Eugene Maker Space will not be having Open Hack Night next Tuesday, December 25th, because it will be Christmas. We will be back on Friday, December 28th, and probably on Tuesday, January 1st, 2013. Open Hack Night is every Tuesday and Friday night from 6 to 8 PM (major holidays excepted (-: ). Come to…Details
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.Details
I have been writing Arduino software to drive a stepper motor. I am planning to grow this into a complete control program for the laser cutter I’ve been building. Today I got some interesting things working, and I made some videos and uploaded them to Youtube.Details
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…Details
Labor Day traditionally denotes the end of summer. Kids head back to school, clothing stores start displaying long sleeves and jackets, and makers start their big winter projects. This winter, I have the audacity to presume that I can build a CNC laser cutter. I will be basing my design on the Buildlog.net 2.x Laser.…Details
Yes, we’re having an open house on Friday, December 30th from 6:00 to 8:00. I heard a rumor that we will have pizza.
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