• Posted On June 8, 2009
  • BY fabiola


The Drawdio was invented and developed by Jay Silver and Adafruit and is an electronic pencil that lets you make music while you draw. The Drawdio circuit is made from fifteen parts including a circuit board, capacitors, ceramic capacitors, resistors, tra...

  • Posted On July 24, 2009
  • BY Blas

Networking Tutorial

The Basics of Starting a Network are the Following: Step 1: Set up the Main Modem Setting up the main Modem is Simple Plug in any necessary power cords to it and Connecting the Internet phone jacks to it will allow there for the Internet to work. Step 2: ...

Introduction to Google Earth tutorial

Creating Fly By Tours on Google Earth Step 1: Finding and Loading up Google Earth Load Google Earth, icon should be on your Desktop. If you can’t find the icon go to Start then All Programs and look for Google Earth Step 2: Type in a location For exampl...

  • Posted On July 24, 2009
  • BY Maryka

Tutorial Intro to Sketch Up

Google SketchUp is a program that allows you to create 3D models. Basic Tools Select -Selects the object, line, or item you want to select Line -Makes perfect squares and shapes using inference Rectangle -Draws rectangles and squares in different sizes Ci...

  • Posted On July 24, 2009
  • BY Blas

Milling Machine – Circuit Boards

Overview We are using the Modela MDX-20 and cad to mill out circuit boards. Step 1: Setting up the machine and board Place a sacrificial layer like an old PCB stock sheet at square(1,1) with double-sided tape (make sure it is flat, otherwise, the board wi...

  • Posted On July 25, 2009
  • BY Osman

Milling Machine – 3D Scanning

Overview This tutorial will help you change the attachment of Modella and use it to scan an object. Hardware: Step 1: Things you need • Modela MDX-20 • Scanning sensor attachment • Double sided Tape • Object to scan • Yourself • Hex screw Step...

Fabber 3D Printing

A three-dimensional printer is a machine used for rapidly building prototypes of three-dimensional objects. The materials available vary by machine, but ours is limited to photopolymer, machinable wax and other easily moldable materials. The goal of this ...

  • Posted On July 28, 2009
  • BY Kristna

Illustrator – Live Trace Tutorial

We are using Live Trace in Adobe Illustrator to make a raster image ready for the shop bot, vinyl cutter, and laser cutting machine. Step 1: Open Adobe Illustrator, and exit the welcome screen. In this tutorial, an example file will be used. On the menu b...

  • Posted On July 28, 2009
  • BY bashir

Vinyl cutter

Overview Using the Roland Plotter to cut out stickers using Roland cut studio plug in. If you don’t have the Roland cut studio plug in here’s the link for the software. Step 1: Open up Adobe Illustrator Step 2: Click File then open up the artw...

  • Posted On July 28, 2009
  • BY leana

Laser Cutter

Overview We are going to cover how to setup an image correctly to cut andor engrave. Then, you will learn to cut and/or engrave your material of choice. Setting Up A File To Cut And Engrave Step 1: Opening up a file Have a file ready and open it up with e...

  • Posted On July 30, 2009
  • BY Miriam

Creating a simple Pendant

Step 1: Download Illustrator template and sample artwork Download these two files to your desktop: Figure out how to upload/direct to .ai file here Step 2: Open the files Once you have downloaded the files to your desktop, open the pendant1.ai file in Ill...

  • Posted On August 1, 2010
  • BY ms bea

Building an InfraRed Pen

To build an IR Pen you will need the following materials: IR LED, switch, battery pack and a marker of your choice for housing. All parts except the marker can be purchased from Radio Shack (or fry’s or any similar electronic parts store), a total o...

  • Posted On October 29, 2010
  • BY fablabsd

Preparing your files for a Laser Cutter

Documents type: The laser cutter can use vector file information and raster image information from a variety of programs, such as Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw, Adobe Photoshop, Inkscape and other graphic programs. If you do not have those programs, expor...