Mister Engineer

Mister Engineer

Elfis and the Upside Down Train

 at Gainesville Maker Faire

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Mike’s Robot Dog (similar to Spot Mini)

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Train around Christmas Tree Received Honorable Mention in Coin Cell Challenge ("hopelessly tied for heavy lifting award”)

                        Santa’s Shop

The story of Santa’s Shop is featured in the November/December issue of Our Town magazine. Click here to see the story.

This year, an upside down train runs on the ceiling.

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Click here or on the image to see a video of Santa’s Shop in action.

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  To see the development of Santa’s Shop, go here.

A Beginner’s Guide to 3D Printing

3d printing

14 Simple Toy Designs to Get You Started

A Beginner’s Guide to 3D Printing is written for those who would like to experiment with 3D design and manufacturing, but have little or no technical experience with the standard software. Professional engineer Mike Rigsby leads readers step-by-step through fourteen simple toy projects, each illustrated with screen caps of Autodesk 123D Design, the most common free 3D software available. The projects are later described using Sketchup, another free popular software package.

For print/design files, go to Thingiverse.

In China:

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Instructables Projects


The Ultracapacitor Powered Robot

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Pretty Useless Machine—featured on Instructables.com—posted in their Dec. 1 newsletter to 2 million viewers

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            Froggy World—a 2013 Project

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Over 150,000 visitors at Maker Faire, San Mateo

To contact Mike use   mrigsby@pipeline.com 

© Michael Rigsby 2015