Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Crazy! but made a ROBOT

Join me today to see just how crazy I can be.
I posted to my blog yesterday a pile of funfoam I was cutting out 
had not finished even the cutting out when I posted that . There was 
just under 100 pieces cut of all shapes and colours
My adventure started when Neal was on Hack a Day blog
and found the link to Boxmaker blog which had the inkscape 
extension. Soon as i seen it I thought oh I know what I want to make.
After working out how it all works I then sat on Sunday night and
inkscaped and worked out what I needed to cut 
(including trying to work out how to have the joints for the 
boxes to join together )
YESTERDAY I woke and started cutiing what I had made so 
far. (I did have to recut and make things along the way as you will see)
While waiting for Neal to go buy me more fun foam I started to sort
what i had cut already.
First thing I hated and knew it needed to be redesigned and 
recut before going any further was the legs  way to small
for the rest of the pieces
Then time to see if the idea of the joining parts would 
work (yeah they did)
Legs now twice as long and happy now
starting from feet up  and two legs  look good with base
Now for the body, one good thing is no glue so you 
can pull apart and put back together as you go
if things need tweaking BUT one bad thing is sometimes
it would fall apart while making too . 
Body went on

Put arms on BUT NOT HAPPY with them they are too 
big YUKKY
Put that aside and made up the head . None of the glues 
would stick the funfoam eyes nose and mouth on.
Think what now  ?
Oh I know I pulled apart and used little brads
Worked really good
So I gave him gear ears as well
Nearly done BUT hated the arms still
Pull the front panel off and add the gears in the 
there as well 
Now that is better
But hate those arms
Amputated the arms
Recut some more  OH much better
Good thing  I am happy with his arms now
By the way incase you are wondering he is 
12 inches tall 


Please let me known what you think. Enjoy 
 
 
I am off to  explore some more.
 If you live in Australia and New Zealand 
and wondering where you can get a KNK Zing 
SKAT KAT  is the place to find them

Monday, July 30, 2012

WHAT ? Am I crazyyyy?

WHAT?
Hmm blog entry today? Hmm no don't think so come 
back tomorrow maybe i might get through this and 
see something for it all (and still have more to cut
for it )

I designed something using this HERE and 
I will be a while putting together 

AM I CRAZY?
Answer is yes I think so ?

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Box Maker from download to inkscape to make the cut to zing and a box

Inkscape is wonderful for lots of things and the person from 
Maker ( via Hack a Day) has made this wonderful box extension  for inkscape 
to be able to type in the size of box and thickness of material that 
you are using to be able to generate wonderful slotted boxes.
I told it I wanted a 1 3/4" box and with the click of a button
it gave me a pattern that fitted together wonderfully after 
I took in the Make the Cut (did a fuse and weld  so all lines 
in each piece were joined) then cut using 3mm funfoam.


You will find the extension HERE at Maker
You then download and unzip.
Find where you have your Inkscape folder 
 You find the share folder click on that
 Then the Extensions folder  and click on that then drag 
and drop the Boxmaker.inx and the Boxmaker.py
into that folder.

 It is  now ready for you to open inkscape .
Under Extensions
 You will find Laser  and then click on that and to tabbed
box maker and click on that
 and then you will get the box pop up .
NOW I did not know what these things did really so 
I used Maker example  to work out what to do .
 Clicked apply and I got this on my screen
 Then took that too Make the Cut where I found that 
each side of each box was lines not joined so I then 
went to fuse and weld  turned to top tolerance and 
clicked
Then you end up with a cut file all ready to cut
 I Cut mine out of fun foam.  I spent nearly 4 hours trying 
to get the Zing to cut  the fun foam  changing force  with not much 
luck. (but I did get one cut  but was not neatly cut )
THEN I searched the net to find that on the KNK Zing yahoo group
in the Database section Sandy has a wonderful list of settings
used to cut LOTS and lots of things and one of them was fun foam
I wish i had looked there 4 hours earlier as  the settings 
were not what i would have guessed in a million years  
BUT THEY WORKED
HERE is a Fantastic list of settings for all types of materials to cut 
on ZING  
Well worth joining the yahoo list if you have not already

Space TShirt

Here today to show another tshirt I made Neal this time with a spaceman with jet pack 
on. I used heat transfer vinyl , ZING and make the cut to do this one

Friday, July 27, 2012

Tea Bag folding card Blue (plus make the Cut Pattern)

Here I am today with another of the cards made using  my tiles (that will be sharing soon)
 While you are waiting I am sharing the Make the Cut pattern for this card



Here are folding Instructions
 (though I have also included in pattern)
Please let me known what you think. Enjoy 
 
 
I am off to  explore some more.
 If you live in Australia and New Zealand 
and wondering where you can get a KNK Zing 
SKAT KAT  is the place to find them

Sunday, July 22, 2012

The Card 02 print and cut ( plus MTC pattern)

Hello back to day with another card done using the texture tiles 
While I am still working out the best way to share the tiles with all, I thought I would share a pattern of a card that I have made using them 
If you would like the Pattern you can down load HERE


Please let me known what you think. Enjoy
I am off to  explore some more.
 If you live in Australia and New Zealand 
and wondering where you can get a KNK Zing 
SKAT KAT  is the place to find them

Earth and Moon Model

Yesterday I showed a flag I made for Neal's bike. Near took the bike for a ride to the Earth-Moon model in St.Kilda on the way to Readings to buy In the Shadow of the Moon

We then watched the "In the shadows of the moon"

Saturday, July 21, 2012

It happened 43 years ago

Man walked on the Moon 
This is Neal's latest flag for his bike i made him.
I will add photo off it on the bike soon as he has gotten back from his 
bike ride. I made this in both inkscape and make the cut .
And then i cut it on the ZING using heat transfer vinyl. 

Friday, July 20, 2012