11. februar 2018
11. februar 2018
Kosmorama inviterte til å holde gjenbruksverksted under årets filmfestival. Temaet var dinosaurer og monster. Masse unger (og voksne) var innom for å lage fine ting.
Bryggedag 12.02.2017. Biab.
Jeg fortsetter min litt skranglete ferd gjennom bryggeland, denne gangen styrt i retningen av en hveteøl. Den første allgrain-ølen jeg brygget var faktisk en hefeweizen, basert på en oppskrift jeg fikk fra kjernekaren Børge Barlindhaug, men siden har jeg ikke forsøkt meg på denne stilen.
Det var litt tilfeldig at det ble hveteøl, men for en stund siden fikk jeg 500g (!) med utgått Safbrew WP06, og den måtte jo brukes til noe. Selv om datoen var passert så kunne jeg kompensere for evt dårlig gjærhelse ved å øke mengden litt, samt lage gjærstarter for å sjekke formeringsevnen til våre små venner.
Luganighetta er navnet på en vidunderlig spiralformet ferskpølse, opprinnelig fra Lugano i Sveits, smakssatt med en varmende kryddermiks bestående av blant annet kanel og koriander. Min variant av pølsen har også nellikspiker, muskat og sort pepper. Krydderblandingen gir pølsene et litt «julete» preg, og ble inspirasjonen til denne winter-warmeren, som bare blir bedre og bedre med tiden.
Charcoal is made by burning (cooking?) wood in an oxygen-starved environment.
I took a tea-leaf tin (bought in Tokyo many years ago, sad to see it go), and punched a small hole in the lid. For my first test I used cuttings from a blackcurrant bush that has been left to dry outside for a few seasons. I looked for fairly straight pieces, cut them with garden shears to fit in the thin, and put the lid on. In the evening, I made a fire in the wood stove, and placed the tin in the flames. I just left it there until the next morning.
The result turned out really great, and I especially liked that all the fine delicate details of the twigs stayed intact, even most of the bark stayed in place. I was also surprised that none of the twigs snapped. Even the thinnest came out perfect!
What’s next? You can see my first test drawing towards the bottom of this page, and I’ll update this page with other drawings later. I’m especially looking forward to testing charcoal made from different trees and shrubs, to see if there are differences.
Update: If you are an artist and want to test my charcoals I’d be happy to send you some. Send an email to email@example.com. I’d love to get your feedback on how they work compared to commercial drawing charcoals.
Green tea leaf tin
Punching a small hole in the lid with an awl.
Twigs cut to size with garden shears
Snug as a bug.
Charcoals pensils in all shapes and sizes.
First test using charcoal with my drawing machine.
Idéa / Work in process:
I was gifted this solid radio controlled car wreck after Maker Fair Trondheim 2016. It pays to have a rumor as a hoarder :)
The engine top is cracked, and one wheel is missing, but the rest of the car seems to be intact, and the frame seems to be really well made.
Some years ago I made an «art car» with my kids from a large pink Barbie toy car that was destined for the trash-bin. This time I watn to make a running, radio controlled art car.
Being a huge fan of post-apocalyptic themes, I’m thinking of making this into a dangerous looking wehicle the could fit right into the set of Mad Max.
I did some Googling and came across this hazardous looking car:
Photo: Warner bros.
Photo: Warner bros.
Photo: Warner bros.
(The Images are from Warnes Bros superb Mad Max website. No copyright infringement intended).
Now, I don’t want a car that only looks dangerous.
I want the car to be fricking dangerous!
So no rubber spikes or decals with nuclear waste symbols. Just real, nasty, rusty nails and junk, placed to cause maximum damage if it crashes into you (or explodes). And perhaps a tiny coil gun cannon, or a grinder of some kind, or a flame thrower?
This is going to be awesome!
Some other cars for inspiration:
Flamethrowers. You know, for kids! Photo: Warner Bros
That saw-arm on front look interresting.
This has been on the todolist for a few years, but today I finally got around to building my first drawbot using Arduino. I wanted to make something that was light, minimal and portable, that can be added to any flat surface with a gluegun. I use small steppermotors with bobbins (from eBay) and thread from a sewing machine to lift a coin with a sharpened charcoal-stick though the center, and a solid metal picture frame as a base.
Arduino: Duemilanove arduino board or similar, from eBay.
2 x Stepper motors: 28BYJ48, from eBay
2 x stepper drivers: ULN2003, from eBay
Gondola: Coin with center hole. Charcoal is sharpened and fitted, and fastened with a few dots of glue.
2 x Sewing machine bobbins, from eBay with thread
Charcoal stick, from eBay
Hot glue gun, from eBay
Code (based on this):
By changing the speed and number of steps it draws asymetric paths. 2048 steps = 1 revolution on these stepper motors.
I cut a piece of sponge and used a pipette to add ink while the machine is running.
The machine is now running the Polargraph firmware, controlled via serial from a Processing app on my laptop. It took a bit of tinkering to get the firmware to run with my steppers and drivers, but once it was up and running it worked pretty well.
Run the machine on grbl firmware and test other controllers.
Testing a variations of pens and paper.
Build more machines! Some of the motives I’m working on takes up to 12 hours to draw, so to increase the learning curve I would love to have at least a few more up and running.
Cardboard project box, spot glued to the back of the frame for easy removal.
Write L, R, U or D in the Serial Monitor to control the motor. (see also: Youtube Tutorial)
Ye. Det er ikke så ofte jeg brygger, og en av grunnene er at det blir litt mye mikkmakk med å lage oppskriften. Lat skal man være. Så jeg har brygget et par øl der jeg har tatt ting litt mer på sparket når det gjelder spesialmalten og humla. I stedet for å finmåle, så brukte jeg måleenhetene «en neve» og «en hånd» på dette ølet. Og godt ble det, spesielt flaskene som fikk stå lenge, med fine florale toner og flott balanse.
Pale malt: 2500 g
Pilsnermalt: 1370 g
Hvete: 565 g
Melanoidin: 2 never
Pale crystal 70 ebc: 2 never
Special B: 2 never
Amber: 2 never
Cara 120: 3 never
Korianderfrø: En liten hånd
Lavendel: En klype tørket blomst
En hånd Cascade og Centennial ved 60 min
En hånd Centennial ved 30 min
En hånd Centennial ved 10 min
1 liten håndfull Cashcade ved mashout