Recent Posts by tetsu
GGHC Project Spec Submissions Due Noon Tomorrow
tl;dr — Element14 is hosting a “Great Global Hackerspace Challenge” and we are participating. We are deciding on a project on Thursday. Project specs are due by noon tomorrow if you have an idea and want want it in the vote. We had a meeting last Tuesday to narrow down our focus for the GGHC competition and got at least one solid idea out of it, and several other sparks of creativity in other directions. In the interest of fairness, we’re doing an official vote Thursday afternoon and accepting project […]
Hacking the MMORPP for fun and profit(?)
This ‘ironic’ Mark Beasely thought it’d be funny to make a game where no one does anything, there are no objectives, no interactive elements to play with, just cursors. Everyone has a cursor, and you have a cursor, and you see everyones’ cursor updated in real-time. He called it “MMORPP” which supposedly stands for ‘massively multiplayer online role playing peripheral’. At first I thought he was going for a ‘multiboxing’ joke, but now I have no idea what he means.
Makerbot Mini and a RepRapping
I’ve been working on modifying the makerbot cupcake designs at http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:457 so they will fit in our 12″x10″ cutting area. Jim also brought in a little bread maker dough kneading paddle and we tried to replicate it into acrylic with Inkscape and the laser cutter. Ok, so it was a laser cutting and not a reprapping, but it made a better title.
For Those Uninitiated in the Laser
If you’re a dues-paying member or supporter of our cause and haven’t gotten out to use the laser yet, here’s a copy of the manual so you can experience it vicariously, and be ready when you get out here :). FSL_40w_Hobby_Laser_Manual Also, when we do cut, we sometimes stream the operations on the familab ustream