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  • Paper Switches

    Series of paper switches I designed for the second part of the e-luminated paper circuits workshop at SFCB. I used the Silhouette to pre-cut paper samples that students could use in the workshop to learn about some of the possibilities.The sampler as constructed by one of the class participants Spin switch Tab switch Push Switch…

  • Bananas of the World Unite

    The Banana sticker give away has now been declared officially over. Participation was fruitful, and prizes have been shipped smoothie. Congrapeulations to the prize winners! Sophie, queen of vegetable puns, was quick off the mark with her enthusiasm: Natalie points out the truth of the matter. But my all time favorite has to go to…

  • Banana Sticker Give Away!

    I’ve been clearing out my hoards of decorative paper today and stumbled across these BANANA STICKERS! I made them a while ago, and not only are they bananas, but they also fit perfectly on your laptop to light up the magical bananas when you are at working hard at very serious things. One of these…

  • Book Club of California

    This week I had the pleasure to present some of my books at a public talk for the Book Club of California. The club, which has been in San Francisco for about 100 years, is on the 5th floor of a commercial building a stone’s throw away from Chinatown. Walking into the space is kind…

  • e-luminated books part 2

    This weekend we ran part 2 of the e-luminated books workshop at San Francisco Center for the book. This part was focused on interactivity -embedding sensors and switches into books, as wells as designing programs for the Attiny85. It was a lot of fun and will be happening again in June! If you haven’t taken…

  • Knitting Program: bitKNIT

    Almost 10 months ago to the day I started a blog called “Processing Processing”. I started it to document the process of learning the visual programming language, Processing. My first post, published on February 16th 2014, lists 10 reasons why I wanted to start to learn to program. Reasons like “because I like making stuff”,…

  • New (g)logo

    Oh yes, this new logo GLOWS! Made on the Silhouette Cameo at my favorite makerspace in San Fransisco. If you too are fed up of being a free advert for multinational corporation and fancy make your own please check out my instructable for instructions. Let it glow let it glow let it glow (feeling christmassy?)…

  • Knitting Program V1

    There has been a short hiatus in my processing development. But lordy-lordy am I a happy programmer right now! Oh joy of joys. I have been making a program for generating stranded knitting patterns from photographs. I will write more about the program as it develops, but here are the screen shots. The program is…

  • Circus-y disco e-luminated book

    Quite a long title for a tiny weeny book. This one was rather wonderful to make, and was programmed using a simple Arduino blinky pattern and the teeny-weeny-ATtiny. (so teeeeeeny) Here is the process: All the layers putting the pages together The lighting The control -including wonderful paper battery holder curtsy of Natalie Freed and…

  • San Francisco Center for the Book

    We held our second e-luminated book workshop at the SFCB this weekend. It was a really lovely and creative group -they experimented with light and switches and made some really beautiful tunnel books in a very short time. We’ll be teaching the same class again in the new year, and will also be teaching a…

  • They Lay Beneath

    Ew. Printed animations I made whilst in residence at Mission Grafica.

  • Gotta hand it to you

    I am applying for some bits and bobs for next year (my current position ends in December -more about that soon). Anyway, I found this. A print I made in MARCH 2013. I made it when I got back from an India trip as a thank you card for the people I stayed with. My…

  • BeccaRose Font!

    OMG. I made a font. Yes it is my hand writing ON YOUR SCREEN! who would have thunk it? From paper to digital screen and (if you print it out) back to paper again. I did have loads of cool names for my font (not just my name) but, because the making process is a…

  • What’s in the box?

    Oh, you know, folk climbing mountains and holding up a rainbows in a storm of electrostatic discharge. Same old.* *hand made clamshell box with paper cuts, LED lighting, and animated circuitry.

  • Calm before the storm at the Lighthouse

    As I mentioned earlier I am teaching on the Summer Maker Camp at Lighthouse Community Charter School, in Oakland CA. The first 2 weeks of my teaching job at Lighthouse are dedicated to planning, preparing and developing the curriculum for the 5 week program, and we’ve just finished! The most challenging part of the preparation…

  • Nexmap book hack

    I recently had the absolute pleasure of taking part in a daylong book-hack (a boohackathon?). It was hosted by Nexmap, a San Francisco based arts-tech company who are currently developing a series of hackable journals for schools. I spent the day discussing and making books with an group of creatives, including friend and collaborator Natalie…

  • Journaling

    I’m writing a presentation about “journaling” for a class of high-school students. Here are a list of reasons why I keep journals: to remember things to sketch an idea to make thoughts real to come back to later (sometimes years later!) to explain things to the side of my brain that needs to see and…

  • Coyote Peep Show

    Oh look. I made a peep show. It is a coyote peep show where shadows of wolves howl at shadows of wolves with boobs. peep through the eye of the eye hooooooooooooooo wwwwwwwwwwww lllllllllllllllllllllllllll This is another prototype for my final project for the bookbinding class I am taking. And I am terribly excited, because…

  • Shadowy tunnel(ish)

    After tinkering with *f l a t* images I realize I am actually barking up the wrong tree, or at least, the wrong side of the tree. My aim is to create a hand-held animated shadow puppet theatre, and this needs to have depth as well as interaction. So, here is my next iteration in…

  • Shadowy pages

    I’m still barking up the shadowy-animated-book tree. Here are some recent experiments, which I am developing when I get the chance. The idea is to create a handheld animated shadow puppet theatre. I’d been experimenting with pop-up mechanisms, and recently tried this animation technique. Below is an animated gif of the page in action.¬†Sorry about…