Halloween Project

Using all the variety of equipment @ NESIT (3D printer, laser cutter, woodshop, electronics) to make a quick little project for a friend for Halloween. Basically just snagged a pumpkin .stl from thingiverse.com and printed it on our Makerbot. Whipped up a quick vector drawing in coreldraw and cut it on our Epilog laser cutter. Cut out a block of scrap wood. Wiring up some flickering leds to a 5v wall wart. Hot glued it together and it was all finished. Took about 4hrs or Read More +

Skyhook Bitcoin ATM

NESIT has acquired Project Skyhook, The Open-Source Bitcoin ATM. By Open-Source we mean free as-in freedom and by Bitcoin ATM we mean Cash in, BTC out. The goal for NESIT is not to make money from the ATM unit. The concept is more community driven, the idea being that if Bitcoin ATMs are widely available for people to use, Bitcoin adoption will proliferate. NESIT hopes to help be a pioneer in the local area to educate people on this fairly new concept. Aside from this Read More +

iPhone 5 Engraving

With our new Epilog laser engraver laying around, I took it upon myself to find a way to use this asset. Thinking of projects that would otherwise be intricate and complex, I had one of those “ah-ha” moments: my iPhone 5. Within 30 minutes of google searching and photoshop tinkering, I had a professional layout of my company logo with my name and website. Gary loaded a test sample into the machine and it looked perfect. Holding my breath, for the fear the machine may Read More +

Frickin’ Lasers

As you know we’ve been running a fundraiser for a new laser cutter here at NESIT. Well, we found a nice deal on Ebay for a used Epilog model down in Florida, So we won the auction and President Gary took a flight to Florida to pick it up and drove it back home in a rental. The cutter needs a tiny bit of work but we were able to get the larger model of the cutter we were fundraising for. As a bonus they Read More +