Bad Idea

It’s Pinewood Derby season again and I kinda enjoy making derby cars.  This year, my youngest son and I made an awesome car for his bear den division.  It came out great and I’ll do a blog post on that one as soon as I get some good pictures. We also have an ‘open’ class…

HeeksCNC does additive printing…sort of .

Here’s my first attempt at using HeeksCNC to generate g-code for my makerbot.  I wanted to print a part with a screen.  That should be a pretty easy part, but since skeinforge wants to slice a .stl,  it turns out hand coding it is easier.  Enter HeeksCNC.  I used the pocketing operation with a custom…

Offerings to the god of print.

I really like the movie Worlds Fastest Indian.  It’s based on a true story and if the main character isn’t a ‘hacker’ in his own way, I don’t know what he is. In the opening scenes, the camera pans through his workshop across a shelf full of blown pistons.   Clearly this guy has obtained his…

Going over to the dark side.

It seems like every magazine and blog I read lately is filled with reprap stories.  Make magazine had a Makerbot Cupcake CNC on the cover of the previous issue and CBS even did a short profile.  It’s time to find out what all the fuss is about. I ordered a Cupcake a couple weeks ago…