Archive for August, 2013

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes!

Monday, August 12th, 2013

In the months were it's gone radio silent here, we've settled in to a new home at Hammerspace. We've got 400-ish square feet of cluttered awesome:

The New Shop

Me and Jordie have our respective work areas set up and are kind dug in by this point but we're hoping to rearrange things to get us a little more floor space in the future.

We've also got some new toys, not the least of which is this gargantuan laser cutting machine:

Big Laser

The laser's 120 watts so it can slice through 3/4" stock easily and it's got a cutting area of almost 4 feet by 3 feet for nice big projects. I'll be reviewing this guy in depth here shortly.

We're going to have some more new toys on the way soon as well, including a new 3D printer setup to supplement the Replicator we've got now and a CNC plasma setup! We're really looking forward to expanding our metal fabrication capabilities and seeing where that takes us.

A New Challenger Appears…

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

Hi. We have been really busy. First it was the Raspberry Pi rush, then another big commission after big commission. Fun times...

Also, I have yet to introduce myself.

My name is Jordie and I work for Craig here at Built to Spec. Online I generally go by RoboLemur.

Some of you might have seen my work such as the Snap together Raspberry Pi Enclosure, the APC Enclosure, the Freescale  FRDM-KL25Z Sled, the BeagleBone Black Enclosure, the APC Rock Enclosure, the pcDuino Enclosure, the TI LaunchPad Sled, the pcDuino Sled, and the Raspberry Pi with Adafruit LCD Pi Plate Enclosure.

I have also worked on multiple commissions for rodent psychology labs and other various projects.

On the side, I also like to make costume animatronics.

My current projects are a pair of animatronic wasp wings:

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and an animatronic tail:

These projects are still in development, but there might be a derivative of the wings coming soon. We'll be posting more stuff as we get back into the habit of posting stuff here!