Calling all machinists! Milling large pallets at top speed is impressive, but it’s often the small projects with fine details that are even harder to pull off. If you think you’ve got what it takes, then we invite you to try your hand at the Bantam Tools Micro-Machining Challenge. The deadline to enter is July 4th at 12:00 am EST and we've got some terrific prizes!
You know what they say: A team that mills together has fun together! Here at Bantam Tools, we not only put pride and passion in every precise, reliable Bantam Tools Desktop PCB Milling Machine we make, but we enjoy ourselves in the process. We're fortunate to have a wonderful team, and we host regular Project Nights where we can hang out in the workshop and, well, make projects. We recently hosted one at our Berkeley, California headquarters. Here are some snapshots.
Did you know that 80% of the parts that comprise the Othermill are made in the US, most from manufacturers right here in the Bay Area? We’re happy to sing that fact from the rooftops because it’s something we think is really important to the future of domestic manufacturing.
Two weeks ago, a few of us ladies here at OMC, along with some of our friends over at Otherlab, participated in the Expanding Your Horizons conference hosted at UC Berkeley to help educate young girls about STEM careers. The conference gathered about 500 girls between the ages of 11 and 14 to learn about STEM fields from female students and professionals in various tech industries.
Last week was Autodesk University, Autodesk’s annual software conference for 9,000 engineers, designers, architects, and artists. It’s an amazing event, focused on making of all kinds, but this year there was something new: a student hack!
This week, the greater San Francisco Bay Area is celebrating the Bay Area Science Festival, a collection of exciting and interesting science-oriented events scattered around numerous venues in San Francisco and beyond.
Thursday May 15th, OMC will once more communing with penguins and making friends with Claude the Alligator at The Calfornia Academy of Science NightLife event.
Last Thursday, the OMC team gathered up some fun projects and a couple of Othermills and headed to the California Academy of Sciences for Robot NightLife. We were in the esteemed company of other groups such as Bot And Dolly, Evil Mad Scientist Labs, Otherlab Pneubotics, Beatbots and many many more.