Boomer Sassmann

Searching for happiness and adventure both near and far, in the digital and the physical. There are so many places to see and so many things to learn, you better get started.

Bridging design between the physical and digital space

Digital Design

For over two decades I’ve been building and tinkering online. From the early days of Angelfire and GeoCities, to the massivly creative era of Macromedia Flash and now deep in the WordPress landscape. This passion (maybe obsession) with the internet has allowed me to stear clear of the corporate rat race and work with some amazing businesses and brands over the years. 

Physical Design 

I’ve been pasionate about building, fixing, designing and re-imagining physical products and spaces for as long as I can remember. This passion solidified in college as I worked on my Industrial Design degree at Appalachain State. These days, almost 20 years later, I continue to tinker on cars, motorcycles, my 100 year old home, and most recently with my Laser/CNC/3-D Printer. 

Blog

24 Hours of Lemons – Kershaw 2022

24 Hours of Lemons – Kershaw 2022

This race will go down in the books as our first official 24 Hours of Lemons race. After about a year of working on the car (a car I purchased back in college) we are finally ready to hit the track. It was an amazing expiernce and we all learned a ton while on the...

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Custom Paint Job for the Skoolie

Custom Paint Job for the Skoolie

When I originally purchased this little school bus it had a paint job that branded it to the previous owner. Part of the purchase agreement was that I would paint the school bus to remove the previous branding. I purchased 10 cans of black spray paint and quickly...

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Skoolie Adventure

Skoolie Adventure

I've been busy traveling and working so I thought it might be time to post a Skoolie adventure update. I've made a number of additions to the bus that I hope to create a series of posts around. The Solar panel from Flexopower is a nice add-on that came...

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Skoolie Bathroom Tile Job

Skoolie Bathroom Tile Job

I've taken on hundreds of projects over the years but up until recently I've never done any tile work. I called my buddy Dave to give me a hand with this one. Dave is an all around great handyman and was more than willing to help me on this first tile job. The tile...

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Butcher Block School Bus Countertops

Butcher Block School Bus Countertops

Converting this 89 Chevy short bus into an RV has been an awesome project. One of the pieces of the project is to make some counter tops. I decided to duplicate the counter tops that I built for my kitchen. I've got an abundance of cabinet plywood end-cuts from my...

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School Bus RV Rooftop Deck Construction

School Bus RV Rooftop Deck Construction

The square footage of the short bus is not very impressive. I think at one point I calculated the interior to be about 96 square feet so I decided to build a rooftop deck to have a slightly larger footprint. I did some googling before starting on this portion of the...

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1989 Chevy School Bus RV Conversion

1989 Chevy School Bus RV Conversion

I've spent the past 3 months converting a 1989 Chevy Short Bus into an RV. I've spent the past 10-15 years thinking about small scale living specific to shipping containers. When the opportunity to purchase this school bus (for $600) presented itself, I...

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Short Bus Schoolie RV Conversion

Short Bus Schoolie RV Conversion

I never realized that I wanted to convert a school bus into an RV until the opportunity presented itself. I recently got the opportunity to buy a 1989 6.2 Liter Chevy Short bus for $600. Needless to say, I jumped at the chance. It's only got 115,000 miles on a million...

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“If you’re in the middle of the ocean with no flippers and no life preserver and you hear a helicopter, this is music. You have to adjust to your needs at the moment.”

Tom Waits

“Two roads diverged in a wood and I, I took the one less traveled by. And that has made all the difference.”

Robert Frost

“Good design is obvious. Great design is transparent.”

Joe Sparano