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The Othermill: Custom Circuits at Your Fingertips by Otherfab Share this project Done Share Tweet Embed Tweet Share Email The Othermill: Custom Circuits at Your Fingertips by Other Machine Co. Play An easy to use, affordable, computer controlled mill. San Francisco, CAHardware Share this project backers pledged of $50,000 goal seconds to go Funded! This project was successfully funded . An easy to use, affordable, computer controlled mill. Other Machine Co. Project by First created | 3 backed See full bioContact me About this project At Otherfab, we are interested in portable, accessible, computer-controlled machines, and how they can help us design our world. Thanks and Stretch Goals! We are incredibly grateful for the support that we have received. JOB CREATION: At $100,000, a job gets created! SOFTWARE FEATURES: At $250,000, (first we jump up and down, and then...) we hire a third software engineer. DOUBLE PRODUCTION: At $500,000, we add a second production line in a larger manufacturing space with more staff. THE DREAM: $1 million. Jewelry Molds

Fabbaloo Blog - Fabbaloo DARPA MENTOR Award to Bring Making to Education | Makerspace O’Reilly Media’s Make division, in partnership with Otherlab, has received an award from The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in support of its Manufacturing Experimentation and Outreach (MENTOR) program. The Team will help advance DARPA’s Mentor program, an initiative aimed at introducing new design tools and collaborative practices of making to high school students. Makerspace, developed by Dale Dougherty of O’Reilly Media and Dr. Saul Griffith of Otherlab, will integrate online tools for design and collaboration with low-cost options for physical workspaces where students may access educational support to gain practical hands-on experience with new technologies and innovative processes to design and build projects. The MENTOR effort is part of the DARPA’s Adaptive Vehicle Make program portfolio and is aimed at engaging high school students in a series of collaborative distributed manufacturing and design experiments. Saul Griffith, Ph.D. is a serial entrepreneur.

Tracking the Internet of Things Energy Literacy Pricing guide to DIY CNC mill and router kits 18 DIY CNC kits from mini to mega Ponoko offers an online, on-demand CNC routing service where you can upload your design file and we’ll send you the CNC cut pieces. UPDATE: As of 18 February 2013, Ponoko is suspending its CNC routing service. But please check out our 3D Printing service and Laser Cutting service! But we know that lots of you makers would like your own CNC machine. So I’ve put together this guide! This is a pretty thorough guide with brief introductions, images, and links to 18 different do-it-yourself CNC kits available for purchase. If you know of any other complete CNC kits available for purchase, please leave info in the comments. Also, I couldn’t have put this list together without the wealth of information available at the excellent and very active CNCZone forums. 1. Open hardware CNC & 3D printer kit. Successful Kickstarter project now offers complete kit for under $500. 3. Affordable & well supported project; perfect for beginners new to CNC. 4. micRo-kit™ — $699 6.

Maker SHED - Bay Area Maker Faire 2011 Who better to patrol the grounds of Maker Faire than R2-D2? The R2 Builders Club is a national organization dedicated to creating and distributing plans for replicas of the robots of the Star Wars universe. The club claims that sci-fi DIYers around the country have built hundreds of these bots, and not just R2s; I spotted plans for the R3-A2 and the R6-D7, among others. The plans, now free to anyone, were compiled with meticulous research and a little help from the George Lucas empire, which provided some official robot sounds and let members photograph original props. Materials, though, are not free.

TechShop is America's 1st Nationwide Open-Access Public Workshop -- What Do You Want To Make at TechShop? Six Emerging Technologies in Education | E-Learning-Inclusivo (Mashup) Blogs: Zappos Blogs Blog Posts LaserOrigami LaserOrigami is a rapid prototyping system that produces 3D objects using a laser cutter. LaserOrigami is substantially faster than traditional 3D fabrication techniques such as 3D printing and unlike traditional laser cutting the resulting 3D objects require no manual assembly. The key idea behind LaserOrigami is that it achieves three-dimensionality by folding and stretching the workpiece, rather than by placing joints, thereby eliminating the need for manual assembly. LaserOrigami achieves this by heating up selected regions of the workpiece until they become compliant and bend down under the force of gravity. LaserOrigami administers the heat by defocusing the laser, which distributes the laser’s power across a larger surface.

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