[hackerspaces] Not sure if this is the proper use of the list but...

Stewart Dickson mathartspd at gmail.com
Wed Jun 20 18:13:09 CEST 2012

Actually, this is extremely profound, and I see a couple of other
possibilities open up related to this.

Does anyone remember Creepy Crawlers?   The Mattel Vac-U-Form?


There are a couple of different models of Creepy Crawler / Thingmaker
An open-source CAD model for the mold blank would open up/decentralize the
Marxist Means of Production.
At a scale of about 4 inches square by a half an inch or so.   Just the
scale of patterns
you can build on a MakerBot ThingOmatic.   Creepy Crawler PlastiGoop
requires a somewhat high temperature
to cure, so you have to transfer your mold to metal (cast it) before you
can use it.

The Vac-U-Form is even easier.  Vac-U-Form pattern-making is actually the
ideal application for 3D printing.  You
can use patterns off of a Thing-o-Matic (or RepRap, or, ...) in a
Vac-U-Form without modification.  And you don't need
to match the mold footprint of the Creepy Crawler / Thingmaker.  It just
has to fit on the vacuum table.
Again, the dimensions are limited to about 4 inches square by an inch or
so.   But, so are the dimensions of
a MakerBot Cupcake.   So, you can see how this extends...

Komrades!   The Means of Production are in the hands of the People!


On Wed, Jun 20, 2012 at 10:39 AM, Stewart Dickson <mathartspd at gmail.com>wrote:

> Woot!   I *LOVE* the idea.   Step 1 is a CAD model for a standard plate
> (see: Injection-mold tooling for waffle batter) for a waffle iron with
> removable plates.
> Cuisinart Griddler Waffle Plates? Black & Decker G48TD Grill & *Waffle
> Make*<http://www.officemax.com/office-supplies/appliances/kitchen/cooking-heating/product-prod3211110?cm_mmc=GBase-_-Office%20Supplies-_-Appliances-_-Kitchen&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=22432529>r?
> Removable Plates I see a field of open-source waffle patterns emerging
> here.
> Cheers,
> -Stewart, http://us.imdb.com/Name?Stewart+Dickson
> Founder, MakerSpace Urbana -- http://makerspaceu.org
> Host, "TechKnowLedge" Thursday mornings from 8 to 9 on WRFU-LP, 104.5 FM
> Urbana, IL
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> On Wed, Jun 20, 2012 at 10:20 AM, Tim Krabec <tkrabec at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I'm looking to get a custom waffle Iron, for the Defcon 20 FAIL panel.
>> Basically  I'd like to see the cost of a CNC/Laser/Flojet cut of the Word
>> FAIL onto a standard waffle iron
>> Contact me on or off list if interested.
>> --
>> Tim Krabec
>> Kracomp
>> 772-597-2349
>> www.kracomp.com
>> tkrabec.com
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