Off to MFNY tomorrow and figured since GF won’t be there, I’d provide a little reminder to folks. This is my first use of
Basswood Ply. Does look nice although engraves a little shallower than the Maple ply.
The GF logo is
green medium acrylic. CA glue holds that in place. The back is another bar made of Basswood with engraves to inset the neodymium magnets. Yes my fingers have CA glue all over them from the times the magnets hopped out of their pockets and of course when i picked them up they covered my hands… I then one to get some acetone and of course stupidly used a nearby plastic cup — haha, melted that cup quite effectively! And didn’t get my fingers clean!
Nice badge but it makes me sad to not be going this year. Way good time last year.
Oh man, I know the glue thing…stuff leaps on me and tries to take me down.
Have fun at the faire, take pics if you remember.
My CA glue kit now has a reminder in the case: Are you wearing gloves?
Nice. I still have the one I made last year. I’ll wear it again this year…
So! Lemme tell ya. Maker Faire is HUGE! I now know it was a mistake to get a single day ticket. It took me half a day just to find the Glowforge booth. There were things inside, outside, everywhere. There were 3D printers, and lasers, and droids, and lights, and music, and Coke & Mentos, and… and… and… Yeah. It’s big. Next year, it’s a weekend pass or maybe even a booth!
Here are a few pics…
Welcome to Maker Faire
A cool display they had inside
Ooooo, nice! Does the logo go all the way through? It would look great back-lit if so.
That would have been an awesome idea. And yes, it goes all the way through. I guess I will have to stand with the sun behind me at all times…
Or just go buy an LED and a CR2025 at your local RadioSh… Oh, wait. Nevermind.
Still have a Radio Shack here in nowhere WV. I think the owner wasn’t notified that the company crashed. And the 15 year old shelf stock seems to indicate the same.
or find a piece of teal acrylic to cut and insert…
I use a small metal tool to handle magnets when using CA glue, or use the two-part version so you can control where it ends up more easily.
Oh, well that would be quicker… And less CA glue being splashed around.
RadioShack is still around.
And the badge magnets also work to hold down material in the Glowforge ;p I bought a pack for a job and they now have a job until I need the rest of 'em!
Not really. I mean, they’re around as much as CompUSA is in that they still sell stuff online. But I don’t think there are any stores around that aren’t franchises.