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TIME TO REVEAL, MY NEW COMPANY - POLYIO

Posted on Saturday January 10, 2015 in News, Personal


I’ve been working in secrecy on PolyIO (Polygon Input Output) for the last year, getting faster, better, making multiple products at once with ease.

I’m really proud of everything I’ve created. I took everything I’ve learned from previous work and projects, and combined it into my best work yet.

The first product I’m launching for this company is the one I’ve been working on the longest. I think it turned out great and works amazingly.

I think its origins make for quite the story as well.

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2014 year in review

Posted on Thursday January 01, 2015 in News, Personal

What a great year. Somehow every year just gets better. I’d be lying though if I said this year started perfectly. It didn’t.

In early 2014 I left the company I started (Matterform), which was sad. I’d worked so hard to create the company, the product and the launch, but leaving was required in order for me to continue developing new products.

But I had no shortage of projects tossed my way immediately, even before official word got out I’d left. I did some very cool work for Budweiser - it was nice to follow up the Budweiser Redlight with some more great projects for them. If you haven’t seen the Budlight Living Phone or Sneakers I made, check my portfolio.

I’m making new artwork as well. It’s wonderful to get back to that again. I’ve got some new pieces I’ve been wanting to do for a long time, but just hadn’t had time to do them. Right now I’m working on 2 new works. In the past I’ve had employers or partners tell me I can’t make art because it might affect any company I am affiliated with. Now I represent me, and only me, and can make what I want. Any reactions, either positive or negative, will reflect only on me.

I’m now the sole owner of a new company. My first new product is launching early in 2015, and there are another 15 products in the works.

I’m a very hands on person. Outsourcing to China and then doing paperwork just isn’t for me. I’m happy to hire an accountant to do the paperwork day in and day out, and spend my time working on projects I’m passionate about. I’ve become a one man army! People are sceptical that one person can design a product, manufacture and assemble it, design the website, brand it, advertise, and promote it. On behalf of the maker community, I’m ready to challenge that scepticism. 3D has been my passion for over 17 years now, starting with learning 3DS Max in a friends basement back in highschool, to stacks of 3D World magazines, dusty SGI systems, one of the first Makerbot Cupcakes, and then launching my own 3D scanner company 2 years ago. I’m ready for the next step.

On a non work related note, I proposed to the love of my life and best friend (she said yes) and got engaged. We also moved to a house on the beach, which has been the most amazing living experience ever. I never want to move. When not designing things we’re out on the water kayaking, paddle boarding or floating.

I remember being a geek back in highschool, and how that wasn’t considered cool. I don’t know - I ride motorcycles, kayak, launch products and companies, live on the water and I’m marrying the woman of my dreams. Being a geek has worked out pretty great if you ask me.

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Happy Halloween!

Posted on Friday October 31, 2014 in Personal


We went as sackboy/sackgirl this year and won couples prize for best costume at the Silver Snail. Silver Snail always has a great halloween party. We threw these together in only a couple hours, but most of the costumes there looked like people spent months on them. They were all really great quality. I don’t think ours was as good as half of them, but I think we got attention because of how noticeable ours were. Bigger is better I guess.

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MIT museum

Posted on Monday October 06, 2014 in Personal



We’re on a vacation road trip through New England/east coast USA for the next 2 weeks. New York, Vermont, Cape Cod, Rhode Island, etc. Before we hit Salem (Salem in October? I love halloween!) we stopped by MIT and the MIT museum.
It was really interesting to see all the robots and other amazing projects in various states of completeness. The museum was small but MIT was very inspiring.

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Hologram Adam - Vintage 3D LASER SCAN

Posted on Tuesday June 24, 2014 in Artwork, Personal, 3D Scanning

Yeah that’s right, a vintage 3D laser scan of myself from a decade ago.. read on.

I got a call from Michael Paige over at the Photon League telling me he’d found something of mine that I might be interested in, so I took a trip over to find out what exactly it was.
When I got there I parked my FZ6 (motorcycle) next to a Ural (also motorcycle). I’ve always wanted a Dnepr or a Ural, but the right opportunity just hasn’t presented itself yet. Urals are those old military sidecar motorcycles, like in Indiana Jones 3. Ahh, they look like fun. Anyways, ramble story short, it was actually Michael’s bike.

After some shop talk and bike talk he pulled out a hologram I’d made in the lab almost 10 years ago. Now, real holograms, are gorgeous things. Everyone has experienced those silver, shiny holograms - they’re not so impressive. The glass ones though, oh boy. They have so much depth and detail to them it appears that you’re looking at a real object on the other side. An object lit entirely in red, but real all the same. And it just happened to be a hologram of me!

Yes, even a decade ago back in university I was making 3D things with lasers. Really, nothing has changed.

On a side note, I really don’t think I look any different at 32 then I did at 23. here’s a video of the hologram, but clearly my video won’t capture the or quality depth of the 3D image.



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Cuddlers Cove 3D printed sign

Posted on Friday May 30, 2014 in 3D Printing, Sculpture, Personal




My anniversary gift to Shannon this year was to surprise her with this 3d printed sign for our balcony. We have a 2 person hammock and spend quite a lot of time relaxing and reading in it.  We also live on the beach, so I looked to classic beach signs for inspiration and made her this ‘Cuddlers Cove’ sign.  I designed the base and lettering in CAD, 3d printed it, then hand sculpted some of the details and hammock in clay, made a rubber mold of it, and then cast it in a  solid hard plastic.

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