Friday, March 16, 2012
Most Votes Go To...
Big Box From China!
Of course, all other topics will have their day, too.
I can't help myself. But. First things first...
Let's see what came on the ship...
To look at Geoff's face, you would think it was Christmas morning...
It's... uh... oh geez... I forgot.
That is the honest truth. I can make a reasonable guess, but darn it... I wish I was 100% sure, because now I am really embarrassed. Listen, just because I love all this stuff... machines, tools, science, technology, engineering, robots, it does not mean I have it all figured out. I wish I were naturally geeky, intuitively in tune to the machine shop tools and devices that make my family gush and swoon.
Hold on. I was paying attention, really. This is a smaller version of the same machine, a mill?! that was used to make Rinzler and CLU, the Mini-Bots for FIRST 2102 Team Paradox, in LogoMotion. This may be a mill.
Alex explained to me, that unlike a 3-D printer, which builds objects by adding material, this device will build things by removing material. And I remember that it is not a lathe.
Yes, I am going with mill!
As soon as Geoff is home, I will confirm, and if I am wrong, then we can all share a laugh over my poor retention. If I am right I will be doing a fist pump and goofy dance of triumph.
And what does one do with a six hundred pound, second-hand mill?
I won't leave you hanging... it will be put to work to mill parts for a CNC machine.
What is a CNC machine, or specifically router? It's a computer controlled machine that will, in Geoff's words, "Uh... heh... make anything!"
Hold on. The Big Box From China brought a machine, that will make a machine, that will "make anything?!"
Okay. Who wants to know what we're going to do with the Big Box?!