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by Tom Smith
Tue Sep 06, 2016 3:22 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Folding Quadcopter
Replies: 13
Views: 3996

Re: Folding Quadcopter

Well, it's been a while, but probably less than 500 CAD. It has a static camera attached, but no gimbal. I'm sure it could carry one, I just haven't felt the need to add one yet :)
by Tom Smith
Thu Mar 03, 2016 3:41 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Not precisely CNC
Replies: 3
Views: 496

Not precisely CNC

But wow!

by Tom Smith
Tue Nov 17, 2015 12:08 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: "What does a CNC machine produce?"
Replies: 19
Views: 5491

Re: "What does a CNC machine produce?"

It produces dreams...
by Tom Smith
Sun Aug 30, 2015 6:36 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Folding Quadcopter
Replies: 13
Views: 3996

Re: Folding Quadcopter

Roughly 550mm MTM, and about 1200g AUW.
by Tom Smith
Wed Aug 26, 2015 5:46 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Folding Quadcopter
Replies: 13
Views: 3996

Re: Folding Quadcopter

So this has been finished for quite a while, but I've been busy flying it... in any case, this is V2 of my previous quad, posted above. 6mm and 3mm plywood, painted in bright, cheery colours to try to avoid further terrifying the drone fearing public :D
quad_in_air_1.jpg
Old, recycled, held together by ziptie landing legs.
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New, lighter, folding landing legs.
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by Tom Smith
Thu Jul 16, 2015 3:14 am
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Engraved USB stick with bonus accident
Replies: 2
Views: 902

Re: Engraved USB stick with bonus accident

Awesome, talk about making lemonade when life gives you lemons ;)
by Tom Smith
Mon Mar 30, 2015 1:03 am
Forum: GRBL
Topic: GRBL 0.9 g/i setting to Shapeoko 1
Replies: 3
Views: 1410

Re: GRBL 0.9 g/i setting to Shapeoko 1

I can second those settings - here is what I've been working with today $3-1 as the X is reversed on my setup): Grbl 0.9i ['$' for help] >>> $$ $0=30 (step pulse, usec) $1=25 (step idle delay, msec) $2=0 (step port invert mask:00000000) $3=1 (dir port invert mask:00000001) $4=0 (step enable invert, ...
by Tom Smith
Wed Oct 22, 2014 4:30 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Some truly unbelievable machining!
Replies: 13
Views: 2306

Re: Some truly unbelievable machining!

While I admire the precision engineering and the difficulty of building a design of such complexity, I am much more impressed by the fact that we can make structures a few dozen atoms wide interconnected in vast numbers, and that we can make them move electrons in meaningful ways. Building that wat...
by Tom Smith
Tue Oct 21, 2014 2:36 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Premature order
Replies: 43
Views: 3717

Re: Premature order

WillAdams wrote:However, we've gotten some interesting ideas out of guessing games, so here's some fodder:

Inventables announcement is of a 3D printer kit along the lines of an Ordbot
Nope, looks like another CNC mill, not ShapeOko related...

http://makezine.com/2014/10/21/first-lo ... es-carvey/
by Tom Smith
Sat Oct 18, 2014 3:43 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Some truly unbelievable machining!
Replies: 13
Views: 2306

Some truly unbelievable machining!

OK, so the watch will cost more than a very nice house, weighs a kilogram, and is therefore ridiculous, but the creation shown here is pretty mind blowing...