Just a few of the things I’ve made …

Raspberry Pi


National Drinks — anthems played on drink containers, driven by Arduino:


Project blogging


Laser cut

Mostly at Protolab near Danforth & Dawes, or on Elmwood Electronics‘ GlowForge:

3D Printing

My Thingiverse profile: scruss

Display Typography

Full catalogue is on FontLibrary, but highlights include:

      • FifteenTwenty — mono-spaced font family derived from character stroke coordinates from the Commodore 1520 plotter ROM. Featured on the MetaFilter podcast.
      • ThreeFourTwoTwo — font based on the short-lived Litronix DL-3422 22 segment LED alphanumeric display.
      • mnicmp — 5×7 dot matrix font based on a DECwriter II printing terminal output. Features many dot shapes, and lead to the LoveMatrix font made especially for Valentine’s Day.

Retro-computing Installation


      • Patterns from Bourgoin — mini colouring zine featuring geometric patterns developed in Inkscape [PDF].
      • Pattern Gallery — 2D and 3D patterns; some digital (in Inkscape or algorithmically), some in gouache/ink.


Work in Progress

Past Projects

    • the automatic podcast — A daily podcast, roughly 30 minutes long, produced completely automatically from a random selection of tracks from my music collection. All announcements were generated by the Flite TTS. Running from 2008–2013 and decommissioned when the server changed, no archives exist from this exploration of aural randomness.