60 pounds of Prosumer-grade awesome, and Make Magazine award winner. The majority of people looking to get into digital fabrication tend to consider cost to be a very important factor. The first CNC machine most individuals buy will probably cost less than $2,000. And that’s okay, because there’s plenty of value to be had in […]
We live in a sad age of skin deep media, where reporters sensationalize headlines and most people barely read more than the first 2 lines of an article. Given that, I’d like to clarify something I think every major news outlet has gotten wrong. When SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket exploded yesterday morning (PST), it wasn’t […]
I put together a quick (when is it not…) video about the mods I made to my setup in order to prepare it for cutting aluminum. The biggest (and most useful) change was adding a work surface that was machine-level, with X and Y-aligned guides. This makes swapping, and even flipping workpieces much simpler. Also […]
Not that flying a jet isn’t cool enough, but look beyond the aerobatics and you’ll see some amazing engineering. Because I’m so far removed from the habit of blogging I’m resorting to a topical, and vaguely informative format of sharing information that’s one step below what you’d consider an article, and one step above a […]
Pumpkin carving for people who can’t carve good and want to do other stuff good too.
It only took 3 weeks, but I now have both a functional Desktop CNC machine and a viable workflow for 2.5-D milling. This video summarizes my journey from a simple SVG made in Inkscape to a milled test piece in cardboard that I will proudly hang in my office.
Update: Logitech now has a policy where you need a receipt or invoice to receive warranty service, which means if you got your mouse as a gift, or from a brick and mortar store a long time ago you’re screwed. Because of this consumer-unfriendly outlook, my next mouse will be a Razer. I’m a big […]