STEM education for youth has gained so much attention in recent years (and rightfully so), with everyone from the White House to local after-school clubs singing the praises of hands-on learning. This was definitely not the case in the late 80s, when educator Tom Dubick began teaching engineering at Charlotte Latin School in North Carolina.
We love hearing about all the neat, diverse projects our community members make with the Othermill. Some of the best ones are built to solve a problem, and we recently got the following note from Maria Eberhardt when the Pacific Northwest was facing some serious storms last week. She made a multi-voltage LED light in case they lost power.
It’s Otherplan release time! Otherplan 0.32 is full of enhancements, including two of the most frequently-requested features of all time: support for custom milling tools and a new PCB toolpath algorithm that speeds up jobs significantly. As always, we’ve also included a few performance and usability improvements for good measure.
There’s a lot in this update; read on for the details or download the update now:
Otherplan 0.31 is ready! This release improves Otherplan’s EAGLE .brd file support, has faster toolpath generation for PCB files, and includes a handful of usability improvements. Download the update now and read on for the details.
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:
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.