Bantam Tools Blog

The Nerd Watch, Unveiled

Posted by Katie Wilson on Jul 15, 2015 9:00:00 AM

If you haven’t taken a minute (well, actually 1:36) to watch our newest product video, check it out now! It beautifully illustrates the possibilities of what you can make on the Othermill by showing off a multi-material case created for Other Machine Co.’s popular binary timepiece, the Nerd Watch.

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Topics: Othermill Projects, Design, Circuit Boards, Videos, Inside OMC, Announcements, Electronics

Custom Gifts for Mother's Day

Posted by Simone Davalos on May 7, 2015 4:29:00 PM

!One of the wonderful things about having an Othermill is the ability to make thoughtful, custom presents to celebrate notable occasions. It’s also useful for those of us who may or may not be great at planning ahead and need a thoughtful, custom gift in time for brunch.

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Topics: Othermill Projects

Expanding the STEM Horizons of Young Girls

Posted by Alana Yoel on May 1, 2015 10:20:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Othermill Projects, Events, Education, STEM

Circuit Board Tips and Tricks

Posted by Simone Davalos on Apr 22, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Though the Othermill is wonderful for a wide range of 2.5 and 3D applications, it still remains true to its roots as a very fine method to build and protoype circuit boards. We have a few trips and tricks we’ve discovered in milling boards that make the board-cutting process on the Othermill even more pleasant.

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Topics: Othermill Projects, Circuit Boards, Electronics

Projects: Ice Fishing Made Easy with the Othermill

Posted by Simone Davalos on Feb 24, 2015 10:57:00 AM

Home tinkerer, Github user, and Othermill owner Jetty recently contacted us about a project he made on his shiny new Othermill, which involves making ice fishing slightly nicer for the fish as well as the humans. We’re excited about this project because it employs both a 3D printer and the Othermill for an elegant finished product.

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Topics: Othermill Projects, 3D Printing, Circuit Boards, Stories

Project Wednesday: Valentine’s Day at OMC

Posted by Simone Davalos on Feb 5, 2015 2:02:00 PM

Here at OMC, it’s really lovely having a mill or two lying around, since it means we never need to scramble for a last-minute gift for a friend or loved one. As Valentine’s day is coming up, we thought some nice chocolates would be just the thing.

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Topics: Othermill Projects, Machining Wax, Inside OMC, Chocolate, Molds

2015: Year of the Mill

Posted by Mike Estee on Jan 5, 2015 3:45:00 PM

Last year was a whirlwind for us here at OMC. We wrapped up our Kickstarter project, redesigned the Othermill for public release, built out our assembly line, and started shipping our V2 machines.

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Topics: Othermill Projects, Inside OMC

Materials Monday: Our Logo

Posted by Mike Estee on Dec 22, 2014 1:30:00 PM

When we’re out on the road talking about milling machines, inevitably the comparison to 3D printers comes up. If you’ve got a 3D printer, why would you need a mill?

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Topics: Othermill Projects, Materials, Design

Video: Tiny Aluminum Turbine cut on Othermill

Posted by Joachim Pedersen on Dec 15, 2014 11:05:00 AM

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Topics: Othermill Projects, Aluminum

Hacking Autodesk University

Posted by Ezra Spier on Dec 11, 2014 2:30:00 PM

Last week was Autodesk UniversityAutodesk’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!

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Topics: Othermill Projects, Fusion 360, Events