Archive for September, 2008

From Doodle To Thing

I doodle when I am in meetings, or when I am not sure of what to do next, or when I am trying to solve a really hard problem, or when I am avoiding a hard problem. I’m a doodler. I doodle my way out of situations, I doodle to entertain small children, I doodle to explain complex system architectures to myself and my co-workers.

I have the great pleasure of having a Universal Laser Systems 60W laser cutter by my desk at my office. An object whose very existence asks the question “what are you going to make today?”

Naturally, it was only a matter of time…

why did i draw this shape?

the peculiar thing on the floor

I’m honestly not sure what to make of it. The object itself is kind of a mystery to me, and the whole process from locating the doodle in the notebook to assembling the pieces, took about thirty five minutes. A period of time so short that it barely registers as a project.

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