Author: Mike Garrity

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Kepler’s Rhombic Polyhedra

Johannes Kepler was an interesting character. He was interested in a lot more than just astronomy. He’s famous among aficionados of polyhedra for organizing all of the new ones that Renaissance artists Wenzel Jamnitzer...

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Fire Extinguisher Bracket

Every car should probably have a fire extinguisher on board. That’s especially true for a home-built car. But the Westfield is pretty tiny, and finding room for the extinguisher has been a challenge. I...

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Barth Sextic

The Barth Sextic is an interesting surface that’s often used to show off rendering software. I used it in this post on my MathWorks blog when I was talking about how to render implicit...

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Station 42058

I don’t know whether you saw this post I did on my MathWorks blog, but I find the NOAA weather buoys pretty fascinating. You can look up a buoy and get all sorts of...

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Golden Guide

Hemmings just had a blog post that really tickled me. It was about an obscure old book called The Golden Guide to Sports Cars. Well I had a copy of that book when I...

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Cyclades

Chris & I just got back from 10 days in the Greece. We had a great time, although getting there and back was a bit of a project. Between planes, taxis, and ferries, the...

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Developing Hilbert Curve

Henry Segerman has a new book coming out. While waiting for my copy to come, I decided to print one of his examples. This is one he calls “Developing Hilbert Curve“. I think it...

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Hackathon/Bogrács Gulyás

At work this weekend, we had a hackathon. Everyone was making cool stuff and trying out crazy ideas. Of course, even when you’re hacking, you need to do things right. And that includes safety...

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Wipers

So I’ve invested a ridiculous amount of time into getting the windshield wipers sorted. It seems like a silly thing to put that much work into on a car which doesn’t even have a...