Brian.Becker.fyi

  • Buzzer Beater Lamp

    I wanted to make a sports-themed lamp. I was torn between my favorite two sports, baseball and basketball. I pored over a thousand images on stock.adobe.com for inspiration, and knew it would be a basketball lamp when I saw this graphic: It was time to head to MADE in St

  • M.A.D.E. Table Lamp

    https://youtu.be/gzmdZw9CD20 I was excited when I got the nod to make one of my lamps for the lobby of M.A.D.E in STL. The M.A.D.E. logo is impressive and was designed by Anna Sher (aksher.com). Honestly, when you first see that logo, it just draws you in. The uniqueness of each letter

  • Pods and the Decentralization of our Social Network

    For those who've heard about the efforts to decentralize the Internet or Inrupt or Solid or watched HBO's Silicon Valley, you've probably heard buzzwords like the "next big thing" or "the next disrupter." If it doesn't make a lot of sense, maybe I can help you understand why decentralization is

  • Soul of the Eighth Note

    I've wanted to create a lamp using Adafruit NeoPixels for over 2 years. When Techshop opened up last month at their newest location in St Louis (little over 2 hours away), I knew it was one of the first things I was going to make. This lamp has 88 NeoPixels

  • Baseball Switch & Outlet Faceplates

    I was trying to design faceplates for Jack's bedroom because we couldn't find anything online that met our standard. I spent over 12 hours on the laser cutters at Techshop trying to figure out how to make the faceplates look real and be durable. I'm very happy with the final

What Equipment & Software I Use

  • Laser Cutter
  • Shopbot CNC Wood Router 
  • Metal Milling Machine
  • JetFlow Water Jet​
  • MakerBot 3D Printer​
  • 10-color Embroidery Machine
  • Screen printer
  • Vacuum Forming
  • Wood & Metal Lathe
  • Organic and Shop Metal work
  • Injection molding​​​
  • Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator
  • Autodesk D123 & Inventor
  • VCarve Pro 
  • Corel Draw