Tuesday, March 22, 2011


I know it's been awhile since I last posted, but it's all due to good reasons. I recently caught wind of a Fab Lab opening nearby, well I knew of the beginnings of Fab Lab DC (but that's not going to be happening anytime soon), at CCBC in Catonsville, MD. So I signed myself up for the intro class to get access to the facilities.

I've seen fab labs before, but physically being in one is something else. Maybe it's just the fact that I had planned/dreamed to somehow own a fraction of the machines in this place over the next 20 years of my life and all of a sudden having them all in front of me. Nonetheless, it was awesome to get access to the machines and get some hands on time with them.

Well one thing led to another and I started talking to the lab manager about 3d printers and how I dreamed of owning these machines sometime in the distant future, during this conversation we also discussed the possibility of volunteering/working, he said he was looking and I said I was interested. So, a couple of emails and a few more visits later....say hello to the latest employee of CCBC Fab Lab! Yeah, it's me!

So, now that I have access to the dream workshop of my life...I'm at a lost for what to do, it'll be interesting. But enough of my ranting...how about some pics!
Computer stations

ShopBot 4' by 8'
40W Epilog Mini Laser cutter/engraver
Roland CAMM-1 Servo Vinyl Cutter
Dimension uPrint