Showing posts with label exhibits. Show all posts
Showing posts with label exhibits. Show all posts

Friday, November 9, 2012

Is a job suppose to be fun?

The last months I have been working my normal 16 hour days and like normal having a blast doing it. Gabe has been building all kinds of stuff as well, prefecting his skills to someday take my job and my fun.... Until then.... I will try to keep in the lead...

One of the major things in the last months has been the big project of working full time at the Science Museum in San Francisco, otherwise known as the Exploratorium. Its one of the most reconized science museums in the world for not only its amazing exhibits but for its vast amounts of knowledge that the valued employees carry.

Its so cool to get to work around these people everyday and learn their strong points, its truly the first job where I can't even predect what people do for hobbies or for a trade. The people are so cool and friendly and its been a pleasure to work with them. Like normal, I am under a contract to be around until about the end of January, mostly to help hammer out the big projects before one of the biggest projects.... THE MOVE.....

The museum is moving to a new location across San Francisco to a more easy to acess location, the place will be double the size which means.... More exhibits needed to be built to fill the space. The other cool part is its on a pier now so we can build all kinds of cool things to go in the water and hang off the railings.

I will keep more updates coming in but I figured these pictures would do the trick and give you a quick glance in to the normal day to day and how much fun it is.

 
Why wouldn't you want a picture like this?
Jesse one of the engineers took this sweet photo

A look from the shop window....
Nice view..

To teach kids and adults about the Golden Gate Bridge, Dave Fleming ( the main ring leader )
built this little 1/400 scale model to teach about earthquakes and wind and how the bridge moves.

 
Easy parts  +  the CNC Bridgeport Mill + sippin coffee + Friday
=
The perfect Friday....

 
Bending up mini bridge decks on the DiAcro press brake.
These little pieces will become the Bay Bridge 1/500 scale model

This is my sweet office complete with a broom
Those are the little Bay Bridge towers

The floors in this early 1900s building are amazing redwood planks.
This is my first time working on wood floors and its really nice.

 
As if its normal...
The lathe has plastic covers to watch the gears in oil and spindle speed controllers with some classly name plates to get a good laugh ...

World Champ downhiller Greg Minnaar had to come visit me at work before heading back to home for the holidays...
So we put him to the test to see if he really knew how to ride a bike, on one of the " How to ride a bicycle " exhibits teaching kids about how your legs work when riding a bike.

Its so rad to see kids everywhere being super stoked out on everything they see.

Jen brought this back from the Midwest, some of Minnesota's finest.

On a normal day...
I love to race these things...
I ride my 1937 Schwinn Superior to work everyday.

Lunch time is perfect to work on the espresso machine...
 

Once home....
Its time to work on other projects.
Getting the new MLS weld shop all dialed in, its looking really nice.
Building an Exile gas tank on the floor there, for Russells new project....

Sunday, September 16, 2012

The 8 year dream...

This last month has been one of the most hetic months I think I have had in a long time....

Between the RedBull Rampage madness I have been working on, to building giant things for the city of Oakland for everyone to enjoy.....

Between all that stuff,

I took the job that I have waited for since I was a kid....



The team I am joining is the fun creative crew at the Exploratorium Exhibit Service shop, I am going to be a builder of Science Museum Exhibits.


I am very excited to be joining the team.

Stay tuned for some of the unveiling of the RedBull stuff and the other projects that have been