Posts Tagged ‘MakerBot’

Nov. 2009 – Show and Tell

November 20, 2009

Name Tag Challenge

Rob's Nametag

Rob's Name Tag

ROB – Rob Fagan brought in this great name tag. It’s made up with keys from a donor keyboard and LEDs.

Bob's Name Tag

Bob's Name Tag

BOB Spangler enjoys projects with fabrics and did some free stitching on his sewing machine to put his name on this shirt.

Mike's Wave

Mike's Wave

Mike O’Brien got our name tag challenge kicked off. This is Mike’s wave.

BuiltToSpec Name Tag

BuiltToSpec Name Tag

Built-To-Spec. This is Craig’s name tag. It is made from acrylic etched in his laser cutter and housed in a case illuminated by an LED. Craig documents many of his projects on his Built To Spec web site and is a frequent contribuitor to Thingiverse

Desktop Fabrication

Craig keeps coming up with great projects he’s built. He brought in his recently completed MakerBot from parts he cut with his laser cutter and some parts from MakerBot Industries and other suppliers.

Craig's MakerBot

Craig loaded up a design in the computer then instructed the MakerBot to print the design.  He chose to print out a whistle complete with the little ball printed inside. Everything worked, the whistle sounded like one that could have been bought at a store.

Craig's MakerBot Whistle

Craig's MakerBot Whistle

Costume Alterations

Skirt Alterations

Skirt Alterations

Bob brought in this skirt he altered with his sewing machine as part of a costume he’s working on.

Metro Homeschool Robotics Team Update

Metro Homeschool Robotics Team Update

Sharon Mehl showing a slide presentation about the Metro Home Schooler’s robotics projects and the awards they’ve received.

Most photo’s provided by Jeremy Darling

Report By Vince Thompson

Make:KC – September Show and Tell

September 14, 2009
Scientific Glass Blowing Demonstration.

Scientific Glass Blowing Demonstration.

I bought a copy of the Illustrated Guide to Home Chemistry Experiments book last year. While reading the “Working With Glass Tubing” segment I decided to give glass blowing a try myself. The HMS Beagle store carries glass tubing so John Kuhns set me up with the supplies I needed. He also gave me a demonstration of some glassblowing techniques, prior to opening the Beagle store, John worked as a scientific glass blower and mastered that craft. I asked John if he would give a presentation at our monthly Show and Tell session.

John Kuhns describing scientific glass blowing techniques.

John Kuhns describing scientific glass blowing techniques.

John building a tee connection in two glass tubes.

John building a tee connection in two glass tubes.

Craigs MakerBot Progress Report.

Craig's MakerBot Progress Report.

While I was practicing these techniques I found additional information on the Internet. The Arizona State University has a great Scientific Glass Blowing document.

Other topics of the evening included an update from Craig Berscheidt on his MakerBot project. This evening Craig brought the structural shell of his MakerBot that he cut from his laser cutter.

We announced the next Make:KC Planning Meeting will be held at the Stone Canyon Pizza Company on Tuesday Sept. 15 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

Report by Vince Thompson