[EMS Discuss] Vacuum Former Update

Rick Osgood rick at richardosgood.com
Fri Jun 6 14:52:00 PDT 2014

I also wanted to mention that if you are interested in seeing the project
log, I've chronicled almost the entire thing on my website:

That page has links to each individual blog entry so you can follow the
whole thing through if you like.

On Fri, Jun 6, 2014 at 2:50 PM, Rick Osgood <rick at richardosgood.com> wrote:

> I am pleased to announced that the vacuum forming machine at EMS is
> finally ready for it's very first test form! And we're ahead of schedule!
> All systems appear to be working independently. The heater gets hot (REAL
> hot) and the vacuum system draws a good, strong vacuum. After over two
> years of working on this project, it's finally ready to test!
> Cord, Marie, Darrell and I will all be at Open Hack Night on Tuesday night
> on June 10th to give it a shot. I wanted to let everyone know in case they
> wanted to come down and (hopefully) see it in action.
> Knowing how these things go, it's possible we'll run into some kinks that
> need to be worked out. But I'm confident we'll at least get one good form
> done on Tuesday night before we leave. I also intend to put together an
> instruction manual similar to what Marie made for the sewing station. That
> way members can feel free to use the vacuum former at their leisure.
> Rick
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