I had a pretty great work setup in Boston at the wonderful and quirky coworking space Industry Lab. I’m sad to leave that behind, but our new place in Seattle does have space for a home office, so I’m giving that a try. After unpacking, I had to spend just a little time getting the 3d printer re-calibrated, which presented a great opportunity to print out some parts for a project I’d had in mind for a good while.
We have a great hand-cranked pasta maker that I’ve used to turn out some great meals. But the truth is, it really requires three hands — one to turn the crank, one to feed the sheet of pasta in, and one to guide the sheet out. They do sell a motorization kit, but it’s pricey, and I figured it wouldn’t be too hard to use our KitchenAid mixer to power the pasta maker. Long story short, it worked:
You can also check out the slightly longer version of the story, which includes CAD file downloads (so you can make this yourself).