Monthly Archive for October, 2010

Homemade ACME Tap

So I’ve been working on a new CNC mill and I’m using ACME rods to drive the x and y axis. An ACME rod has fewer turns per inch and allows the machine to move twice as fast. The only downsides are ACME couplers and nuts are expensive and difficult to make without $40 ACME taps. Continue reading ‘Homemade ACME Tap’

The Mega Claw – Summary (9 of 9)

We took the Mega Claw to Maker Faire on Friday and it was amazing. We had a great time in the pre-events, plenty of free food, free beer and samples, yum! We also got to play in the hall of science’s playground without those pesky kids in the way. The machine took us hours to setup, but it was all in good shape. Things didn’t break until Saturday.
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Wii prize claimed just in time

The Wii prize was claimed yesterday afternoon, just one day before the deadline. The lucky winner was Lana from Connecticut who claimed to have the winning ticket and provided the correct confirmation number. Congratulations again!