Author Archives: Molly Magnet

First lesson of ANY type of shop is: clean your tools!!!

As a side project, I’ve been working to miniaturize and create in acrylic a cam and gear box I ran across in a book on automata and mechanical movements. Tabs in the original plans accounted for the actual thickness of … Continue reading

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Ready to begin.

Notebook created in preparation of the Fab Academy classes. The image is a vinyl rendering, used with permission, of a piece created by William Schaff. This piece, like so much of his work, speaks the gentle susurration of Hope and … Continue reading

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Nuisance and the mother of invention…

This one was born out of the perennial nuisance I’ve had in web-chatting. I have a laptop camera but often chat from my desk computer… or from somewhere entirely in the room, and I’d have to find curtain or lampshade … Continue reading

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New on the bookshelf.

All links lead to Amazon out of convenience. Please consider using used or independent sellers — http://www.abebooks.com http://www.bigwords.com – – – – – Making Things Move, by Dustyn Roberts 507 Mechanical Movements: Mechanisms and Devices, by Henry T. Brown Automata … Continue reading

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Recording

I’ve been working to finish up a couple of promised collaborative elements before the all-hands mayhem of the Fab Academy begins. Have been recording the toy pianos in various places. Of particular interest was a hallway in my building. The … Continue reading

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More process – Brian Dettmer’s studio

I’ve been a rapt fan of Brian Dettmer’s work for some time, so I was excited to run across a short piece on his studio and process. Enjoy.

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Pleased and excited to announce: acceptance into MIT’s 2012 Fab Academy

I am quite pleased to announce that I will a member of MIT’s 2012 Fab Academy. From the website: The Fab Academy is a Digital Fabrication Program directed by Neil Gershenfeld of MIT’s Center For Bits and Atoms and based … Continue reading

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