I am a former character technical director and CG supervisor with Disney Animation Studios and Disneytoon Studios respectively, and currently a technology transfer producer with Disney Research, a husband, and a father of two. I have my obsessions, including cocktails, coffee, and robots. And beatboxing. And training for American Ninja Warrior.

I write about building contraptions, drinks, CG animation, and more.

I write for Make: magazine and was the host of the Make: television show on Public Television. I also write at Boing Boing, Kevin Kelly’s Cool Tools.

Along with Brian Jepson and Tod Kurt, I started a company called WingShield Industries to design and build electronic and mechanical hardware hacking/prototyping kits.

I wrote the book Understanding 3D Animation Using Maya, as well as contributing three projects to the excellent kids’ project book Unbored

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  1. Hi, My name is Bas Horsman from the Netherlands. I read your blogpost at Boing Boing


    and after trying to get my hands on one in Europe i found that Ra Chand actually sells directly from


    I purchased a J500 for 265 USD including shipping to The Netherlands easily and the crew at Ra Chand (owner Keith and assistant Naomi) were very nice and swift to arrange shipping within 10 days.

    I think you should re-blog this and give them credit, I’ve sent them the link to your post of course and complimented them on their business.

    Best regards,

    Bas Horsman


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