Slight warifuru sidetrack

Posted by on Mar 8, 2017 in Design, Warifuru | No Comments

I put a lot of effort in to the front end of warifuru looking at use cases, other software, and how people use laser cutters.   Also did some crash-course learning of Qt5 — which I like way more than Cocoa/iOS — and got a sketch together that could parse DXF in to an abstract model […]

Win10 now supported

Posted by on Jan 3, 2017 in Warifuru | No Comments

Way easier than I thought to port a Qt5 app from OSX to Win10.  My goal now is to have a -0001 release finished by the end of January.

Windows support for warifuru

Posted by on Dec 11, 2016 in Warifuru | No Comments

Semester is over, I’ll grade on Monday, then I get all winter break to focus on warifuru. Question:  Which versions of Windows should I support other than 10? I currently have Win10 in VMWare on my Mac (for SolidWorks) and Qt5 is just a slog with only 8Gb of RAM allocated.  I have a new […]

almost a winner!

Posted by on Oct 4, 2016 in Design, Digifab | No Comments

Came in as a runner-up in the Shapeways/DJI contest.  Here’s my entry, I’ll post the buoy/bomb to Thingiverse in the near future.

Focus and adjustment tools for the lasersaur

Posted by on Sep 17, 2016 in Design, Digifab | No Comments

tldr;  make or buy Lasersaurs have a manual focus: you need to loosen a screw, adjust the height of the lens based on the material you’re cutting, then tighten the screw.  I was having some focusing problems where the lens wasn’t perfectly perpendicular with the incoming laser and the bottom of the focusing tube would […]

warifuru features wishlist

Posted by on Jul 22, 2016 in Design, Digifab, Warifuru | No Comments

I learn a lot by observing the process of how other designers and engineers actually do their work.  Here’s a look at mine, this is my catch-all outline of desired features (as of today) for warifuru.  I keep this list in OmniGraffle but what I should do is start a bug/features tracking system.   Sourceforge has […]

warifuru personas^h^h^h^h^h^h^h end users

Posted by on Jul 12, 2016 in Design, Digifab, Warifuru | No Comments

(I know, I know, that leaves us with two spaces between “warifuru” and “end”, but “^hend ” is a little harder to read.  Nobody under the age of Grampa Simpson even gets that joke in the first place.) So, one of my first questions when I was thinking up features for warifuru was, “who is […]

warifuru – a new interface for laser cutters

Posted by on Jul 3, 2016 in Design, Digifab, Warifuru | No Comments

I started using laser cutters a decade ago and was a little surprised at the primitive controlling software. Our big-money, brand-name laser cutter came with a printer driver for Windows and nothing else. We did all our work in Illustrator, saved a copy to a flash drive, copied it to the PC in front of […]

Welcome to the -0001 version of my new site!

Posted by on Jul 1, 2016 in Administrivia, Design | No Comments

Finally found a WP theme I like and a couple of days to update my portfolio, enjoy!