This is the thing that is keeping me from using my laser.
Saturday, May 23, 2015
www.Buildyourcnc.com. It's a low-price kit ($1700) with a big 20" by 24" inch build area. I have found some of the directions are a little hard to understand because the part they sent does not look like the one they talk about, but I am able to figure it out. I should have it done in the next few days if all goes well. I will post a video of it running its first cut/engrave when it's running.
I have always wanted a Segway, but the price is out of my range for play money. So of course I decided to make one. I started on this 3 years ago and couldn't get it to turn the wheels so I put it in the corner and said I will get back to it later. Last year I saw someone else's DIY Segway at the Tulsa Mini Maker Faire and this got me thinking I should finish mine. Well, that was July of last year and I'm finally finishing this project. I talked to the guy that made the one at the Tulse Faire and he mentioned that the wheelchair motors I was using may not be fast enough to make the thing stable so for my birthday I purchased 2 Razer scooters as mentioned in the Instructables. Here is where I'm at so far.
|Motor and bracket removal|
|Now i have something to work with|
|Perfect mounting holes already available|
|And the other side reassembled|
|Basic frame size|
|More holes needed|
|It will hold me up!|
|This is actually the front|
|Bending the handle bar to 90 degrees|
|Starting to look right|
|The basic Segway frame is complete|
Friday, April 17, 2015
Who is Jason Quail?
Jason is a person who likes to live in the future but instead of dreaming of things to come he creates the future around him. He is the kind of person that will change the world someday even if it is just a little bit. He looks at a problem and calls it an opportunity and then looks at 20 different options before some people only see one. This is sometimes a hindrance to him and the path to resolution as he sometimes wants to go down a path others aren’t seeing or see more issues with. Jason looks at technology and doesn’t see what it is but what it could be, whether it is something useful now or something that it could become in the future. He doesn’t just think outside the box he thinks about the other side of the country the box is in. He also has a knack for being able to help you understand even the most complex things that he talks about. He sees the world in a different way than most and can help you see it too. Hearing of a new technology in its fledgling stages starts a whorl wind of thoughts of what the implications are in the next 10 years with something that can only do 1 new thing or one new thing better then the last. Parts of something that is an innovation right now can be utilized for a new way we do something tomorrow in his mind. He sees this as an opportunity to create a new world out of something that was only intended to change the kitchen.