Teach Your Dog to Take a Selfie

You read that title right! Using this hilarious and simple hardware hack and the Twilio communication service you can hook up a giant button to an Arduino and a webcam and teach your dog to snap photos that are automatically sent to your phone!

Read more about how to do it here: http://mashable.com/2016/07/26/teach-dog-text-selfie/

Special thanks to Greg Baugues for making this happen.

 

Racing Drones

I’m working on a little vlog-style series with Sam Sheffer at Mashable and we are learning about drone racing.  We are trying to get him capable enough to race in the upcoming Liberty Cup Drone Race.

deadmau5 on Facebook Live

This week we had a cool opportunity at Mashable to set up a Facebook Live interview with Joel Zimmerman (aka deadmau5). As a fan of Zimmerman’s I decided I wanted to turn this into something special so I contacted my friends at Looking Glass Factory and they brought over 18 of their glorious 8x8x8 L3D cubes. We stacked them up in the background and let them do their thing – a total of over 9,000 multi-colored LED lights!

I also wanted to do a little something special for Joel’s skype monitor so I cut out some large foamcore mouse ears and lined the edges with laser wire which is one of my new favorite things to use for set design.  Unlike EL (electroluminescent) wire it is VERY easy to work with. Here’s a still from the shoot:

deadmau5 interview
Left: Joel Zimmerman (deadmau5), Right: Sam Sheffer

 

And if you’d like to see the entire 6/30/2016 interview you can still watch it here: https://www.facebook.com/mashable/videos/10154242991744705/

And here is a sketch I made when planning the set 🙂

The cardboard VR app Joel is plugging in the video is actually pretty cool! You can watch a video and read an article I wrote about it here:
http://mashable.com/2016/06/30/deadmau5-cardboard-vr-app/

Or just watch this YouTube video:

100 Years of Kitten Beauty

This is my fourth installment of the “100 Years of Beauty” parody pet series based on the popular Cut Video series. This time we used an adorable adoptable cat who came to us from the kind volunteers at the ASPCA. Enjoy!

 

Here’s Cut Video’s first in their series:

See Also:
100 Years of Hamster Beauty

100 Years of Chick Beauty

100 Years of Bunny Beauty

A Doggie Fashion Show

What?!! A Dog video from me??? Yes! Of Course!

We had a few Insta-famous dogs come by. Toast is promoting her new book “ToastHampton: How to Summer in Style” and stopped by for a quick doggie fashion show. I hope you enjoy!