The bags are packed, and we’re ready to go! Chris Manning and I are heading to Birmingham for Makers Central with the puck carving machine. Our thanks to Vectric who have been a fantastic help to us, even buying 250 pucks for us to carve at the show! I use Vectric’s Aspire software on just about every project in the shop.
It has been interesting figuring out how to pack an entire CNC machine into a suitcase or two! No room left for things like clothes.
I also had to contend with the 240V power in England. Luckily, all the power supplies that I used in the mill are 110/240V. I tested by making a batch of pucks here, with the machine plugged into a 240V outlet – and I found the ONE switch that I need to flip on one of the power supplies to make it work at the higher voltage. Luckily, just a fuse blew, and it was an easy fix.
Our flight leaves late tonight, getting into London at 5:30am. Then we make our way to Birmingham by train. We are scheduled set up our booth at 5pm Friday. We probably should have scheduled an earlier departure…
It’s going to be a long day on Friday, and a long weekend!
But, it will be great to meet some cool people like Jimmy Diresta, April Wilkerson, Bob from I Like To Make Stufff, and Laura Kampf. I’ve made pucks for most of the big Youtube stars that will be at the show.
We’ll be posting lots of photos on my shiny new Instagram while we are at the show.