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Fun Things to CNC: Disco Ball, Hummingbird, and Millennium Falcon

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Chocolate Millennium Falcons? Yes please. We asked our friends at Other Machine Co. for fun projects they like to make with their new Othermill, a desktop CNC mill for cutting circuit boards and other small projects. Here’s what they’re making lately in their shop in San Francisco.


Chocolate Millennium Falcon

By Ed Lewis

Chocolate may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think CNC, but with CAD files, machining wax, and food-grade silicone, you can mill a Millennium Falcon chocolate mold that’ll make Han Solo swoon. Pew pew, nom nom!

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PCB Hummingbird Necklace

By Sam DeRose

Cut this sweet little bird straight out of a blank PCB and etch the circuit on one side and a decorative pattern of your choosing on the other. Bonus LED backlighting brings ambiance on the go.

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Interactive Digital Disco Ball

By Colin Willson

Mill out custom-shaped circuit boards that actually fit together to form a futuristic disco ball. Inside, distance sensors connected to an Arduino change the brightness of specific LEDs according to how much activity they detect. No parking on the dance floor.

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0 thoughts on “Fun Things to CNC: Disco Ball, Hummingbird, and Millennium Falcon

  1. Very important: Please, if you make anything like the PCB Hummingbird Necklace (beautiful!), please cover the copper and soldering on the back. Do not allow those to touch the skin and specially with light (LED) on the skin. Please care for your health!

      1. Dear friend, don’t be fooled. Copper and copper oxide are not welcome in our bodies in the wrong proportions. Copper and Zinc are always cancelling each other in our metabolism: zinc in higher quantities and copper in less. For a healthy person, both must remain with a ratio from each other. Copper in skin contact can affect skin in the region, depleting zinc and, specially in the area of thin skin, damage it. Our food is quite poor in zinc nowadays due to over-use of plantation soil. Zinc is a precious metal in our cells where is used to regulate or promote chemical reactions

        1. Well, I haven’t seen any scientific studies reporting dangers with copper (skin contact) other than allergic reactions (which is common with other metals as well, but normally not dangerous in any way.).

          If ingested that’s another story but with the use in the article I’m very skeptical of any dangers, but that’s me :) Cheers!

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