2019’s Build Madison kicked off on a bright and warm November day with a wide variety of projects:
- Scott – Moved forward on the open toaster project – the goal being to create a maintainable open-source appliance that never becomes obsolete, starting with the toaster.
- Brian – Built a cocktail table MAME (classic arcade) cabinet using the wood shop and laser cutter to create a TV stand as well as button interface.
- Kate – Rendered a protein structure in Blender and worked to learn how to animate it.
- Jim and Nick – Continued efforts on an enclosed bicycle transmission that keeps the geartrain out of the weather and debris.
(and the velomobile needed a light and horn adjustment)
- Brian – Refit an old Phoenix GSM enclosed CNC wood router with LinuxCNC.
- Chris – Used the laser cutter to build a papercraft polar bear with paper-backed wood veneer.
- Laima – Created a steel kinetic yard art sculpture using bicycle parts and stained glass (future work!).
- Adam – Made ash trim for the face of a sink base cabinet using the CNC router and a v-bit.
- Jeremy – Baked 3 loaves of Jeremy’s Special Sour Dough [JSSD ™] bread and a “fruit cake so nice that you’d want to receive it as a gift”
- Max – Tested his glass lampworking skills by building a plant inspired glass piece with realistic leaves and branching structure from borosilicate glass rod.
- John – assisted a few people with design and engineering advice
- Jack and Davi – Modified a Korg Monotron Synthesizer to run from an Arduino to enable digital and preprogrammed effects.
- Chris – Wrote a summary blog 🙂 and finished construction on the exterior exhaust and ductwork (thanks Nate!) for the welding shop air filtration system.
Participants enjoyed a late breakfast of pie and snacks, brats and hamburgers for lunch, pizza for dinner, and handmade pancakes for breakfast. Hope you can join us next year for 2020!