After 9 nine months of building the Genetic CNC router in 3 generations, I have finally produced the first non-test cut. A couple of speakers for my workshop to enjoy Spotify when the CNC router isn’t destroying my ears.
So, I can close the CNC chronicles now. This is now about bringing genetic fractals out of my mind and computer space into the real world where we can touch them. I might slip in the odd thing that has nothing to do with fractals, like this speaker here, but hey. I can.
I was going to write at length about the sense of personal achievement and what an incredible feeling it is to hold this ‘thing’ that was conceived in my mind and produced by a tool I built. Caveman innovation. The end of a long road and the start of a new journey. But I will spare you the philosophy. A picture says it all.
With that, goodbye CNC chronicles and welcome to my Personal Maker Space.
Yes, you read that right: V1.0! Since my first prototype back in December 2015 which moved a dremel along the XYZ directions but had a resolution of Continue reading
Genetic CNC making its maiden cut
When I started this CNC project, I thought it would be a lot easier than it turned out to be. This is known as the Dunning-Kruger effect. This is a chronic ailment for me – I will head into any subject, Continue reading
I have been developing the theory and implementation of “genetic fractals” since 2010 and have often wondered what the next big step would be. You may not be familiar with genetic fractals, so here is a short definition: Continue reading
new x-axis assembly + y-bridge
Following the CNC bootstrap, which was an unqualified fail, I was left with the choice to abandon this venture and save up the 1000 USD++ cash to buy a kit in China or else try and address the failings. As you will surmise from the image above, I opted for the latter. Continue reading
While some folks like engage in exercising their digestive system over the end of year celebrations, genetic fractals likes to line up a project that will provide ample excuse to get away from the in-laws that descend on my house at this time. Continue reading
Over the past few years I have done a lot of work in developing the science and technology of genetic fractals. At the very basis of it, they look like natural forms such as trees or other natural organisms. Continue reading
Upon suggestion by one of our blog followers (thanks Ben!), I have enhanced the Genetic Fractal Explorer. There are now a lot of interesting other parameters that you can change. Continue reading
As part of the search for the answer to the ultimate question that philosophers i.e. ourselves under a starry night, we end up asking the paradoxical question: what happened before the first thing happened? Or in the present day context, what happened before the Big Bang. Continue reading
I wasn’t sure how I could stay away from this but it had to happen: my work here simply isn’t finished.
Now I need to crunch some thoughts and numbers and pick up the research.
Kind thanks to John Zande who unwittingly reminded me of my cosmic responsibilities.