I’ve done a lot of projects over the years, and I’m finally getting around to documenting some of them …
A four-legged Theo Jansen “Strandbeest” walking mechanism.
A set of topics relating to color science and colorimetry.
A study of how visual perception (especially depth perception) would change if we lived in a relatively small spherical universe.
A low-cost, simple Segway-style self-balancing device made from off-the-shelf parts.
A device that casts 3D shadows.
Complex behavior of multiple interacting light-seeking “head” mechanisms.
Work I created after retirement while being a nondegree undergraduate ‘senior’ in the College of Fine and Applied Arts at the University of Illinois, 2010-2013.
A project I did with my wife’s K-1 class at University Primary School, Feb 2012.
A numerical method for solving nonlinear equations, and the graphical investigations leading to my Design by Algorithm work.
BLIFNAR stands for “blinky lights for no apparent reason.” It is a device that charges in the sun all day and flashes eight LEDs all night. It is also known in the BEAM Robotics community as an octal “Pummer.”
I exhibited math-based artwork, based on research I did on chaotic dynamical systems, at weekend art fairs throughout the Midwest for 25 years (1990-2015). Here is an archival version of my old website: designbyalgorithm.com