Winter is almost over, and that means it's time for another Othermill Project Roundup! Throughout the season, we've collected quite a few Othermill-made creations from community members near and far, and we're excited to share them with you. Projects range from 2D engravings made using SVGs, to both simple and complex PCBs, to 2-1/2D mechanical parts in all shapes and materials (wood, polycarb, and aluminum, just to name a few).
OMC community member Duncan Haldane has built the world’s greatest jumping robot. No, seriously. Haldane’s bot is named Salto (short for “saltatorial locomotion on terrain obstacles”), weighs 100 grams, is 26 centimeters tall when fully extended, and can jump to 1.007 meters. Impressive, to say the least.
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.
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.
Want to see some cool things Othermill users are making out of wood? We’ve got ‘em! These inspiring projects use many different kinds of wood and are milled many different ways. We’ve got inlays, scale models, toys, enclosures, jewelry, and more! Some of these projects even have tutorials for making them.
Every month, the whole OMC team takes a day to make projects with the Othermill. We believe that the more we use our products, the more we’ll understand our customers' perspectives and have insight into how we can improve our work.
In the early days at OMC, we used to do something called “Project Friday.” We had spent so much time designing and making the Othermill that we didn’t have many opportunities to use it ourselves. Most of us on the team had no experience with CNC milling and all of a sudden needed to be able to talk intelligently about the Othermill and understand what made it special.
Ahoy, fellow millers! I’m Marc Fong, a recent graduate from the Industrial Design program at the California College of the Arts (CCA). This summer, I’ve had the great fortune of designing projects for the Othermill as one of the Design Studio Fellows for Other Machine Co.
Greetings, metal heads! Diana here to share the best metal projects roundup for this Metal Monday.
As director of sales for Other Machine Co., a question I get asked a lot is, “Can the Othermill mill metal?” To which I reply, “Why, yes it can!” This tends to be followed by a sideways look and a skeptical “Reaaaaalllly?” So I’m here to dispel any rumors or myths about our tiny machine CNCing aluminum, brass, and other metals.
Greetings from Other Machine Co.’s Design Studio! My name is Eric Chu and I’m an industrial design student at California College of the Arts spending the summer at OMC headquarters testing the limits of the Othermill.