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Fun at the LaunchPad

Originally posted by by Rob Wilson on April 8, 2019

A quiet day today. Marc S. and I were there. Marc printed another jig for his peppercorn project. Sally F. came by with her project. We talked about using GIMP, and I showed her how to create text around a circle, from which we created an SVG file. It is as simple as exporting a path and naming the resulting file as a dot-svg. Programs are large and have a lot of capability, it is hard to be a master at it. Then, there is the skill retention half life when not using it.

We changed the filament to orange, and started a print for her.

The rest of the day, I worked on the Doorbell design. The MakerSpace is in the back of the building and the front door is not in earshot. So, Jesse has come come up with an electrical design and I need to fit it into a physical enclosure. I am currently thinking that the electronics will be in a wooden box that we carve out with the X-Carve. There is a button to alert us that will be housed in a plastic insert, that will be mounted in a hole in the wood box. Then, the solar panel is attached to the end of the box.

Mostly, this is because of the capabilities that we have in-house.

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