While working at the Space Tourism Society, I designed several space experience products such as the “Snuggle Tunnel,” “Zero Gravity Cocktail Glass,” and “G-Chair,” service robots, and more. It was only recently that I learned these ideas can go beyond mockups to actual reality.
I discovered tinkering later in life, while dating my soon-to-be wife Katherine Becvar, and volunteering as crew with Obtainium Works, an artist collective that builds kinetic art contraptions. I started taking classes in electronics, laser cutting, and TIG and MIG welding at the local TechShop. Choosing to be around creative and positive artists gave me more confidence in building.
Merging three of my passions together: the love of space travel, robots, and fine cocktails, I designed and bult the COSMOBOT, a 4 foot tall rocket-shaped robot that serves cocktails. Experimenting with retro-photography, I created adapters for an 1898 Kodak Bulls-Eye camera to support modern 120 film. Now going for more advanced projects, I have gathered a rock star team to build and test cocktail glasses that actually work in zero gravity.