Micro machining a gem

With a radius of 24.44 mm, a height of 15.8 mm, a 2 ct weight and it’s classic, round shape cut based on a hexadecagon, the eye of the moon stands out from all the other aluminium gems on this planet and is considered a unique object by both the Tooth Fairy and the Queen of England!

OSH Font

Creating PCB sometimes requires a little decoration, so I’ve created this font to deliver the OSH logo in many variations to help in creating non-trivial compositions like the ones I like. As you might notice, I’ve added a version with the release symbols as suggested by Dave Jones: I love the idea, but to keep […]

Imagine, Make, Play!

I just wanted to share what team MAKE!, which I’m proud to be a member, has realized to showcase what can be done with a little inventive and modern digital fabrication tools. I wish to sincerely thank my friends and fellow team members Sebastiano Ronzulli, Giovanni Pittacolo, Matteo De Biase, Filippo Collati and Rossella Fiorini. […]

Centering models on the print bed

A friend has recently gifted me a 3D printer, a Geeetech i3 and since then I’ve tuned the printer and tried to improve the output quality with decent success. Today I had the need to print something quite large and I had the need to center the print bed to match what I have in […]

Custom fixture design

My friends and I have a project we wish to showcase during the next upcoming Maker Faire Rome 2018. We believe it’s an amazing idea, which involves engraving a massive amount of aluminium dog tags, like the one below, and for massive I mean a couple hundred pieces. If this is not the first post […]

Milling edge lit signs

This post is about the creation of one of those cool looking, completely transparent,¬†glowing signs you can see in bars, restaurants and other shops. These objects leverage light diffraction to create that nice glowing effect and I wanted to create one for a colleague of mine who was getting into a new job position. I […]

Another one bites the chips

This is a follow up to an old post about milling plastics which, on the hype of Marvel movies, ended with a lightweight promise of a solution. Well, that promise was fulfilled over six months ago, when we (my fellow makers and me) released an open source hardware and software project called OtheRPM, promoting it […]

Keep em tidy

As soon as I started milling multiple materials I understood I had to find a solution for keeping my milling bits organized. It wasn’t straightforward for me to understand I can’t use the same 1.0mm endmill for aluminium and plexiglass, but once you see the finishing that becomes clear. Then my 10 pack of 1.0mm […]

Othermill Pro – Plastic

It’s a couple of months now the Othermill Pro is beautifully sitting on my desk and after having milled a few PCBs and showed off with my family and friends I feel dauntless enough to try something new. I’ve got a small selection of end-mills and I didn’t want to break them all straight away […]