Fab Week 7: Motor Mounts

…Or lack thereof. But not intentionally so! So here’s my rad “robot” kit. The Scribbler. Cool, right? I mean if Maker Faire liked it to be Editor’s and Educator’s choice, it’s gotta be good! …But the crux. I purchased a DC/Stepper mount for this guy but the head of the motor wouldn’t fit through the…

Fabrication Week 6: Mixed Materials

So this week’s project was little less technical and more artsy fartsy with a mosaic, working with glass, grout, and wood instead of my usual cardboard prototyping. Started with a basic base to mount the glass, ArtDeco black satin enamel paint (the sort you’d usually use to decorate walls and furniture), and my new favorite…

Fabrication Week 4: Enclosures

I’m going to start off with my takeaway — I know it breaks form, but I am so beyond done with this project, I just want to get the main takeaway before the mess.  Trying to get the right size is hard for outside components. The digital caliper can only do so much. Honestly If…

Fabrication Week 3: Revisiting The Holocron!

This week’s focus is the laser cutter– which I’m excited to try out. For this project, I thought to revisit my holocron” flashlight” from the first week. I think the design would be nicely done with the cutter. So I downloaded the template for the 50W cutter, and the intent is to make the Mark…

Fabrication Week 2: Modular Game Board

So this week’s theme is ‘Multiples’ to get us out of comfort zone and understand a repeatable process with tools. My idea was a sort of modular game board that allows you to play Chess, Checkers, and Tic-Tac-Toe. So my 5 pieces was more like 8– 4 for the board, 4 for the  pieces. This…

Fabrication Week 1: Holocron “Flashlight”

This inspiration is of course based of my  one of the prop ideas I’ve been kicking around in my mind for a  bit. Jedi and Sith Holocrons from Star Wars. I worked a little backwards here– working on the box  design itself and going from there. A little weird but it spared me some grief!…