When one goes to a place as blocky as Mudd, one can't resist recreating buildings in Minecraft. This particular building was created in one evening, over the course of about 9 hours, or 27 person-hours. For those of you familiar with Minecraft, the primary building materials were clay blocks, cloth, wood, iron blocks, glass, and obsidian. Most materials were obtained using a mod which allowed a server command to give one's self materials. The first floor has been fully furnished, and pictures are pending.
This is a longboard constructed from 4 plies of 1/8" baltic birch. It was pressed using Titebond III wood glue, stained using RIT fabric dye, and coated with Minwax Water-based Polyurethane. It was then wet-sanded, polished, and waxed for a mirror-smooth finish. Tred-Tex paint additive was used to increase traction on top. SPECS Length: 38" Width: 9.5" Concave: 0.25"
I'm building a sequence of small multi-touch surface devices, starting from simple, screen-less devices, working towards a full fledged Multi Touch Surface that interacts with a projector to create a full fledged computer interaction system totally via touch.
During Orientation 2009, the class of 2013 decided to put their extra cardboard to use. We constructed a cardboard fort in East courtyard. When we disassembled it for Dis O, we let West use the cardboard in their unique way (they burned it, of course).