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Winter Othermill Project Roundup

Posted by Amber Hancock on Feb 28, 2017 6:18:00 AM

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). 

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Topics: Projects, Customers, Education, PCB Design, Things We Like, Othermill Projects

The World's Greatest Jumping Robot, Made Using the Othermill

Posted by Goli Mohammadi on Dec 7, 2016 9:22:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Molds, Othermill Projects, Robotics

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

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Topics: Projects, Othermill Projects

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

14 Wooden Projects Made on the Othermill

Posted by Owen Smithyman on Dec 14, 2015 4:37:00 PM

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.

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Topics: Othermill Projects, Projects, Wood

Project Day November 2015

Posted by Owen Smithyman on Dec 14, 2015 3:08:00 AM

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.

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Project Day October 2015

Posted by Danielle Applestone on Oct 19, 2015 2:00:00 PM

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.

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Topics: Othermill Projects, Inside OMC

Breakfast Heroes: Tiny, Wearable, and Milled to Perfection

Posted by Marc Fong on Sep 2, 2015 12:38:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Othermill Projects, Inside OMC, Fusion 360

Metal Monday: Milling Metal on the Othermill

Posted by Diana Mitchell on Aug 24, 2015 12:55:00 PM

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.

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Topics: Othermill Projects, Othermill, Metal

OtherYo: The Making of a Delrin Yo-Yo for String Tricks

Posted by Eric Chu on Aug 18, 2015 2:20:00 PM

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.

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Topics: Othermill Projects, Inside OMC, Fusion 360