A short time ago I excitedly received my very first shipment from the laser cutting service Ponoko. Here’s a narrative of the unboxing, to let you know all the lovely details.
When the box arrived, I plopped it on the floor to cut it open. Our dog Pippa couldn’t help checking it out.
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I’m delighted at how well the lunar clock is going! While waiting for stepper motors to arrive, I’ve been using Inkscape to create the laser-cutting pattern for the wheel that will contain images of the various phases of the moon. After a few hours of stumbling around (I’d never used Inkscape), I was drawing circles, arcs, and lines with abandon.
The idea of the clock is that this wheel will be behind a picture of a sky, that has a moon-sized hole near the top. The wheel will rotate to show the lunar image that most closely resembles the current phase of the moon.
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