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Computerized Dentistry : The 2-Hour Crown

January 21, 2019 // 0 Comments

We’ve had a regular dentist for many a years and the work have been just fine. After a recent root canal (never mind why) for one of the editors, a crown was needed for [...]

Urban Safari : In Search of the GlowForge

January 4, 2019 // 0 Comments

To kick off 2019 and our year-long focus on all things creative, the RainyDayMagazine folks piled into the car for a road trip to the Natick Mall to check out a JOANN kiosk. [...]

Makers Faire: Somerville MA

October 7, 2013 // 0 Comments

Union Square in Somerville, Massachusetts was turned into a DIYer/makers playground this past weekend. Artisan’s Asylum hosted a gathering for artists of all types so [...]

Trend AirShield Pro FirstLook

October 31, 2012 // 0 Comments

Before  we fire up the CNC machine for real, we want to make sure we have a good system in place for chip collection to keep the shop clean and safe. We have researched [...]

CNC PC Recovery

June 20, 2012 // 0 Comments

If you got to the end of yesterday’s post you know that, after spending an entire day reviving and configuring a 7-year old Compaq PC to use with the BlueChick, [...]

CNC PC Setup

June 19, 2012 // 0 Comments

Getting the BlueChick CNC machine up and running is more than just assembling the deck. It requires wiring up the electronics, installing a host of software programs, [...]

BOB and SMD Setup

June 18, 2012 // 0 Comments

The movement of the router on BlueChick CNC machine is controlled by specialized software running on a PC. However, before the BlueChick and the computer can [...]

BlueChick Assembly Completed

August 12, 2011 // 0 Comments

Today we will finish up the assembly of the BlueChick v4.2 CNC machine. The only tasks left are: mounting the X-axis motor and installing the two drive chains. The motor [...]

BlueChick Motor Mounts

August 11, 2011 // 0 Comments

For the past three days we have been discussing the assembly of the frame and axesof the BlueChick v4.2 CNC machine. Now that most of the structure has been assembled, [...]

BlueChick Z Axis Assembly

August 10, 2011 // 0 Comments

We have been building the BlueChick V4.2 CNC machine this week. Yesterday, we looked at the assembly of the X/Y-axis. Today, we will go over the assembly of the Z-axis. [...]
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