who built the cabinets [...]
I built these bookshelves for my office/music room. There are three of them screwed together to make one long system. [...]
In 2005 I met Jim Marshall at the NAMM show and got a signed poster of 40 years of Marshall [...]
I published my second Instructable last week, about how to build a simple backlight for PC monitors. Eyestrain can be [...]
A fully functioning electric guitar built out of Lego. I must’ve been nuts to decide to do this, but now [...]
Made from an outdoor walkway lamp. A piece of pipe and a flange painted black make the stand, with small [...]
I didn’t want to spent over $100 for a professional intervalometer for my camera to do time-lapse photography with, so [...]
Based on an original design that I built in college, this is an LED lightshow that plugs into any audio [...]
The chair was built from redwood that I recycled from a deck that we tore out. It’s very large, two [...]
These were created in a welding class at The Crucible. The moose lives in our garden – his rebar neck works [...]
I’ve done a few projects that last about a year and are focused on developing a new skill. A couple of them have been blogged actively.
This project started with one class at Stanford and became a much bigger project with a followup year of improv [...]
My project for 2013 was to become a better writer, and I failed. This was not a minor failure, where [...]
In 2012 I learned how to bake bread. When I first decided on the project, I considered setting a time [...]
In July of 2007 I started a year long picture-a-day project. My goal was to become a better photographer creatively [...]