Mister Engineer

Mister Engineer

Mike’s Superconference speech in Pasadena is here.

For the story about Santa’s Shop, click here.

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Read here for “Smiling Mrs. Claus” or the “Kid detected zone."

Mike’s Robot Dog (similar to Spot Mini)

2018 Hackaday Prize Semifinalist

Contest video can be seen here.

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Notable Board Books

2018 Hackaday Prize Semifinalist

Notable Board Books are customizable, interactive books containing personalized music and pictures. This project is designed with Alzheimer's patients in mind. To encourage sing-alongs, Notable Board Books include an audible track with instrumental and vocal music. The contest video can be found here.

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Ghost Zoetrope

Amazing Rubber Band Powered Cardboard Car

Click image for PBS video (2007 Maker Faire)

                        Santa’s Shop

The story of Santa’s Shop was featured in the November/December 2017 issue of Our Town magazine. Click here to see the story.

Click here or on the image to see a video of Santa’s Shop in action.

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  To see the development of Santa’s Shop, go here.

A Beginner’s Guide to 3D Printing

3d printing

14 Simple Toy Designs to Get You Started

A Beginner’s Guide to 3D Printing is written for those who would like to experiment with 3D design and manufacturing, but have little or no technical experience with the standard software. Professional engineer Mike Rigsby leads readers step-by-step through fourteen simple toy projects, each illustrated with screen caps of Autodesk 123D Design, the most common free 3D software available. The projects are later described using Sketchup, another free popular software package.

For print/design files, go to Thingiverse.

In China:

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Instructables Projects


The Ultracapacitor Powered Robot

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Pretty Useless Machine—featured on Instructables.com—posted in their Dec. 1 newsletter to 2 million viewers

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            Froggy World—a 2013 Project

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Over 150,000 visitors at Maker Faire, San Mateo

To contact Mike use   mrigsby@pipeline.com 

© Michael Rigsby 2015