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Very Cool: When High End Machining & Electronics Meet An Inventor

CalgaryPT

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I can only dream...but this shop is heaven to me. To be able to machine, fabricate, and Arduino geek-out is where I want to be.

I love when inventors have just enough knowledge of multiple fields to change things, even if they haven't figured out what they are changing. This guy has more collets than I have wrenches.

I could never aspire to have a shop this clean though.

 

PeterT

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So there is another PT in Calgary that types phrases like 'shop tour' into YouTube late at night when everyone is in bed, LOL. He definitely has a cool tool bat cave. I didn't get the collet connection though, maybe a Tormach behind a door? All I saw was what looks like a Smithy 3-in-1. That might be ok for mortals, maybe. But a millionaire? C'mon, shake some shekels loose & get a tool room Hardinge!

btw - I watched an Arduino intro video. Maybe it was a pre-dummies episode because I actually got the gist of how the program gets into the little circuit board thingy. Way above my head but I see guys making the coolest things. I've elevated it to postion #152 on my to-do list.
 

CalgaryPT

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LOL. Yup. I love shop tours. I grew up in a print shop and remember Linotype operators with their machine shops within spitting distance. Everything was organized and clean out of necessity.

But this one is SOOOO nice. I watched it on my iPhone and the collets now look like drill chucks on a real screen. My eyesight is failing.

I lived very close to a Radio Shack and even worked there when I was 13-15. Love electronics...great skill together with a metal addiction. Simon Monk has a great intro on Ardruino. It's a cool little platform I've used in lots of automation projects with actuators and even hydraulics. Not hard to learn the basics. I can't get into the coding stuff too much...that's for younger and smarter guys like @Jwest7788 and @Alexander..... But there are enough examples (sketches) online that you can adapt to make a pop can crusher, etc.

Here's some Arduino inspiration (featuring Princess Auto parts):


- Peter
 
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Jwest7788

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That can crusher is another project I keep thinking about tackling. I love pneumatics, so this seemed particularly fun.