Many creeped out Radio Shack clerks ago, we decided to venture beyond the quiet world of sketchpads and clay sculptures and into the bold and sparky realm of amateur electronics. It’s amazing how little you miss the burned off bits of you that don’t grow back, and we’ve managed to get a fair amount of experience with circuitboards, solder irons, and fire extinguishers under our belts since then. In the last few years, we’ve built an articulated steampunk robot, a full scale mad science lab set, radio controlled butterflies, an LED starry sky sewn into an umbrella, and a hacked Tickle Me Elmo that throws feces and swears like a drunken riverboat captain (still in beta testing). This is perhaps an awkward way to remind you all that we are happy to take on weird electronic gadgetry projects, as well as the much safer paint and sketchbook related ones. Our insurance premiums would probably be kinder if we stuck with easel mounted madness, but our deep seated love of chaos simply won’t allow it. Plus, you’d be amazed how much the local children’s hospital seems to love this bold new twist on their beloved Elmo.