Maker Project Lab Mention

December 8th, 2016

My vacuum formed project enclosure got a really nice mention on Maker Project Lab (starts around the 6 minute mark).

Take a look at the YouTube channel, some really good stuff. Thanks for the mention Donald.

Vacuum Formed Project Enclosure

December 5th, 2016

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Finally, finished an idea I’ve had kicking around for a little while. I vacuum formed some styrene over a stepper motor circuit board, to be a quick custom project enclosure.

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I formed it directly over the circuit board. After a little trimming and sanding, the cover fits great.

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My Non-Computerized CNC

November 22nd, 2016

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I had an old Shapeoko 2 in my shop that I never really finished assembling. I had the idea to create configurable stoppers so I could perform straightforward cuts, think Etch-a-Sketch with a router.

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I removed all of the motors, belts, and electronics. Bought some knobs, a shaft coupler, and milled a few custom delrin parts. And then took it for a test drive.

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I was very pleased with the results. The cuts is a bit choppy because I didn’t lock the 2×4 down too well, but for a first cut, not bad. I think I might use this for planing oddly shaped lumber, making rectangular voids in material, and creating simple slots.

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Cam Shaft

October 25th, 2016

Cam Shaft

Just milled a cam shaft out of delrin. Been meaning to make this part for some time now.

Cam Shaft

Building Bumpers

October 24th, 2016

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Putting together a system for a window display. The area is incredibly tight and we need everything to ride on a rail. We also need some bumpers to prevent everything going off the rails. Cobbled this guy together from some nuts, a bolt, washers, and a rubber stopper.

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Video Sculptures

October 19th, 2016

Video Sculptures

Just finished two walnut pieces for a Gabe BC video sculpture. Glued up the walnut blanks, then turned them round, then on to the 4-axis CNC for some milling, then back to the lathe to finish it all off. Video screens fit inside and original content will be running on them soon.

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Utility Belt

September 30th, 2016

Utility Belt

Whipped up a utility belt for my nephew’s birthday. The buckle is made from milled aluminum and delrin. And the black pouch is filled with Legos. What do you carry in your utility belt?

Utility Belt

Utility Belt

Robot Recipes: Captain America

September 29th, 2016

Captain America

I made a couple of Captain America inspired robots for my nephew’s birthday. They don’t do much, except stand up to major punishment and promote liberty and justice for all. Just like Cap.

Captain America

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Robot Heart Factory

September 21st, 2016

Robot Hearts

Been experimenting with my vacuum former again. I’ve been making more hearts for robots, but this time I’m using plastic plates as my material source. Not only is it very affordable, but also food safe. I could use these for chocolate molds.

Robot Hearts

Robot Hearts

Robot Hearts

Robot Hearts

Hereafter Monument

September 8th, 2016

Hereafter Institute Podium

The Hereafter Institute had a great show a few weeks back at LACMA and a great article written by the LA Times. As well as a nice shot of the Hereafter Monument.

The monument is a sleek, slanted, rectangular object, invoking an gravestone. The glass front displays social media data from an encoded vinyl record playing above. Literally, a physical record.

The object is deceptively simple, a lot of technology is stored inside. And was quite a challenging design/build.

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