We’ve been playing around with a bunch of different materials in the Othermill. Last week, we got a bug in our collective bonnet, and made a lot of things out of anodized aluminum. Anodized aluminum comes in a lovely assortment of colors, etches gorgeously, cuts like a dream, and looks fab as earrings, pendants, business cards - pretty much anything to which you can apply your imagination.
Danielle, our CEO, and Denice, our COO, each designed and milled a few projects to show off at Othermill demonstrations, and for everyday fun.
We ended the week by visiting the staff at the Brit + Co Makeshop, a great makerspace in downtown San Francisco that holds classes and sells kits for everything from lasercutting to 3D printing and beyond.
We thought it would be fun to cut a map of San Francisco with a tiny “B” showing where the Makeshop is located. We etched the Makeshop logo on the back as well. We set up a couple of Othermills and let ‘em fly, cutting the maps an a few other projects while we explained the features and possibilities of the Othermill. We got a lot of great questions and even greater ideas.
We love doing this sort of thing. It gives us a nice chance to connect with Othermill users and gives us fresh perspectives on what we’re able to do with our tiny machine. Have project ideas of your own? Share them with us on Twitter (we’re @othermachine), or shoot us an email.