Building The Darn Thing Part 1 Of n

ChipiKart In which I Dont Play With Motors The title says it. Time to build. A quick steel run and some time with the chop saw later, this happened. Thats most of the base of the frame. When making a … Read More

A Digression: Batteries

  Well, ChipiKart is done(ish). It raced at the San Mateo Maker Faire, but thats another story. One thing Ive been meaning to do to ChipiKart is replace the lead-acid batteries with something better, like one of the more stable … Read More

Modifying The Lathe Compound

An Aside Making Counterbores   Today, I wanted to do some single-point thread cutting on the lathe. But when I went to set the compound, I noticed this.   My tool post was butting up against the edge of the … Read More

Building A Boring Head

A Carriage Stop For The Lathe I havent been completely idle on builds like TinyMill. Ive just needed more tools. One thing Ive been wanting for quite some time is a boring head for my mill. And when I was … Read More

Building A Boring Head Part 2

Building A Boring Head   And so it begins.   I cut off a couple 1.25 lengths of the cast iron bar, and faced the ends to make them pretty. The big thing about this cast iron bar is that … Read More

An Aside Making Counterbores

TinyMill Part 6 Over the course of designing some more parts for TinyMill, I realized that I needed to counterbore some holes. I could easily fake it with an end mill or drill bit, but one of my design goals … Read More

Making Coasters

Inspiration A while ago I found out about Evil Mad Scientist Labs font coasters. I thought it would be lots of fun to make my own, and so I began scanning for fonts and material. I decided that Times New … Read More