The Frivolous Engineering Company Inc. would like to wish everyone a happy, healthy New Year!
A Google search of “Useless Machine” always yields interesting results:
My thanks go out to SnapHook622 for the sweet video, and to his brother for giving him an Ultimate Useless Machine.
We at the Frivolous Engineering Company Inc would like to wish everyone happy holidays and a prosperous New Year.
We would also like to thank all of the fine folks who purchased Ultimate Useless Machines and kits from us.
We’re taking a bit of a break over the next couple days, but we will be here to answer any questions you may have regarding assembly and soldering of the machine.
The Frivolous Engineering Company Inc. will be posting a demo video of the Ultimate Useless Machine very soon.
I’m claiming that I’ve been too busy to post one, and that sales were so good that I didn’t have to promote things any further. But the truth is I’m just getting old, lazy and slow.
And I figured if I waited long enough, someone else would do it for me…
Back in October, Make Magazine ran an article about laser-cutting hinges in wood. This caught my attention as I intend to sell a wooden version of the Useless Machine and this would make it even better.
Apparently I wasn’t the only one who had this idea:
MSRaynsford came up with the unique design as shown on the left . And just like a previous post, he scratch built the electronics, modding a RC servo for a gear motor and wiring everything to the toggle switch.
Now I know that A LOT of folks want to buy a wooden version of the machine, and this is in the works. Now I’m wondering if it should have a living hinge.
What do you folks think? Would you like the wooden version of the Useless Machine to be just like the original, or would you like to see it have ‘Living Hinges’? You can post your views in the comment section below.
To see the YouTube video of the Living Hinge Useless Machine click the link below…
Now cutting fingers for our Ultimate Useless Machine and we thought we’d let you watch:
From inside our Full Spectrum laser-cutter here is The Frivolous Engineering Company’s LaserCam, up close and no longer live on UStream. Please Enjoy!
Here’s some of the webcasts:
Below is case cutting recorded from the earier webcast: