At last week’s meeting, our expert in all things CNC, Branden, was around for the last meeting before his move to Boston. (We will miss you, Branden!!) He was, however, kind enough to show us how to work the LinuxCNC distro software in order to get our Shapeoko running when we get the parts. (See the above video.) We are expecting the parts to arrive in the next two weeks. Very soon we will be milling parts! What will you make with the CNC router?
I was at the Museum of Science and Industry this past weekend volunteering at the Fab Lab, and I learned how to use their vinyl cutter. I made four different decals of the Workshop 88 logo. One is a transparent decal, one is a bumper-sticker-style decal with a white background, and the other two are just logo decals on white that need to be cut out.
We’re looking to be getting a vinyl cutter at Workshop 88 very soon! What will you make with it?
Summer is nearly upon us and we’re making plans for events at Workshop 88. We’d like to hear from you! Here’s how you can contact us:
On twitter, on meetup, or the mailing list (which is not just for members, anyone can subscribe).
If you don’t use any of these services you can always shoot an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you.
Drop in our Public Meetings every Thursday night at 7:00 pm in downtown Glen Ellyn, IL.