Archive of Brian Paavo

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ShapeOko Toolchain and Impressions

Posted by Brian Paavo on August 11, 2012 in Talks tagged with , ,

G'day everyone.  Thank you for your kind attention during Thursday's (9 August 2012) presention on my initial playtime with Paul's Shapeoko CNC router.  Paul encourages people to use the router (with care) to MAKE! As requested, I have posted the presentation slides here.  Too late to include in the presentation, but cool tools for CNC folks to use include the OpenScam toolpath visualistion tool at http://openscam.com/ and the ubercool half-tone application that MetalFusion made to convert grayscale images into .dxf and Gcode files so that you can engrave photos into materials with a con

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Sediment Profile Imaging (SPI-Scan) Project

Posted by Brian Paavo on April 14, 2012 in Projects tagged with , ,

Last year at the joint D-Space/DunLUG meeting I made  a brief presentation on one of my research projects - the SPI-Scan system.  Several of my first prototypes are currently being used by universities, government agencies, and private consultants domestically and internationally to monitor the ecological health and human impacts on  shallow coast environments, especially mariculture farms, coastal developments, and ocean discharges.  After receiving feedback I wanted to take the next model 'to the next level' and built most of the optical mechanical systems, but the heart of the new s

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