Aran apparently didn’t read the CHS guide for successful procrastination. He didn’t even need a gummy bear to get him through the dark times! I believe he was able to put it together in around 9 hours.
Months ago, at the Cambridge Hackspace, Udita made custom-fit shelving for her apartment. There must be some “Murphy’s” law for making shelving for a closet, because next thing we know she’s taking a job on the West Coast. She generously donated her tools to the CHS. THANK YOU UDITA!!! Here they are pictured
And here is the latest project she did on the West Coast. She says she misses us and I hope that new project trips “Murphy’s” law again and brings her back! Her tools will be waiting!
Last night Kurt tried out the Mankoti e180 3d printer. This was from his email:
A friend of mine, Emily, is a yoga instructor. I’m helping her get some images for her Instagram account and she’s helping me get the studio set up.
This was the first shoot. The light in the upstairs studio is simply amazing. When Omar first showed Ed and I the space I knew we wanted it. It has not disappointed.
Here are some images from the 2nd session
She also allowed me to test a special defocus control lens from Nikon, the 105mm/f2 DF.
After some frustrated Googling for a cheap tablet holder I built my own. Becoming competent at Inkscape and the laser-cutter served me well.
A first-glimpse of Harnek’s Makerfleet “farm” of 3d printers. Very exciting!
Thanks to CHS member, DC Denison, laying the groundwork with CIC and District Hall, Richard’s Toolpass is going out in the wild. The above video shows him installing it at the CIC Cafe at 50 Milk Street in Boston.
Everyone in the maker space in New England works together!
DC, Richard and Ed have represented CHS at a few events at CIC and District Hall.
If you are reading this, and have any interest in making things, there are many places and events throughout the city to get you started. Everyone is welcome! No project or idea is too small or too crazy! Indeed, some people don’t view themselves as makers at all, they just want to build bookshelves for their bedroom closet.
All are welcome!
And next time you’re at the CIC Cafe in Boston, check out Richard’s Toolpass next to their laser cutter.
We used the laser cutter to create templates out of 1/8-inch MDF which can be used to pencil in cut lines for wood carving. The templates can be used over and over and help the woodworker visualize what they’re doing.
Mark used Adobe Illustrator to create the templates. Like Inkscape, we ran into some teething pains getting RDWorks to read the dimensions we wanted. We did this by setting the scale in AI to MM, before saving as DXF.
AI doesn’t have a native single-stroke font (Inkscape does!). So Mark just drew letters by hand and used them to etch each spoon for identification.