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wsmoy

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Greetings (I'm Winston)
« on: September 08, 2014, 02:18:15 PM »
Hi FamiLab folks. My name is Winston Moy, and I stumbled upon this place while looking for a Makerspace to attach myself to. FamiLAB popped up on my radar when I saw its involvement with the Orlando MakerFaire, so it seemed like a good place to check out.
I'm going to be on a temporary job rotation in Orlando from late October to mid January 2015, and I didn't want to halt my projects for 3 months. I was hoping to bring something I could work on while I was down there. Right now what I have in mind is a tiny* hex nut slingshot/crossbow type device, if anyone here knows of Joerg Sprave on YouTube, then you probably have an idea of what I?m trying to do. It?s going to be the little brother to this guy here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ga5s3a8kt8E (I promise my other projects are less destructive...)
I would like to learn how to use a laser cutter (assuming you guys have one), but also drop in for some Arduino/RasPi workshops, since I feel slightly uneducated when it comes to digital electronics.
I?m a member of Project Shapeoko, the low-cost open hardware CNC machine, although I?m not responsible for any of the development or distribution stuff. I got attached to the team by sharing projects via YouTube, and things kind of went from there. I?m currently the ?official? blogger for Shapeoko (if blogger can be considered a position). I try and maintain a semi-regular project-sharing schedule as well, which is why I wanted to find a Makerspace in the first place.
I hope to attend the November Open House.
* tiny = one-handed operation
 
P.S. Is anyone going to be at World MakerFaire NY? I'll be there.

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Re: Greetings (I'm Winston)
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2014, 08:28:25 AM »
Cool project! Thanks for sharing the video. Please bring the crossbow to show off when you visit. I look forward to seeing the changes the laser cutter grants you (yes we have a laser cutter).

wsmoy

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Re: Greetings (I'm Winston)
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2014, 08:17:10 PM »
Thanks Iggy, I definitely will (assuming I can fit it into my checked bags).