The Numeric Control (NC) that drives 3D printers originated 50 years ago--initially to machine products, rather than print them. Adding rotation to the standard 3 linear axes yields a bot way beyond the old Cartesian X-Y-Z.
I built my first "Segway" in my sophomore year. After I finished the prototype I found out that it had way much more Potential, So I added safety features to the device so it could assist the Disable and Elderly.
As the Smithsonian's primary internal exhibit producer, the Office of Exhibits Central uses cutting-edge 3D technologies to print artifact reproductions from scan data, design exhibition mounts, mill custom cavity packs, etc.
TinyG is an open source motion control system that makes creating smooth, precise motion easy. It can be used in many DIY projects, including CNC, 3d printers, laser cutters, pick and place machines, kinetic art & more.
Converting a children's ride-on toy to an electric go kart to race in the Power Racing Series in a 2 month period, spending no more than $500 and using a range of technologies (laser cutting, machining, 3DPrinting) .
Due to a lack of accessible rapid prototyping technology, Bar developed this CNC Router as a university student engineer. We are here to make this type of technology accessible for students, engineers, hobbyists, and more.
We make The Nomad 883, a ready to run CNC Mill that's at home anywhere.
Since 1996, ShopBot Tools' mission has been to make the empowering technology of digital fabrication widely accessible and usable. ShopBot's subtractive digital fabrication (CNC) tools, working across a range of sizes, deliver the power, precision and reliability of digital tools traditionally costing thousands of dollars more. ShopBot tools are designed and built in Durham, North Carolina, USA. Stop by our booth and you'll see our popular Desktop tools and our Handibot Smart Power Tools at work! You can even enter to win a FREE Handibot Tool.
Nuts & Volts is the leading magazine for those seriously interested in electronics. There now remain only a few magazines written for the electronics community with Nuts & Volts being the highest readership, longest running electronics publication left in the US today. We also have readers and advertisers that have been with us since the early 80s. Nuts & Volts is written for the hands-on hobbyist, design engineer, technician, and experimenter. The diversity of subjects appeals to all levels of experience and spans such topics as Arduino projects, Raspberry Pi projects, amateur robotics, circuit design, lasers, computer control, home automation, microcontrollers, data acquisition, new technology, DIY projects, electronic theory, and more, not to mention the popular BASIC Stamp. We're looking forward to meeting you so stop by booth 307 and say hello!
Taktia will be demonstrating our first-of-its-kind handheld CNC machine. Attendees will be able to try out our working prototype, which is the size of a handheld router and can be used to precisely cut shapes of any size out of wood, plastic, or sheet metal, directly from a digital design. How does it work? The user loads a 2D shape that they want to cut, and then positions the tool manually in the approximate area of the tool path. The tool then uses a camera to track where it is, and can adjust its own position to move the cutting device to be exactly on the plan. To cut a shape, the user just approximately follows the desired path by following graphics on an onboard screen, and the tool constantly self-adjusts to follow the plan perfectly. You can see a YouTube video of the tool here: http://youtu.be/-UmL7xZZSUk
Imagination Visualizer™ is your virtual camera in SketchUp® that is as simple to use as your smartphone camera. With Visualizer, Artists, designers, and hobbyists alike can instantly see a photographic version of their SketchUp scenes as they work. Visitors to our Visualizer tent (Location G3) will have the opportunity to work in SketchUp and Visualizer to transform their creations into beautiful photos without any special settings, materials, or lighting. And when you're done, snap the shutter button in Visualizer and take a home a digital photo of your creation as a souvenir.
Other Machine Co. is blending desktop hardware, simple software, and inclusive community to make design and manufacturing more accessible. Based in San Francisco, OMC makes the Othermill, a desktop CNC milling machine that is optimized for high-precision manufacturing in a wide array of materials. Stop by our booth to learn how to use the Othermill to make custom circuit boards, engrave metals, carve wood, and craft intricate jewelry, and create molds.
We make UP! 3D Printers