Thursday, August 20, 2015

Machining Plastic With $300 Homemade Mill

I found a set of files awhile back online to make this machine.  The files needed some massaging so I did that and sent to be fabricated from plywood at a machine shop. 

Here is the results.  Carving some art work from acrylic plastic.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

New One From John Robb

NSA Surveillance

Just an observation here.

We know that the USGOV is a giant oligarchy. 

One possibility that the NSA has such a great interest in the mass internet spying is because of industrial espionage.

Think about it.  Anyone with access to the fire hose of data and can mine meta-data can also conduct industrial espionage on a massive scale.

How many small inventors have had their work ripped off via this method and the small guy never had a clue?

Someone who was once one of the super-rich told me this:  "Once you get to my level, you would be amazed what was for sale"

80km drone flight video

Thinking about adding a drone to your toolbox?

Here is a interesting video showing exactly what type of video you can gather

Monday, August 17, 2015

First Production Photo of the Mill

Here is the production mini mill.

As shown it is $600 without electronics or a spindle plus shipping.  It is steel framed unlike the China mini mills that use extruded aluminum for the same price. 

This is a really really good deal.

If you want these in bulk quantities, I can set you up for a really good price.

Basically the whole goal of this project was a strong low cost machine that can do real work and very importantly it is NOT from China yet competes with China costs.

In other developments.

The very low cost plastic injection mold machine project is still on track.

CAD modeling is done, prototyping commences this week. 

This is a plastic injection molding machine designed to use scrap trash plastic and directly make new stuff with it. 

Basically it is a low volume production machine that fills the niche between 3D printing and high volume plastic injection molding.

Now here is the really cool part about this is the price:

$450 plus shipping. 

I will be doing a Indiegogo campaign for this one soon.

Here is also a shop pic.