Bob’s laser cutter project

I haven’t posted here about the laser cutter in quite a while.

It’s coming along. I’m nearly done with the mechanical assembly and ready to start on wiring and electronics.  The gantry, the movable beam in the center of the picture, is installed.  The laser carriage, which rides on the gantry, is also installed.  The table has been installed for a while, though I’m going to replace the plastic eggcrate table surface with an aluminum eggcrate.

“Paper or plastic?”

Tonight’s Open Shop

What happened at Open Shop Night tonight? Weston’s project was to make new wheels for his cardboard robot.  He had designed some and wanted to print them on Rick’s 3D printer.  Darrell showed him how to use the printer, and they worked together to get two new wheels printed.  Here is the robot with his…