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by 53bash
Sun Mar 09, 2014 1:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Aluminum plater
Replies: 1
Views: 1059

Re: Aluminum plater

Discount Steel- they have a newly re-organized 'u-pick' room with a lot of aluminum scrap / offcut plate. Discount Steel - Minneapolis 216 27th Avenue North Minneapolis, MN 55411 Phone: 612.522.5956 Toll Free: 1.800.522.5950 Fax: 612.877.4212 Hours of operation: Monday-Friday: 7:00-4:30 Saturday: 9:...
by 53bash
Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:05 am
Forum: Local Maker Projects
Topic: Portable Recheargable Tunes v2.1
Replies: 6
Views: 981

Re: Portable Recheargable Tunes v2.1

I'll be interested in hearing how the laser-mask etch goes. I want to use that on aluminum for decorative purposes. I want the cut to be deep enough that I can flood it with paint to imitate the look of logos on cast parts, and figure using palst-dip spray would make the job easy (spray, laser cut, ...
by 53bash
Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:53 pm
Forum: Group Projects
Topic: open source ECU (engine control unit)
Replies: 3
Views: 2136

open source ECU (engine control unit)

I've seen a few cases where its been done by individuals, but can't find any general information about building an engine control unit using an Arduino or other open source micro controlller. I think a low cost, open source ecu would potentially be both valuable to society (as it would allow high-em...
by 53bash
Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:54 pm
Forum: Group Projects
Topic: Game Engine group feeler
Replies: 13
Views: 8215

Re: Game Engine group feeler

A game I have always dreamed of coding would be a computerized version of classic miniature war gaming. I don't mean any sort of RTS, I mean something that amounts to a virtual environment for miniatures gaming, removing the need to physical co-location of players and adding in many features only a ...
by 53bash
Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3D Printer class
Replies: 2
Views: 1320

Re: 3D Printer class

I'm totally up for this, but the timing was off for me. Given the cost, I need a decent lead time (4+ weeks) so that I'm not drained of discretionary funds before I get a chance to buy the ticket.
by 53bash
Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Laser Class
Replies: 8
Views: 3042

Re: Laser Class

Just to go on the record, I took this class and it radically changed my feelings about the laser cutter ... and maybe even about the creative process. When the machine first showed up, my kindest thoughts regarding it were "hey, this is something I might occasionally use, and its cool it brings...
by 53bash
Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:03 pm
Forum: Meetups
Topic: 1st annual digital arts festival coming up. "DigiFabulous"
Replies: 1
Views: 1289

Re: 1st annual digital arts festival coming up. "DigiFabulo

Given that I'm now a rabid laser cutter fan, I'd love to contribute something. Feb 18 gives me just about enough time to get the project I'm working on wrapped up, photographed, and submitted. Thanks!
by 53bash
Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:59 pm
Forum: Local Classifieds
Topic: Help requested.
Replies: 1
Views: 994

Re: Help requested.

Hey, talked to you about that Monday night. Sorry, didn't know you needed help, looks like you got it apart though. Did you ever get the voltage switch figured out? I could probably help w/ that.
by 53bash
Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Syrian maker-rebels
Replies: 1
Views: 4683

Syrian maker-rebels

fascinating article about the improvised and small-factory produced artillary weapons of the syrian rebel fighters. http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2013/02/diy-weapons-of-the-syrian-rebels/100461/ Photo below is from article, shows what the captions claims to be a grenade launching trebuchet bein...
by 53bash
Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:56 am
Forum: Uses/Equipment
Topic: proposal: Project (Hurricane) Sandy <sandblaster upgrade>
Replies: 5
Views: 6091

Re: proposal: Project (Hurricane) Sandy <sandblaster upgrade

It looks like for my purposes one of the HF portable soda blasters would be the lowest cost (and probably best) solution. They are a bit delicate and require careful assembly (teflon tape etc), but at $100 I'm willing to donate one to the shop, as long as there's some assurance people won't be loadi...

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