James Hedberg

Electroencephalography – or a lot of little wires near my brain

 typewriterAugust 28th, 2010 by

So, I let my noggin get hooked up to an EEG machine the other day. Despite the slight discomfort from the chin strap and the repetitive task I had to perform, it was mostly a fun time. I think my next at-home project will be to try to build one of these things. It doesn’t […]

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expanding universe

 typewriterJuly 19th, 2010 by

Here’s a little thing for my friend Alex, who really likes this stuff. Just pick an expansion rate on the slider, then move the expanding universe around and line up various stars on both layers. Now who still thinks they’re at the center of the universe?

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graphene models

 typewriterJuly 5th, 2010 by

I’ve just finished some 3D models of graphene monolayers. If you need one for a talk (and who doesn’t these days), help yourself. There’s a bunch of sample images here in various formats.

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ult-spm ready to get cold

 typewriterJune 5th, 2010 by

After a few months of being warm, the ult-spm is ready to take the plunge and get cold. We’ve got a new sample of quantum dots ready for probing. Maybe this time we’ll see the rings.

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a little piece of copper

 typewriterJune 1st, 2010 by

It’s been a while since I’ve been in the machine shop. (I’m supposed to be spending my time with my hands on a keyboard now, rather than dials and knobs) So, it’s always nice when there’s an emergency part that needs making. Here’s the latest such piece: it’s a OFHC copper bobbin we’ll use for […]

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wind power animation/video

 typewriterMay 17th, 2010 by

Here’s a new short film I put together highlighting the WOWlabs windmill project. The project shows how to make a wind generator. While it won’t quite get you off the grid, it will hopefully inspire a few to learn more about the idea. The animation was done in Blender3D and the music features some banjo […]

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