I setup this website to share some of my projects and to connect with people who share similar interests. My background is in software and I work for a telecommunications company. I love what I’m doing at work, but I always wanted to create something that I could hold in my hands. During the high tech bust, I was among the lucky ones who was able to keep their job. I didn’t know when/if high tech will recover and I decided to learn a backup trade. First I started self learning CAD (design) then CAM (manufacturing) with software simulation. Once I was happy with my virtual pieces, I purchased a MAXNC desktop CNC machine. This was a great little machine to mill small pieces of aluminum and to mill PCBs. For fun, I started designing aftermarket RC parts and small robots. I have good memories with the Vancouver Robotics Club. Later I purchased a 2000lbs Tormach CNC machine. High tech started to pickup again and CNC remained an expensive hobby. To cover the costs I found some customers through my website and forums. In 2013 I was relocated from Vancouver, Canada to San Marcos, CA and I had to sell my machine. It was just not practical to move with a 2000lbs machine. For a few years I put this hobby on hold. In 2019 I purchased a 3D printer. I was interested in 3D printing before but the technology was not as mature as nowadays. 3D printing is a lot of fun. I don’t have to worry about designing fixtures, dealing with broken tools, etc. Of course there are certain things which are better suited for CNC, maybe one day I’ll start up again.
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