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Kevin Roche
17 October 2014 @ 11:57 am
Just got word that my Power Suit won the award in Full Ensemble for Most Innovative Design in the PIQF Wearable Art Competition.

(PIQF a is the Pacific International Quilt Festival. This was a juried and judged competition -- juried to have a piece accepted, then judged on site)
Kevin Roche
05 October 2014 @ 05:17 pm
I did finish the 10k, and in 58:39, which met my goal of completing in under an hour.!

And yes, the medal has a beer bottle opener built in.
Kevin Roche
Remember that silly project for Punk Rock Bowling? I liked the basic effect, but not the implementation.
The chasing LED strips were too fragile to last long, and the lighting effects were limited.

I set out to build a replacement set of light panels that were fully programmable.

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Current Mood: Pleased
Current Music: Blast Off to Glory, Media Rights Productions
Kevin Roche
09 July 2014 @ 12:47 pm
This is a project I created with a LilyPad Arduino USB board (e-textile sewable circuitry) as a demo for the Intro to Costume Electronics and Illumination panel at Loncon 3. It's also appropriate for the current PenWAG art-to-wear challenge: "All Tied Up"

Current Mood: pleasedpleased
Kevin Roche
19 May 2014 @ 11:15 pm
I've been invited to exhibit Tiki Dalek at the London Worldcon in August.

If I can get him there.

Andy and I can cover our own expenses, but it may cost as much as one of our tickets to ship him there and back.

So I started a crowdfunding campaign for him via
Kevin Roche
30 April 2014 @ 06:28 pm

Ah, the best laid schemes...
We dined betwixt earth and sky
enfolded by clouds.
No overlord's view informs
the next sandbox city plan.

Kevin Roche
30 April 2014 @ 09:18 am

Less rain this morning,
so I pore over our maps
plotting our sortie
into the blustery day
with grand engineering plans.

Kevin Roche
29 April 2014 @ 11:28 pm

Rain pelts my city
and the towering spires melt
into island mounds.
Tomorrow I shall simply
launch my fleet of motorboats!

by way of illustration...Collapse )

Kevin Roche
28 April 2014 @ 11:12 pm

No hard hat needed
To begin new construction
When our brand new trucks
Emerge from their packages
To trundle across the sand.