I’ve also been using my free time to work on the robot arm, and made some more progress this week.

I’m excited for the part of that project (soon!) where it temporarily turns into a woodworking affair — I have fairly grand designs on the table that holds the robot arm and all the bottles.

posted December 22, 2012 – 11:07 am

In spite of my initial resistance and (admittedly muted) protests, I seem to have fallen into a life as a contract engineer, at least for now. For a number of reasons, not the least of which is paying the bills, I’ve tapered off working on my own company/project in favor of short- to medium-term stints at a few different companies around town. Not that long ago, one of those projects wrapped up, and the next won’t start until early January, leaving me with a few weeks of funemployment (made more fun by the fact that I know where I’m landing when it’s over). I’ve been enjoying a bunch of time in the shop as a result, and have finished one of the big woodworking projects on my list.

New coffee table

This project was the first time I started with a tree and wound up with a piece of furniture; you can read more about that process here. For those interested in the quick summary: it was a satisfying process, I learned a ton, I’m happy with the results, and I’m sure I don’t need to do that for every project I undertake.

posted December 20, 2012 – 12:11 am
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