Kitti in Budapest has a thoughtful blog about her EggBot. She’s posting her experiences, modifications, and challenges. She is putting up designs on Thingiverse, starting with the Hungarian Folk design shown above.
My first design was inspired by my Mom. I told her about my plans to draw something in Inkscape to be printed on an egg later. She immediately ask if I am planning to do a Hungarian folk pattern.
We’ll be looking forward to seeing what comes next!
Mark has posted a nice writeup at GeekDad about receiving an EggBot as a birthday present:
It was the perfect gift for a GeekDad–something I wasn’t expecting and might not have bought for myself, but is so much fun that I wish I’d bought one years ago.
He used it for his daughter’s preschool:
In almost no time, I had a box of 30 Valentine’s ping pong balls for her to take to school. Her teachers were fascinated when they saw them and I was told had been debating whether we had somehow hand-drawn them all. The head teacher asked my daughter how we made them and she naturally replied: “No, a robot drew them!”
This great question came in via email:
I was wondering if you are still using the Lego stacked storage system you blogged about 3 years ago?
We are (it’s actually been
eight seven years since we wrote that post) and it’s still working well. Last time I went to do a Lego project, I was particularly pleased to find that our parts were still mostly sorted and easy to get at.
Amanda has been posting EggBot designs to thingiverse that are based on quilting patterns. Both sewing machines and the EggBot benefit from designs with long continuous lines. This Heart Vine one in particular is perfect for Valentine’s day!
Buddadweet posted a design for a custom box to house an Art Controller board to thingiverse:
Here is a box to house the Evil Mad Scientist Art Controller. I have made it with and without holes for 3 and 4 pin connectors…
Our friend Schuyler posted on twitter that he got a laser working with his WaterColorBot. He uses the brush/up down function to move the laser up to defocus when he doesn’t want to engrave/cut.
He even posted sample output: paperboard marked with the word “Laser(s)”. This isn’t the first WaterColorBot laser mod we’ve seen, but it’s the first with demonstrated output!
The Hill Country Science Mill is celebrating its grand opening on February 14th. It’s a new science center in Johnson City, Texas housed in a historic feed mill built in 1880 as a steam grist mill and cotton gin. This picture of their WaterColorBot is from a preview day in November. A “Fall in Love with Science” event sounds like a great way to celebrate Valentine’s Day!
Mikkel posted on Twitter:
A CNC piece of the lovely @tweetsbyallie using @EMSL ‘s Stipplegen.