Sunday, May 17, 2015

Maker Faire 2015

We were just one of dozens of wheeled objects at the faire, but we were the only ice cream cone.

Well, the only wheeled ice cream cone.




Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Two Weeks Ago...

...we were here:
adding texture strips
using this adhesive to...
...glue stacks of foam rings
 Doug used his custom sawzall blade to sculpt the top:


Emilio worked his paint magic once again, and we had another test run:


This evening, there were minor adjustments, including the addition of this printed emergency button housing:





And then it was finished, the mobile cupcake ice cream cone:

We'll be at the 10th Annual Bay Area Maker Faire this weekend. Hope to see you there, too.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Busy Meeting

Meetings can feel busy when everyone splits off to work on different aspects of a project.
Doug received quite a bit of admiration for his modification of a reciprocating saw blade. Grinding off the teeth and sharpening the edge made it into a fast and accurate foam cutter.

Another team cut holes for the support wheels...
While a third group wired the batteries in sequence to power the controller.


Everything worked.


And of course, this led to all kinds of playing around.



Now that the car works, how shall we dress it up?