I like to make things from other things, preferably from things I got free or cheap!
I especially like making fire and sparks and hitting stuff with hammers.
For work I'm a J2EE/Java developer, currently with HP, but after work I like to avoid technology except for surfing the web.
Check out my blog: EverHack
Some of the many projects I've played with or are interested in:
. etching of brass, specifically to create some tank badges for my bobber BMW (see also http://steampunkworkshop.com/electroetch.shtml)
. Metal Salt etching of aluminum (no batteries required!)
. Playing with the Cricut!
. I re-implemented a screensaver in Java Galaxy Screensaver
. Here's an article my dad wrote back in 1974 about a conceptual ["healing plate"] he designed and built. I'd really like to try recreating this sometime if I can track down some germicidal or other short-wave UV lamps to play with cheaply.
Update: My dad was interested and sent me his pair of short wave UV bulbs, so I built a light box and used a stencil cut from black cricut vinyl. Unfortunately, even after about 18 hours of exposure just 6 inches away, the "shadow image" was only barely visible in all lighting. The plastic also started to degrade with fine crazing in the plastic. Fail. Media:Example.ogg