The following are helpful hints, tips, and information for fabricating your thesis. Feel free to ask questions at any time.
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How to fabricate after we kick you out
You’ve graduated, and we took away your laser, your CNC, your shop, even your vinyl cutter. How are you expected to make anything now?
The following will be tips, tricks, and some advice on how to “make it” after ITP.
But first some questions.
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Slip rings let you pass electrical connections across rotating joints. Here is a simple way to reinforce them for strong mechanical connections.
I’m using the 6 Wire Slip Ring from Adafruit and the 2″ Caster from Home Depot in this example.
Quick tips on mounting motors and mounting things to motors.
The terminal blocks discussed in the video can be found at Lighting Plus (or here) and the motor mounts can be found here.
Drilling into a pipe or dowel can be a little tricky. One of the safest and most accurate ways is to use a jig called a V Block and a Center Finder on the drill press.
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Tip on how to preserve clean threads when you need to cut a bolt.
Two quick tricks for adding a little more finish to laser etched acrylic.
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