First MPCNC picture I have, Feb 14th
First drawing, with added mass to be sure it could handle it. (First layer sliced from the New parts I was printing for it). No Z axis at this point.
March 2015 -V1
March 7th, full dining room domination was achieved and the chandelier was forced to hold my tools! (so many of you have this same picture, we are taking over kitchen tables world wide now!)
First cuts on march 7th
This build was March 8th.
Legs did not exist yet, conduit boxes where the expected legs, you could stack them for a bigger build.
Wings on the center parts as they were all symmetrical (in case I paid for injection molds).
The stepper motor mounts did not have the extra ridge or the later (solder-less wire connectors)
Later that day…Metal, why not!? For those of you that are having a hard time with aluminum, I promise it was 10x harder back then…I thought you had to have water involved.
Took me a full day to gain the confidence to go from HD foam to aluminum…I will stop harassing those of you trying to do the same.
V1, this render says March 1st, but is has to be older. Since the motor mounts now have the rigidity ridge.
V1.5 No wings on the outer parts but they are still in the center parts, I think this was the first released version.
In one day, the MPCNC surpassed my 1.5year old robo spool holder that I thought was a “hit”.
At this point as was a skilled CNC operator and no one could stop me… Pretty smooth cut on top of the previous days low poly attempt at the foam face.
The first legs were released.
I must have already sold one or two kits by email at this point. They must have told some friends…I took this picture and remember being terrified I had invested all my money and no one would by them.
By April first I must had already sold a kit. This picture is for my first batch of 5 for sale.
Leg V2 adjustable
Vicious1 HQ (1). Dam I felt like an empire mogul at this point. It was all happening so fast. Go to work, come home and run into my “office” and work all night.
V2 Better Middle Z.
This part made a huge difference, this is also when I decided injection molds where not the direction I wanted to go.
I had sold everything I could, gave the rest away on Craigslist, quit my dream job at Mindflow, and move into a 6’x8’ room with no closet and started to work out of the Bay Area. (Thanks Geiser’s, I could not have done it without you!) Emotions…Scared, extremely scared. That feeling lasted about 3 more years (not exaggerating). Now I am just at Panic 80% of the time.
dkj4linux had a build or two done.
Vicious Circle HQ (2)
Martinez is a little colder than San Diego…severely rethinking the move and decision to work in a unheated garage. Had to re-flash my printers to start up below 5C.