Category: Geeking Out and About


Wow, what a whirlwind trip!  This past weekend I had the chance to checkout the Bay Area Maker Faire in San Mateo California, and it was a complete blast!  Robots, 3d printers, cnc machines, drones, robots and makers as far as the eye could see!

The video wrap up will be coming soon, but for not, checkout some of the awesome people and projects I had the pleasure to see!

Chocolate Jimmy DiResta

Last year Jimmy DiResta began a campaign to help raise money for his new workshop he is planning to build in upstate New York.  Not any fun raising campaign, but he was having a figure produced of his likeness by a good friend of his in the toy biz.  They were going to be available in to varieties, painted and unpainted.  When this was announced, I knew that I must get an unpainted one to incorporate into some projects!

Several months ago I ordered food grade silicone and casting chocolate solely for this purpose…to create a confectionery based Mr. DiResta… After many months of waiting the figure arrived, just in time to make a CocoaDiResta to bring down to the Woodworking show in Atlanta to give to the man himself.  I had four days to create the molds and chocolate castings of both Jimmy and his feline pal Spike.

I was able to finish the items just in time to bring them down to the show.  I decided to package the gift in a first generation iPad box to utilize upcycling… something I figured Jimmy could get behind! 😀

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