As I mentioned in my last post I’ve been working on some changes to the site and my logo. I’m trying to clean things up and give everything a more polished look. I always want the things with my name attached to them to be as professional as I can make them. With that in mind I’ve made some more changes. If you’re reading this you will probably already notice that I have moved my blog page features to the homepage for easier and more streamline viewing. On top of that I’ve started organizing some better categories for my posts. Once I have made some progress on a few more of my projects I’ll be posting continuous status updates that you can find grouped in the corresponding project category.
The second change will be more noticeable in the future or if you are following my channel on YouTube. As I mentioned previously I’ve created an introduction and some infographics for my video productions. Currently I only have one, but I’m looking to make more in the future and think the branding features will be nice for that. So if you’re curious stop by the link above and check out the new additions to my PCB Printer video.
Aside from the changes I’ve made to the site I’ve also been busy developing a new project. As I posted in my last entry I purchased a ShapeOko CNC kit. Unfortunately there have been a few distribution setbacks so I’m still waiting for my kit to arrive, but with the down time I’ve been working on a side project for the ShapeOko. I’m planning on building the kit as is first, but I would ultimately like to expand the cutting area and possibly add a 3D printing option. With those two upgrades in mind I’ve been developing a control platform that can be used for each of those functions. I’ve made a lot of progress, but I’m still finalizing some layout issues and verifying EAGLE footprints. Hopefully in the next week or so I’ll be able to create a prototype board and begin the testing process with the stepper motors I have on hand currently.