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It’s Halloween this week, so what better time to write about this crazy hobby known as “Cosplay?”
Wikipedia says, “Cosplay is short for costume play, and is a performance art in which participants called cosplayers wear costumes and fashion accessories to represent a specific character or idea that is usually identified with a unique name.” …
I’m sure it’s been a long hard period for Carbide3D but they’re finally ready to celebrate a major milestone–they’ve delivered the first Nomad CNC Mills.
Just to recap, Carbide3D had an extremely successful Kickstarter campaign that launched their company. We’ve written about their Apple-style vertical integration approach to making the world’s easiest CNC Mill before,…
There are always wonders on Kickstarter. Sometimes they seem entirely too good to be true, and sometimes they are. Caveat Emptor as the old saying goes.
This incredibly inexpensive resin printer really caught my eye, but it is so inexpensive it does make me wonder about it. Can they really produce a functional 3D Printer…
This is part 6 of our Ultimate Tony Stark Inspired Workshop Series.
You didn’t think we were done building a Tony Stark-inspired workshop, did you? I just needed a little break to do the research involved for the next installment. That’s really what the series is about–looking out for the way cool products that any…
German genius Dieter Michael Krone has 3D printed a gun that automatically folds and launches paper airplanes:
Cool beans! Don’t you just want to take that thing up to the top of the Empire State Building or something?…
This is part 5 of our Ultimate Tony Stark Inspired Workshop Series.
In this installment, we’ll be taking a look at what sort of 3D Printers a workshop like this might include. There are a number of different 3D Printing technologies available, and no one process is suitable for all parts, so we’ll take a…
Here’s a project fit for our mythical Tony Stark Workshop, except this one’s real and being done by Australian Paul Halstead who has a great track record of finishing some amazing motorsports-related projects. What happens when you take two Corvette LS7 motors and siamese them together to make a 14 liter 16 cylinder motor for…
This is part 4 of our Ultimate Tony Stark Inspired Workshop Series.
In this episode, we’ll go to the very heart of the shop, at least for CNCCookbook readers. Yes, that’s right, we’re going to take a look at what sort of mills and lathes might be appropriate for a shop like this.
This is part 3 of our Ultimate Tony Stark Inspired Workshop Series.
Time to dive into some of the beefier areas of our workshop, namely what kinds of machines will inhabit these hallowed halls?
Cutting Rough Stock to Shape
Cutting rough stock to shape is an important early step in most projects for our Ultimate…
This is part 2 of our Ultimate Tony Stark Inspired Workshop Series.
Computers and design are a big part of Tony Stark’s Workshop. Of course Tony has the robotic artificial intelligence J.A.R.V.I.S. to help him get things done, or perhaps mostly to clean up the shop and serve as a comic foil to Stark’s genius. …
We’ve all seen photos of unbelievably spectacular garages filled with exotic cars. Some of them are more like museums or theme parks than garages. Jay Leno and Ralph Lauren both have amazing facilities of this kind. But let’s say that in addition to having the time and wealth to do nearly anything you want, you’re…
Recently I had a chance to catch up with Robert Grzesek, one of the founders of Carbide and also of the easy to use MeshCam CAM software. I wanted to get an update on the Nomad as well as some idea of what he’d learned from the whole Kickstarter process and manufacturing the Nomad. For…
Sure why not? Many mechanical and functional things are beautiful. This one certainly looks pretty snazzy to me:
It’s called a “Trusco” and you can find them on MoMA’s web store among other places. The more generic term for them is “Cantilevered Tool Box,” and you’ll find a ton of copies all over the web…
What is good teamwork worth to Shop Productivity? We think it’s everything and we’re working on a new product called G-Wizard ShopFloor that’s totally focused on teamwork in the Shop.
There’ll be a lot more to talk about as it unfolds, but for now, I want to leave you with some brief description and a…
If there’s one thing we can probably all agree on, it’s that there’s been a lot of hype surrounding 3D printing. It seems like every day brings yet another new consumer 3D printer on Kickstarter of someplace else and it’s not clear what the new kid on the block can do that the old ones…