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by gmay3able
November 26th, 2016, 4:25 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: Hot Wire Foam Cutter
Replies: 7
Views: 5752

Re: Hot Wire Foam Cutter

Hope everyone in the USA had a great Thanksgiving, and outside the USA, a fantastic Thursday! MK19, the heat is variable, I'm using a variable DC bench top power supply, you can vary the temperature in the wire by increasing the amount of current going through. Wire lengths and gauges will vary the ...
by gmay3able
November 22nd, 2016, 2:34 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: Hot Wire Foam Cutter
Replies: 7
Views: 5752

Re: Hot Wire Foam Cutter

Thanks mcpbowman! No problem at all, I hope the build steps are helpful if you decide to build one for your garage!
by gmay3able
November 21st, 2016, 4:49 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: Hot Wire Foam Cutter
Replies: 7
Views: 5752

Re: Hot Wire Foam Cutter

Thanks CRVaughan! It's hooked up from those red and black terminals on the guitar tuners. Those are "banana jacks" and I'm using banana leads that are connected to a variable bench top DC power supply.
by gmay3able
November 21st, 2016, 10:51 am
Forum: projects
Topic: Hot Wire Foam Cutter
Replies: 7
Views: 5752

Hot Wire Foam Cutter

Hey guys, I am working on some foam models right now and needed to be able to cut larger pieces of foam so this weekend I designed and built a hot wire foam cutter table. I wanted to share the process because it's a really easy weekend project and it cut through 5 layers of glued together foam sheet...
by gmay3able
November 15th, 2016, 4:01 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Power to Hoverboard technology
Replies: 3
Views: 1688

Re: Power to Hoverboard technology

After reading the attachment carefully, I saw that the power to drive 12V 6A motor (72W) goes through two energy conversion stages and then comes out of the solar panels at 10KW!

Seriously though, sketch a Flux Capacitor somewhere in the chain and then we're cool.
by gmay3able
November 14th, 2016, 9:41 am
Forum: sketching
Topic: Gmay3's Sketching Journey
Replies: 282
Views: 130187

Re: Gmay3's Sketching Journey

I built a PC recently and though I didn't use one in my build, I was thinking about how a PC water cooling system works. I had heard about a "life hack" to cool yourself down pretty quickly by holding the underside of both wrists under running cold water from a sink faucet and it really works! This ...
by gmay3able
October 26th, 2016, 11:35 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Nintendo Switch
Replies: 13
Views: 3383

Re: Nintendo Switch

I'm excited for it, it seems like a lot of lessons learned with the Wii U hardware helped develop the Switch and it's neat to see the evolution. I think the removable controllers to allow for portable multiplayer is a really awesome idea. The only reason I can think for why the dock is so huge is if...
by gmay3able
October 26th, 2016, 11:23 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Microsoft Surface Studio
Replies: 41
Views: 14710

Microsoft Surface Studio

I just saw the product video for the Microsoft Surface Studio that just got announced. I've been impressed with their incorporation of tactility and movement in their Surface products. The magnetic/wireless knob seems like a cool feature, but I guess I'd be a little concerned that I'd crack the scre...
by gmay3able
October 24th, 2016, 7:45 am
Forum: projects
Topic: 2 Player Arcade Machine by GMAY3 Design
Replies: 18
Views: 8130

Re: 2 Player Arcade Machine by GMAY3 Design

Thanks Leo_Rivera! Great question! During the build, one of the biggest challenges was actually screwing all the panels together. I went into the build knowing that I didn't want to have any exposed screws on the outside so every panel was held together with square dowels and screws on the inside. H...
by gmay3able
October 21st, 2016, 12:51 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: 2 Player Arcade Machine by GMAY3 Design
Replies: 18
Views: 8130

Re: 2 Player Arcade Machine by GMAY3 Design

Thanks Michael, I really appreciate the feedback! I just photoshopped that laminated edge and uploaded the new image. Thanks for pointing that out.
by gmay3able
October 21st, 2016, 12:14 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: 2 Player Arcade Machine by GMAY3 Design
Replies: 18
Views: 8130

Re: 2 Player Arcade Machine by GMAY3 Design

After working on it for quite a while, I finally just finished up a portfolio section for this project and wanted to share more of the inspiration behind the design and some sweet glamour shots!

https://www.behance.net/gallery/44191857/ARC-P2
by gmay3able
October 17th, 2016, 7:58 am
Forum: sketching
Topic: Gmay3's Sketching Journey
Replies: 282
Views: 130187

Re: Gmay3's Sketching Journey

I wanted to explore how the whole VR glove controller might work with some of the concepts I had developed before so I thought I'd go for it and sketch the whole thing! This one got a little crazy but it was fun and also helpful to see how different parts might work together! http://i.imgur.com/w0Vf...
by gmay3able
October 13th, 2016, 11:28 am
Forum: core77 site feedback
Topic: Core77 podcasts
Replies: 1
Views: 3946

Re: Core77 podcasts

Hey super-panda, I thought I had read something more recent than this but after looking into it, I realize it was a response from 2014. http://boards.core77.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=31144&p=220134&hilit=afterschool&sid=ac90865a0abe4d5bacb01055fc123fc2#p220134 Totally agree, I loved the Core77 Aftersc...
by gmay3able
October 10th, 2016, 7:41 am
Forum: sketching
Topic: Gmay3's Sketching Journey
Replies: 282
Views: 130187

Re: Gmay3's Sketching Journey

Working on this more, I think it might be easier from a manufacturing standpoint to have pre-made bands with sockets so you could put the cable guiding posts wherever they are needed to allow for free movement of the cable.
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by gmay3able
October 6th, 2016, 11:03 am
Forum: sketching
Topic: VR Sketching tech
Replies: 4
Views: 8709

Re: VR Sketching tech

I'm really excited to try this someday. It would be a great office brainstorming tool that would let you get up and take a break from seated sketching and mix it up a little by moving around. It would be so cool to have a group of designers create a virtual space of sculpted ideas and rough concepts...