I design firmware and hardware for
MakerBot Industries


I'm exploring machines
by taking them apart:
Machines Project



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Magnetic Core Memory.  These pretty things carry tiny amounts of memory.  This one can store 4K bits.

Magnetic Core Memory.  These pretty things carry tiny amounts of memory.  This one can store 4K bits.

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Magnetic Core Memory.  Each magnetic ring represents one bit of data.  This type of memory was used through the mid 70s.

Magnetic Core Memory.  Each magnetic ring represents one bit of data.  This type of memory was used through the mid 70s.

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Early computer advert.  Found at the Info Age Science Center in Wall, NJ

Early computer advert.  Found at the Info Age Science Center in Wall, NJ

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Etching circuit patterns with a laser.  The board is covered with photo resist and the laser etches out the circuit pattern.  The next step will be to put the boards in an etchant which will remove the photo resist, leaving the copper circuit behind.

Etching circuit patterns with a laser.  The board is covered with photo resist and the laser etches out the circuit pattern.  The next step will be to put the boards in an etchant which will remove the photo resist, leaving the copper circuit behind.

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Miki found a place to sit inside a Makerbot

Miki found a place to sit inside a Makerbot

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Friction welding machine designed and built at Cooper Union.  It welds two pieces of metal by spinning one piece super fast against a second, stationary piece.  The friction generates enough heat to weld the joint.  

Friction welding machine designed and built at Cooper Union.  It welds two pieces of metal by spinning one piece super fast against a second, stationary piece.  The friction generates enough heat to weld the joint.  

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C-Clamp lamp fixtures at the noho spin off of the International Contemporary Furniture Fair 

C-Clamp lamp fixtures at the noho spin off of the International Contemporary Furniture Fair 

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Etching a circuit board on the Sherline Mill at NYC Resistor.  I drilled the holes first this time.  (the board has two parts:  holes to place the components and etched copper traces to connect them)

Etching a circuit board on the Sherline Mill at NYC Resistor.  I drilled the holes first this time.  (the board has two parts:  holes to place the components and etched copper traces to connect them)

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Max deEsteban electronics photography 

Max deEsteban electronics photography