Sunday, 26 June 2016

Liverpool Makefest 2016

So just a quick small picture dump after a great day volunteer Crewing at Liverpool MakeFest.. a great event in a great venue,  Liverpool Central Library,  with a good vibe and lots and lots of people! Perfect...

This pic is about 15mins after opening.. filling up nicely.. got lots more packed than this!

Nice crew badges (gagAAARGGH blogger still doesn't rotate images!)

Ragworm posse showing their wares..

Nice little activity showing where people were from... (a few more N Waleian tags appeared by the end of the day)

I bought some of these! AR pictures with a free AR game app.. the kids loved em! By the wonderful Midnight Polygon

Can't escape Darth...

 These guys are GREAT, they call themselves "we like to make stuff" and I've met them a few times now first time at Makers at MEX they have enthusiasm and humour and make anyone approaching their stall welcome .... proper makers. Spot on.

Friday, 10 June 2016

EMPQ Pocketqube engineering model

I've been working hard on an engineering model for Paul Kocyla for our EMdrive pocketqube project. It's been a good learning curve with lots of realisations for the next iteration! It has no skeletonising as we want it to be as rad hard and as RF dampened as possible. 

Underside showing the cutaways, currently the bolts are oversize and stacked with washers as I didn't quite have the correct size and the PQ baseplate will be mounted using the same holes.

Just a few in production photos.. marking out above and the blanks for the internal brackets

Lots of tapping of the M2 holes on the 6mm internal brackets, my home made tapping stand has earn't its keep! Likewise the little precision vice which is an excellent purchase.

Milling the 2mm wall square tube to size on my trusty Sieg sx2 plus. 

So.. off it goes in the post tomorrow to Germany. :)