Theres a specialty tool or service available for every mod project. A Dremel can do just about anything, but theres quicker alternatives. A jigsaw, holesaw or the more costly cnc maching, laser cutting and water jet cutting are popular options. My guess is you already know this, but you want more from your Dremel. I’ve gotten several inquirys on how I did the PSYCHOSIS chassis design. I apply the same technique whether its a case panel or chassis. The only difference is that a chassis requires more cutting discs and time. I’m going to show you the techniques I use for cutting straight lines, circles and a complex panel design. I’ve had people see my work in person and swear the design was done by laser. Its like any other skill, the more you apply it, the more you improve it.(read more)
…I worked on the Tide Tank project at Rocking the Boat, an awesome nonprofit organization in the South Bronx that teaches kids how to build wooden boats from scratch.
Here’s a quick overview movie about the project; many more project details as well as source code and schematics below the fold if you’re interested.
Combining elements of electrical work, microprocessor trickiness, mechanical design, and a touch of plumbing, this was a multifaceted project and I really enjoyed working with the great students at Rocking the Boat to bring it to completion.
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