October 13, 2015

My friend Kurt Schaefer had the idea of using a 2D laser cutter as a lathe by rotating the object being cut. He built the hardware and I wrote the software. We were eventually able to make nice pieces like this chess knight:

Kurt wrote up the whole project with lots of great detail and photos, so I won't repeat it here, but I'll point out that I originally wrote the software in Python and later translated it all to JavaScript so I could have an interactive UI. When will I learn to always implement my code first in JavaScript?

The code is on GitHub.

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