F I N K B U I L T

Scale model cockpit FPV

fpv
cool scale cockpit video

Funny Zoo Snap

man enjoys elephant My wife noticed this in the family archives.

RC Nitro motorcycle racing

rc motorcycle Motorcycle racing in Lilliput.

Manned RC Multicopter

manned multicopter
Here’s an RC multicopter big enough to ride on!

Make: Talk 004

make: Talk 004
I had a fun time talking to Mark Frauenfelder in episode 4 of his new podcast, Make: Talk!

One Man Basement Band

one man band
I feel like I could be getting more mileage out of my right foot.

Liberty

liberty vintage motorcycles An Etsy portrait. Thanks, Danny.

Tequila Sleeve

tequila the champs
Champs sleeve

Wolf-Stelzer Book Lamp

Book Lamp
My friend Tess just made the cover of ReadyMade with her cool lamp design.

Tree Stump Bug

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Can this be for real? The design is so awesomely Thunderbirds. Via

The Nothing Box

nothing box

Thunderbirds

Thunderbirds are go
Are Go!

Command Center

command center
Sweet assemblage spaceship’s bridge.

Four Drano’s

drano
Watch the sink slowly, all but disappear from the design .

Toothpaste Aerosol

toothpaste aerosol
Aerosol toothpaste




Micro CNC Robot Update

CNC router

CNC router

CNC router

I started assembling my Lumenlab Micro (no longer available) desktop CNC gantry robot and “personal manufacturing workstation”.

All your base are belong to Lumenlab

I was originally going to save a few dollars by making a base for the machine out of MDF, an idea that I never really liked that much. So I started looking for suitable aluminum plate to make my own version of the sweet aluminum base that Lumenlab sells, rather than stoop to the level of MDF. I quickly realized that strong FLAT aluminum isn’t cheap at all, and when you add in the cost of hardware, the machining, etc. making my own was a bit of a false economy, and not that fun, so I decided to just order the micro base from Lumenlab. I’m glad I did. The base is a nice piece. It’s cast, then decked flat and the Lumenlab folks were kind enough to machine a grid of tapped holes into the bed. The included hardware kit includes a bunch of studs that you can insert into the holes wherever you need a hold-down for your work piece. Very Handy.

Machine Assembly

This first phase went together really quickly, the ways were straight, the lead screws were nice, the hardware was all there, the plastic blocks were all drilled, tapped and ready, it was a snap.

Next up: Wiring up the electrtronics, setting up the computer and trying out some MOTION!

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