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When Ry came in with his daughters to do some lasercutting the other day, they reminded me that Thingiverse is awesome. They cut this pretty little table, some tiny keys, and this cute little standing elephant, all from files off of Thingiverse. There are tons of neat plans and files like this on the site made for the MakerBot or the lasercutter.
Thingiverse is more than just a place to find fun lasercutting projects; it’s made to promote sharing. If you have a cool design on file, you can upload it to Thingiverse and share it with the world. We here at Metrix like sharing so much that we’ll give you a 20% discount for anything made on the MakerBots or the lasercutter from a Thingiverse download. Share and save!
For those who haven’t been following our blog religiously, Dave Cole is one of our PBDH regulars and a bit of a lasercutter addict. His newest project is a fully functional DC motor made entirely from Metrix Create: Space lasercut wood and a handful of parts from the hardware store.
Dave says he plans on making the kits available at his Etsy store once he gets the design all shiny and vintage science-y looking for mass-production. I wonder if we can find a way to get some in our vending machine…
Meghan has been hanging out at Metrix for the last couple of weeks working on set of exoskeleton arm extensions for use in Karst, her installation performance art piece. She’ll put them on and use them to set off sensors along a hallway, which in turn will cut sound elements. I can’t wait until it’s done and we can see some footage of the exoskeleton in action!