■ The Robot Group
■ First Night Austin
■ Parallax Serial Inkjet Kit
■ PingPongPrinter Demo Video
Rick Abbot is a master machinist and
serves on the Board of Directors for
The Robot Group, Inc.
Vern Graner is President of The Robot
Group, Inc., in Austin, TX and may be
reached via email at email@example.com.
I’d like to thank the Austin Word
Woman herself, Kate Howard, for
her help in crafting this (and other)
articles. Thanks Kate!
project has moved further along, I’ll try
and post some updated videos/pictures
to TheRobotGroup.org website.
SHOW US YOUR BENCH!
To wrap up my column this month,
I’d like to ask a favor of you folks, the
readers. Recently, the topic of what I’ve
dubbed the “Habitat For Hobbies”
came up among some of The Robot
Group members. We started discussing
the ideal workbench for crafting and
repairing electronics and robotics. I’ve
always been curious about how people
get things done in their own
workspaces, so, I’d like to ask Nuts &
Volts readers to take a picture of their
workbench and send it to me. Include a
description of the tools you think are
essential, what you do like and don’t
like about your current layout, and
what you would consider a perfect
workspace for projects. Please feel free
to offer any advice that would benefit
someone just starting out, or that someone ready to remodel their workspace
would benefit from knowing.
I plan to combine the advice and
photos for a future article. I’ll be taking a
picture of my workbench (a.k.a., Disaster
Central), so don’t be embarrassed to
send in a picture of your workbench —
warts and all! Please email your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks! NV
■ FIGURE 12. PingPongPrinter loaded
and ready to print.