Bantam Tools Blog

Stamp Making

Posted by Simone Davalos on Apr 15, 2014 5:00:00 PM

We really like making presents for people around here, and when you have a tiny mill, naturally every raw material looks like something you could make into a present.

We encountered a couple of small folks who enjoy ballet, so we made them something to remember us by.

We got two sets of linoleum block print tile, small packs of blank stationery, two different colored stamp pads, and two boxes. We downloaded a couple of free ballet-oriented clip art images from the internet, popped everything in a CAD program that exports G-code, and came out with some really nice ink stamps.

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Topics: Othermill Projects, Stories

Prototype Boards for Faraday Bikes

Posted by Mari Hsu on Mar 11, 2014 5:00:00 PM

Faraday Bicycles is another successful Kickstarter project in our neighborhood, and is in the process of building their first run of beautiful electric bicycles. Faraday’s lead electrical engineer, Jim, needed two boards in a hurry for testing; a 24-hour turnaround time from a commercial source could have cost as much as $400 each! Instead, he came over with the .brd files in his USB cufflinks, and walked back to his office a little while later with the completed boards.

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Topics: Othermill Projects, Circuit Boards, Stories