Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Dinosaurs Love Graham Crackers

If you are going to make graham cracker houses make sure you don't have dinosaurs running around. They love graham crackers and will destroy your work.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Stamp Making Class

Come out to HeatSync Labs and learn how to make stamps with the laser. No experience necessary and all ages welcome with an adult. Bring your own design and we will help you laser engrave and mount your stamp. A stamp pad is included with black ink, or your choice of color while supplies last

$10 per ticket includes up to a 2 x 2 inch stamp stamp. Early sign up is $8 for the first 5 tickets.

Register here!

Thursday, November 29, 2018

A Bunch of Motors!

We have a bunch of small DC motors at HeatSync Labs and we are looking for ideas of projects people can make with them. Come out to Arduino Hacknight on 12/05/2018 7pm - 10pm and help us brainstorm and build projects with them.

Of course still bring whatever projects you are working on or just your curiosity and desire to get started learning.

Arduino Hacknight is the first Wednesday every month.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Casual Craft Night

We had a really fun Casual Craft Night at HeatSync Labs last night. We will host these every 3rd Monday of the Month from 7pm - 10pm.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Graham Cracker House Making at HeatSync Labs

We are having Graham Cracker House Hacking at HeatSync Labs, Saturday December 1st from 2pm to 4pm. Sign up here to participate $8 - $14 depending on the ticket. Options include LED's for your house, but feel free to get creative and bring whatever extra features you want.

Make the house of your dreams in graham crackers including lights and candies to decorate it for the holidays. We will use graham crackers, royal frosting, LED’s, gum drops and other candies for decorations. Everything needed will be provided and it is fun to work together. The non-electronic version of this was a family tradition and I love that I get to share this updated version with others.

Sign up on or before Friday 11/29 and save $2 per ticket. This also helps me plan which supplies to bring.

That sign up link one more time; https://guestli.st/587793

Friday, October 12, 2018

Inkscape tutorial

Ponoko.com recently shared this great tutorial on Inkscape. I regularly use Inkscape to design projects for the laser cutter and vinyl cutter. It's Open Source and free for Windows, Linux, and Mac.

There are plenty of tutorials online for this tool however often the information isn't as relevant to designs for the laser cutter or vinyl cutter. You can make a great looking image that suffers from a lot of problems when you try and cut it out. Read the article to learn about those particulars

With all design software there is a learning curve. When adding CNC to the mix you get additional design challenges and this article will help you understand and reduce the added learning curve.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Prototyping a smaller versions of the light box

Finally I have some better photos of the light boxes. I'm making plans for the upcoming SciTech Kickoff for a Southwest Maker Fest booth. We will be making a 5 x 5 inch version that is 1 inch thick. Just big enough to capture how magical they look.