Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Vinyl Cut Paper Robots

Last week I cut out some custom robot designs out of paper on the vinyl cutter. These are going to make fun things for kids to draw on. They will also make great bookmarks.

Tonight's Inkscape Design class will feature designing a custom robot and cutting them on the laser and vinyl cutter as either a sticker or paper robot. Should be a lot of fun. Class size is limited.


Monday, January 20, 2020

Southwet Maker Fest Saturday February 15th 2020

The Southwest Maker Fest is coming up quick.Saturday February 15th from 10am until 4pm. Join HeatSync Labs, the idea Museum and all our exhibitors for a great time making all kinds of things.

There is still time to sign up to exhibit if you haven't registered yet. It is a free event and free to exhibit. Our all volunteer team is looking forward to having you there!


Sunday, January 19, 2020

Results of the HeatSync Labs Laser Cut Box Making Class

People made some great boxes during yesterdays workshop. I'm really glad we finally had this class. There is definitely enough demand to do it again soon.





Friday, January 17, 2020

Star with LEDs

I made this star as an example of how to put LEDs on things using cardboard, copper tap, LEDs, and solder.

I do things like this all the time by cutting them out with the laser. I just wanted to show how to do this without the laser.

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Book Nooks - Art for your bookshelf

We made some Book Nooks at Queen Creek Maker Night last Tuesday. A Japanese Artist going by monde on Twitter made a great set of miniatures using laser cutting and other things and it really caught my attention. Since then other people have made them including some 3d printed versions. BBC did a write up of this trend here.

Here are a couple paper craft versions we made at QC. It turns out that 3d printer filament boxes are the perfect size for these projects.




Below is the one by monde. You can see the creative use of a mirror to make it look like it keeps going. There's also lights.

Another example with lights.
A 3d printed book nook.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Inkscape Class and a Box Making Class

Coming up soon I will be hosting 2 really great classes. They are $15 each.

Laser Cut Box Making Class
Saturday January 18, 2020, 4 pm - 7 pm
More details and registration here

Designing for the Laser or Vinyl Cutter with Inkscape
Wednesday January 22, 2020, 7 pm - 10 pm
More details and registration here

To get a photo for Inkscape class I had to cut out a robot on the laser and the vinyl cutter.


Friday, January 3, 2020

HeatSync Labs at the Downtown Mesa Festival of the Arts

Come join HeatSync Labs at our soldering booth during the Downtown Mesa Festival of the Arts. Free soldering activity as part of a group project, or for $10 you can solder your own touch sensitive robot (Bartholomew). All proceeds support HeatSync Labs. Adults and kids as young as 7 can solder.

Tomorrow 01/04/2020 10am - 3pm on Macdonald next to HeatSync Labs (108 W. Main St, Mesa, AZ, 85201)