From Steve Holt initially
Neat story of a small company start-up based on laser cutters making “Pibow”, a case for a small computer.
A new woodworking shop is opening up over by Parkland. Some might be interested:
Learn how to use Blender for 3D modeling:
(start with tutorial 1, obviously)
I was very excited to see that the new Up 3D printer was set up and running when my daughter and I came to the lab today. A month or so ago my son asked to make the Mendocino Motor that was featured in Volume 31 of Make Magazine. It requires making several parts using a 3D printer. We tried making the rotor using the cupcake printer, but it broke loose from the platform when it was about 75% complete. We decided to wait until the new printer was in before trying again, and now it is here.
A pictured step-by-step for how to engrave on an alumninum water bottle:
Learn to engrave on glass by using a cheap picture frame:
Betty, Andrew and I visited Blackline Supply this past week, a locally owned art and architecture materials shop on campus. They have all kinds of construction materials, but what was most notable to me, was their affordable and high quality wood. I believe a 3x24 inch sheet was around 3$, which means a full sheet to fill our laser bed would be about 12$. They're pretty close by, located in the basement of the McKinley Foundation on campus - go pay them a visit!