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Adjustable desk or adjustable me? Rubina’s standing work station

June 20th, 2012

Adjustable desks give you the option to sit or stand and are supercool. Making the desk adjustable is pretty complicated and required more time than I wanted to invest. I read something that said, “Adjust yourself.” Since I can’t stand all day, the option to sit was also a requirement. I work in a cardboard lab so it only made sense that I figure out a way to make it with cardboard.

In the above picture, the desktop is pulled out slightly to allow room for my knees when I do sit down. The pics below are of the cardboard supports I made. Check out our videos to see the techniques for creating layers of cardboard that can provide the strength to do this and how to join them together . You can also see what other resources I used here, on Delicious.


























Playdough Theremin

June 11th, 2012

Make music with conductive play dough. Find the recipe
and instructions for the theremin on the University of St. Thomas’ Squishy Circuits site.


Button Masher

October 31st, 2011

Check out Lab research assistant Button Masher design that he produced for TIFF Nexus Locative Media Innovation Day this past week. Great videos and howTo.

Minecraft and Bukkit Server

June 3rd, 2011

Edgelab hacker and RA has a new post on his hack on the Minecraft and Bukkit Server.