The Workshop 88 Shapeoko 2 is coming along nicely. It recently cut this 18″ foam sign, taking advantage of the SO2′s “frontless” design that allows working on arbitrarily long pieces, even though its active work area is only about 10″x10″. Some details are here.
The Z axis auto touch-off switch, inspired by the Carvey “Smart Clamp” is now working as well. There’s a little clip of it here.
While it’s machined handles for some of its clamp bolt and even machined the scales for a knife handle replacement, its most ambitious project to date is full 3D machining of the body of a pinewood derby car. That’s still work in progress. Stay tuned!
- What have we been up to this summer?
- Another makerspace serving the Chicago suburbs!
- Audible Donation Box
- Revamping Workshop 88
- 3D printing demos with our Cupcake
- IOLab: The Pocket Physics Lab
- Tesla Coil Parts Built at W88
- Bart Dring talks LinuxCNC and BeagleBone Black
- Upcycled LCD Entertainment Center… and Paper Elephants