Sunday, February 28, 2010

Tom's Guide

Most of you are probably coming from here but here's a quick little article on my project.

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Friday, February 26, 2010

Sign #2 Complete

I also made a slight change to the G to improve legibility.  Hopefully I'll finish the 3rd tomorrow.

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

First Sign is complete!

Just a photo, time to get back to work.

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Off to the printer.

The signs files are off to the printer today.  As for the hardware build, the shades are complete.  The software is in Beta, just needs some final Q/A to make sure everything lines up correctly.  Just a couple weeks to go.

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Friday, February 12, 2010


Maybe it's the few beers or the sentimental feelings about my good friends that got engaged.  But I just read through my posts from the beginning and realized what a long trip it has been.  That light at the tunnel is steadily approaching and it actually seems like all of this hard work and discovery is going to pay off.  Not only in three weeks will I have my matrix sign system in place, but I will have map representation of Copper's trail status up and running (a trail map that I drew myself, by the way Mt. Bachelor also) two projects completed. I think this process has changed me as an individual and also changed my possible career goals.  I do know I will always want to be in the position to create things, to take one person's problem and find a solution.  Whether it's web based or physical the challenge is just as exciting.  So with great excitement and a sort of resentment, I quickly walk towards this looming deadline.  I imagine this is similar to when my Mom watched me leave for college. This thing you worked on for so long, leaving your area of influence.  It would be so much easier (mentally) never to set it out on the world.  Sometimes I fear that this discovery phase is over for me, but thankfully my switch from engineering in college to graphic design leaves me needing to learn quite a bit more in the future.  These projects have been an awakening for me, I enjoy the physical environment as much as the internet world (check this link for a super sweet and fun website I created...with the brilliant minds at Wexley School for Girls).  So, to new beginnings? We will not know.  But the  future will be fun and full of exciting ideas, and sweet photos and videos of leds.  Stay tuned.
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Saturday, February 6, 2010

All three sections are wired

Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced sections are wireed and programmed.  We're finializing the artwork for the dibond 8' x 4' signs.  Once they are in house I'll start on the final build!  The end is near.

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Monday, February 1, 2010

2 more sets installed

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