2022-07-08 (F) Weekly Summary

I bought some inexpensive 1/4" (6mm) pine plywood and tested it with my laser cutter. The best I did was create some nice-smelling gouges in the board, but I never cut all the way through the wood.
Burnt plywood

I bought some 3mm thick birch plywood, which I can easily cut and engrave. The cheapest pieces are 100mm X 100mm slabs. I redesigned the Ranger platform to be coaster-sized.
Reduced-size Ranger plate

I designed a circuit for the controller that fit on a prototyping board, had minimal wires, and utilized solder bridges. The motors and sensors can plug directly onto headers or use wires.
Wiring diagram, bottom view

I figured a novice could assemble the board in twenty minutes, but I had many troubles, and it took two hours. I revised the class to be about debugging the device and gave the prototype to a student. Everyone else built a workable version with jumper wires.
Ranger in a couple of styles

A friend asked me to make a bathroom sign with the bisexual flag colors and the word "BITHROOM." We swapped some design ideas, and I got to work.
First design

I found some paint and blank wooden ovals. The design I prompted had a  couple of flourishes at the top and bottom to spruce up the sign. My friend requested interlocked female and male symbols at the top.

The rest of the summary posts have been arranged by date.
First time here?

Completed projects from year 1
Completed projects from year 2
Completed projects from year 3
Completed projects from year 4
Completed projects from year 5
Completed projects from year 6
Completed projects from year 7
Completed projects from year 8

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