Maker Faire

CNC for Couples

Type: Maker Table/Exhibit
Program Area: Garage

Day/Time: Saturday and Sunday

Location: Sequoia Hall

Yes, you can own your own Robot. Come ask us about how we have a 4ft x 8ft CNC routing table in our small Oakland home. The robot helps us make things. We did tons of research about what is on the market, what is affordable and what software is compatible for all the different CNC routing tables that are available. Ask us what it can be used for, and how to design things yourself or make copies of something that already exists. You can swap and trade CNC part files with others online, creating a community. Most importantly, we'll let you know whether this machine is going to wake your neighbors when you run it in the middle of the night. We purchased it with thoughts of experimenting and using it to eventually build our own home. Recently we have been using it to make things that we wish existed. We made our own Christmas tree in December that we designed together and cut out of plywood. It was the best Christmas ever. We both have full time jobs, but manage to make time designing and creating things with the help from our robot.

Related site: http://www.becausewecan.org/

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Presenters

Husband and wife Jillian Northrup and Jeffrey McGrew

Jillian Northrup is a photographer and Designer. Jeffrey McGrew is an Architect (in training) and designer. We are in our late 20's and Early 30's. About 4 months ago we bought a home 4ft x 8ft CNC routing table. We have it in the first floor of our small two floor house in Oakland California. We both have full time jobs, but manage to make time designing and creating things with the routing table that we wish existed. Now they do! We think it's so cool!