Adding support for Arch Panels in FreeCAD Path.

A lot of projects include multiple parts made from a single sheet of uniform material – like a sheet of plywood. This causes some trouble in a CAD/CAM application You want to keep your overall model/assembly intact, but the build assembly isn’t the same as the cutting layout. You need to translate and rotate parts…

Old School Maker Cool…Part Two.

I posted this week about getting my great-uncle’s wagon as a gift.   I also mentioned going to his wake and seeing many others like it in his workshop.  My dad read that post and amazingly dug up some pictures that were taken that very day of that shop.  I’ve never seen these pictures until now and looking…

Old School Maker Cool

I recently endured celebrated my fiftieth birthday.  As a gift, my father gave me this wagon that he’s had for many years.  It was originally made by Dad’s uncle, Art Nelson near Brainerd, Minnesota, sometime in the 60’s.  I used to look at it when I was a kid and it was one of my…

From Maker to Market.

The Maker movement seems to be all about weekend DIY projects, in the garage, with wires hanging out, and an Arduino stuck in for blog cred.  Maybe it shouldn’t always stop there. Purple Squirrel Games is making a very simple product but doing it in an exceptional way. Their first product is a mancala game…