Otherplan 0.30: Out of Beta, with Improved Preview Rotation and Performance Optimizations

Posted by Ezra Spier on Aug 9, 2016 1:12:17 PM

Yes, that’s right: it’s time for an Otherplan release!

Freshly out of beta, Otherplan 0.30 brings cursor-aware preview rotation, a number of performance optimizations, and a firmware update for the Othermill Pro. Read on for details or download now:

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Topics: Software, Announcements, Otherplan

Bringing Otherplan Out of Beta

Posted by Ezra Spier on Aug 1, 2016 9:27:49 AM

It’s been an exciting few months for the Otherplan Public Beta. Since its initial release last fall, we’ve released eight updates — each fixing bugs, adding major functionality, and making the app more reliable.

Today, we’re excited to announce two things: Otherplan Public Beta is coming out of beta, and we now recommend all users to switch away from our Mac-only app, if possible. Read on for the details.

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Topics: Software, Announcements, Otherplan

Othermill Project Roundup

Posted by Danielle Applestone on Jul 19, 2016 10:00:39 AM

Recently we've gotten some inquiries asking what people are making with their Othermills. Projects range from introductory to advanced, and I thought I would collect some of the examples from the past two months in one place. It is impressive to see the volume of work being done out there. If you have a project or technique you'd like to share, email us at hello@othermachine.co.

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Topics: Othermill Projects, Projects

Otherplan Public Beta 0.29: Collision Warnings, Bridged Trace Updates, and Firmware Update

Posted by Ezra Spier on Jul 7, 2016 9:42:48 AM

Otherplan Public Beta 0.29 is out! In this release, we’ve improved bridged trace warnings, added new collision warnings, updated the Othermill’s firmware, and fixed a handful of bugs. Download it now or read on for the details.

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Topics: Software, Otherplan

The Othermill Guide to Units of Measurement

Posted by Ezra Spier on Jun 15, 2016 1:42:37 PM

Inches, millimeters, mils — what’s the difference? One of our customers asked for advice on which units to use when designing for the Othermill, so we put together this handy guide to units.

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Topics: Design, Tips & Tricks, Support

Otherplan Public Beta 0.28: Simplifying Tool Selection, Othermill Pro Support, and More

Posted by Ezra Spier on Jun 9, 2016 9:12:03 AM

We’re excited to share today’s release of Otherplan Public Beta 0.28. In this release, we’ve added a new feature that helps you choose tools for PCBs, support for the new Othermill Pro, a firmware updater, and much more. Download it now or read on for the details.

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Topics: Circuit Boards, Otherplan

Announcing the Othermill Pro!

Posted by Danielle Applestone on May 24, 2016 2:37:15 PM

Today there is a new machine on the scene: Othermill Pro. Higher spindle speed, faster rapids, and stiffer construction for those who need to push the limits and prototype PCBs with 6 mil trace and space precision. We built this machine primarily based upon observations and feedback from our community and couldn't be more proud of the results from this joint effort.

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Topics: Othermill Pro

Dhruv's Oak and Inlaid Aluminum Map of Manhattan

Posted by Goli Mohammadi on May 23, 2016 6:00:00 AM

New media designer and ITP master’s student Dhruv Damle recently wrote in to share a beautiful project he made using one of the Othermills at ITP’s Soft Lab: his oak and aluminum abstract map of Manhattan.

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Topics: Othermill Projects, Precision, Customers, Stories, Projects, Wood, Aluminum, Metal

Boost Your Boards: Speeding Up PCB Prototyping with Engraving Bit Isolation Milling

Posted by Ezra Spier on May 9, 2016 3:35:36 PM

 

What if I told you that you could mill precise PCBs in a fraction of the time, increase trace precision, and essentially eliminate the experience of breaking bits? Starting with version 0.27, the Otherplan Public Beta makes this possible with a new feature: engraving bit isolation milling.

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Topics: Circuit Boards, Otherplan, Electrical Engineering, End Mills

Otherplan Public Beta 0.27: Cutting PCB Milling Time

Posted by Ezra Spier on Apr 28, 2016 9:22:15 AM

Otherplan 0.27 set up to mill an Arduino Pro Mini with 30º Engraving Bit and 1/32 inch Flat End Mill

This month’s Otherplan release improves one of the most important aspects of the PCB milling process: speed! Get Otherplan Public Beta 0.27 for Windows and Mac now or read on for all the details.

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Topics: Circuit Boards, Software, Otherplan

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