Today after work, I got coffee with my best friend, Turner, a we came up with an idea for creating a custom top for my otherwise boring coffee table. The previous weekend while bumming around Brady St, we saw this really interestingly designed coffee table in a shop. The table had a frosted glass top that had some black lines in it which looked like tree branches. It looked really neat, but it was large, low and square. Also, it was about $400. My coffee table, in contrast, was free, and is tall and narrow. I came up with the idea that I could probably make a glass top for my table and have it be in a similar pattern. Turner mentioned he had been looking at buying some electroluminescent wire to make a “Tron” styled costume. I had read recently that one could get electroluminescent “tape”. In case you don’t know what electroluminescent wire/tape is, it is a wire that when connected to electricity will glow like a light, but is not a filament. If you’ve ever seen the movie tron, it’s the stuff they use to make the outfits light up. I think it would be cool to cover the table top in the stuff and have the pattern be backlit.
October 28, 2011
By Andre Simms
About Andre Simms
Professional Ever since I was a child, my interests have always been in discovering how things work. By breaking down complex operations into their smaller components, I've grown to appreciate how things work together; finding more efficient ways of completing tasks is a creative challenge that I enjoy. Recently, I earned my bachelor's degree in Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, with a focus on American politics and public administration. I now work as a government professional with 3 years experience in both executive and legislative work. Many of my skills have grown from my experiences of studying problems in government operation, critical analysis and complex problem solving. Personal I am an avid photographer, and have been actively shooting for 10 years. My style has grown to focus on lifestyle photography; I love capturing my everyday experiences through the lenses of my camera. While I enjoy many types of photography, my favorite method is the long exposure. This method, when applied at night allows colors to saturate themselves in an unique way. At night, the world we are familiar with transforms into a new place, the night world is a reflection of the day. View all posts by Andre Simms
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