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Archive for June 2014

Cutter/Plotter Instructions

What does it do? Cuts out shapes from rolls of sticky back plastic. Draws on rolls of plastic or paper (or fabric?) with pens. How do I use it? Create what you want in your preferred vector drawing package. InkScape… Continue Reading →

vCarve and CNC Router Instructions

What does it do? It cuts or carves sheet materials to high accuracy according to a program How do I use it? The short version: Design the parts using a 2D or 3D design package, depending on preference and requirements…. Continue Reading →


Background The idea for the Ropemaker wasn’t mine, I saw one that someone else had made at a Cub Scout event I was supporting with Rolls-Royce. I was impressed with how well everyone (adults as well as children) was engaging… Continue Reading →