Also I just launched my new site called The Deep Channels – it has nothing to do with laser cutting, but you may like it. We have a Facebook page for that too.
Above, Lucy Williams makes these images using a number of materials as well as laser cutting and etching. This image is Summerhouse from her Glass Houses series from 2010. You can see more at McKee Gallery.
After the jump, a Space Invaders chess set, a chair, and Ron Swonson… (more…)
Filament making machine winds its way toward finishing its Kickstarter campaign rewards
We last looked at Filabot, the plastic extrusion filament maker for Makerbot and RepRap style 3D printers when Tyler McNaney was in the middle of his Kickstarter Campaign, that ended up successfully raising $32,330 and was more than 320% funded.
The Filabot is a desktop machine that aims to help reduce the cost of 3D printing for filament based and reduce plastic waste by turning it into “ink” or filament for 3D printers that print by depositing and fusing plastic together.
The Filabot Reclaimer has recently had a lot of development work from McNaney, whose working hard to fulfil his Kickstarter rewards orders by the end of the year. He, recently revealed the design for the production Filabot Reclaimer on his website. The case is made from folded CNC plasma cut steel. (more…)
Youngest visiting practitioner at 16 years old runs a radio station he built himself
At 16 years of age, Kelvin Doe or DJ Focus is the youngest person ever to be invited to MIT Media Lab as a Visiting Practitioner. Even more remarkable is that Doe lives in Sierra Leone, an African nation on the path to recovery from civil war, and he’s already an accomplished, self taught maker. Prior to his visit, he had never traveled more than 10 miles from his town.
Doe was given the opportunity to spend three weeks at MIT as part of their International Development Initiative program, after becoming a finalist in Innovate Salone. Innovate Salone’s a contest started by fellow Sierra Leone local and PhD candidate at MIT David Sengeh to challenge and stimulate young people to solve many of the complex issues of their country which has recently emerged from a decade long civil conflict. (more…)
Who’s that coming down the chimney? It’s Voucher Claus again! And he’s got a mittenful of glowing BOGO Ponoko vouchers.
If you know someone who makes stuff, then you know someone who would love a Ponoko voucher — which is like a New Zealand word for gift certificate. And the best part of giving this gift is that you get a little something for yourself.
Vouchers are emailed as PDFs so you can print them off for stocking stuffers or keep it virtual.
• Buy a $100 gift voucher – get a FREE $50 making voucher
• Buy a $50 gift voucher – get a FREE $25 making voucher
• Buy a $25 gift voucher – get a FREE $10 making voucher
What’s the difference you ask?
A *gift voucher* is good for any part of a make-it-yourself order: making, materials, and shipping. A *making voucher* is good for the making costs i.e. the actual laser cutting, CNC routing, or 3D printing.
Unlike coupon codes, vouchers *can* be used with Ponoko Prime accounts!
Vouchers good for make-it-yourself orders only, not showroom purchases. Valid at Ponoko US & NZ making hubs only. Please see our Gift Voucher Guidelines for details on redeeming gift vouchers and our Making Voucher Guidelines for details on redeeming making vouchers. Vouchers may not be combined with coupon codes or other discounts.
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Save on your Christmas order with coupon code PPP3VO.
RazorLAB, our UK lasercutting parter, is offering a 20% discount on any lasercutting order before midnight December 24th. This offer applies for UK and international orders. Just be sure to get everything into one order, because it’s limited to one use per customer.
Use coupon code PPP3VO at checkout to redeem your savings.
What is sad for Wired may be a boon for DIY electronics.
Chris Anderson of Wired has announced that he is leaving his job as editor in chief in order to devote himself to 3D Robotics, a company he cofounded that makes DIY drones. We can’t wait to see what he does with his drones.
“This is an opportunity for me to pursue an entrepreneurial dream,” Mr. Anderson said in a statement. I’m confident that Wired’s mission to influence and chronicle the digital revolution is stronger than ever and will continue to expand and evolve.”