Just thought I’d take a minute and say “Thanks” again Ryan. I’m the proud owner of a 3dp, cnc, lowrider, and a laser.
But, here’s the coolest part. The younger boy is building something for science Olympiad. A few years ago, this would be me having to go to the hardware store multiple times for parts, lots of messing around with balsa and generally being creative with whatever stuff I can get a hold of.
Tonight, he has been using fusion360 to design out the parts for his stuff. The base made of .25" mdf, bearing holders 3d printed, generally fitting things together in fusion to see if they work. Then 10 minutes on the 3d printer or 2 minutes on the low rider to cut out whatever he needs. Get the size wrong, no biggy, size it up a bit and print it again… I left a 1/4 sheet of the Mdf on the low rider, so he can just move the router and cut out pieces.
So, thanks. My kids can now prototype in Jr High and High school using technology that I’d have killed for a few years ago… and the best part… they think it’s normal. You’ve changed the lives of a few different kids (my own and some of their friends) who now just draw up and print/route whatever they need, whenever they need it. They’ve grown to think that it should be perfectly normal to have CNC’s and 3d Printers just setting around to be able to create random stuff… You’ve been an instigator in helping build a better world for them.