The Future Has Arrived

Why a blog?

The world has changed in the last few years.  Computer-controlled machines like mills, routers, lasers, and especially 3D printers are becoming increasingly affordable.  Using nothing but open-source tools, one can create a part, generate toolpaths to run a machine, and then execute those commands at high speed.  With code, design, and video-sharing sites, it’s easier than ever to communicate ideas and iteratively refine them.

Affordable, open, and collaborative – this is the new way to make.

It’s time to jump back into making things, after years focusing on a PhD.

I’ll be covering machine builds, project stories, and random thoughts.  Enjoy.