BuildYourCNC at Houston Mini Maker Faire 2015
We attended Houston Mini Maker Faire for the 2nd year in a row this past November 14th at the George R Brown convention center in Houston. The venue was about twice as big as last year as the show continues to grow exponentially. Read more.
If you are involved with education whether it is vocational, high school, elementary, university, or anything else related to education in the tech and fabrication industry we offer special pricing for educators. Read more.
New York World Maker Faire 2013
We will be participating in the New York World Maker Faire
2013, September 21st and 22nd. This is a Maker Faire that I have always wanted to attend, and we want to bring a 3D Printer. But, not the same type of printer that you always see at the Maker Faire. Typically, you would see the 3D Printer that is based on the FDM technology (Fused Deposistion Modeling), like the whiteAnt
. As always we want to bring something unique. A 3D DLP Printer that uses photopolymer that hardens when a specific wavelength range of light hits it. Read more.
blackTooth Laser Cutter/Engraver on Kickstarter
Yep, we finished developing the laser cutter and engraver and we decided to put it up on Kickstarter
to raise enough funding to get a lower price from our suppliers. This will enable us to drop the price on Kickstarter to $1500 for an unassembled unit and $2000 for an assembled unit. We also have units that have an integrated computer system. The cutting and engraving area is 24" x 20". There are limited units available, so if you are interested, I strongly recommend backing the project to get a unit. We will be selling these on the website, but we will not be able to match the price due to supplier costs on low count purchases (approx $300 more), so grab one when you can. The deliverable deadlines are April and May 2013. I will be working very hard to get them out much sooner. Of course, if funded, the backers will receive the units in the order that they backed, which means, the units will start going out right after we receive the laser equipment from the supplier. We are already hard at work fabricating the structure in anticipation. Read more.
Showing at 3DCamp Houston 2012
If you've never heard of 3DCamp and live in or near Houston, you're missing out. 3DCamp is the place to find everything you've ever wanted to know about 3D software, machines that make 3D things, and getting 3D things from reality to getting them into the computer (scanning, etc.) and just a bunch of 3D knowledge and experts all over. Hop on over to their home page
and check out the presentation schedule and all that they will have going on. Read more.
Rainy Day Magazine
The seemlingly unlikely publication has focused on one of these CNC Machine kits. Rainy Day Magazing is doing a build of a blueChick
! So, why? Well, their interested in fabricating those really cool clocks
you see on some folks walls, with the funky wooden gears. The blueChick is the perfect CNC Machine for fabricating these types of clocks. Read more.
Bay Area Maker Faire 2011
You know I love the Maker Faire, and this year, buildyourcnc.com will be there, along with James Kelly (Co-Author of Printing in Plastic: Build Your Own 3D Printer). I am so excited to go this year, especially because we will be in the "shed". We will be demonstrating the new whiteAnt 3D Printer/CNC Machine. We will also be introducing the book, and hopefully have some copies in the booth for folks to peruse and purchase. Here is a link to the Featured Maker page . Read more.
New Book, Printing in Plastic
There is another book published from Apress with the same co-author, James Kelly, on 3D plastic printing. This book will lay out the latest on the technology in one convenient place. So, what machine? The whiteAnt. This is a new, very small form factor of a machine that will be structurally capable of CNC work and be adjusted to allow for seven inches of z-axis modeling and clearance. Read more.
Tex Fab Presentation Feb, 11 2011
I presented at TexFab on February 11
at the University of Houston. The topics that I coved includes: a survey of the latest in digital fabrication, the process from CAD to prototype and the details of CNC machines and how they work (structurally, mechanically and electrically). Read more.
Maker Faire Austin 2008 Fabrication
As always, the Maker Faire was an awesome experience. There were makers from all over. All of the really great stuff was exhibited like engineering, crafts, sustainable technology, art and other interesting things that can be conjured up by makers. Can you guess what my favorite part was? Fabrication, of course. Read more.
Maker Faire Experience (Austin, 2007)
You know that feeling when you're just a little person arriving to Disney? My Maker Faire experience was better, even going through a serious illness. Indulge me for a moment while I have a flashback. I find myself continually browsing the internet, pulling up my feeds, printing the latest posts and reading the information like my wife would admire platinum on her finger. And all focused on technology, building, hacking, modding, robotics, mechatronics, mechanics and electronics. This faire is that and more! If you have a chance to travel the world and see something, see the Maker Faire, and if you're a frequent visitor to this website, I'm sure you wouldn't regret it. Read more.