Day 3 of the world’s largest MakerFaire

We’re on a high after a third and final successful day in Silicon Valley’s MakerFaire. First, the big news: we were awarded ‘Editor’s Choice’ by Sherry Huss, the co-founder of the global MakerFaires phenomenon and vice-president of Maker Media.  She’s shown below awarding Josephine. As Professor Michael Shiloh congratulated us on the win, he explained […]

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Day 2 of the world’s largest MakerFaire

Another great day, as Makers of all ages flooded into the Bay Area MakerFaire to see an incredible array of projects and connect with like minded folk. Both the Laser Controller and Personal Particle Accelerator consistently received great comments like ‘very cool’ and ‘awesome’.  It was really satisfying to hear so many like minded people […]

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Setup day at Bay Area Maker Faire

Today, our intrepid Aussie adventurers set up their demos at the Bay Area MakerFaire.  We’re pretty sure they haven’t seen a particle accelerator before ! First, Jo constructed a display case for the particle accelerators – we gotta keep little fingers off this complex equipment !!!  (Photo taken before the protective backing plastic was peeled […]

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Tech Tourists in San Francisco

In the lead up to the big MakerFaire show where we demonstrate our model particle accelerator and laser controller, we’re doing all the touristy things.  First up were bagels and coffee, at Daniel’s cafe… Josephine wanted to take advantage of San Francisco’s ‘thrift stores’ to find some awesome clothes. She went into Vacation thrift store with her […]

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Unboxing Personal Particle Accelerators in San Francisco

Now we’re settled in San Francisco for the flagship Bay Area Maker Faire, it’s time to unbox and test the Particle Accelerators arrived from Sydney, Australia. Looks like the guys from Pack and Send did a great job, no breakages at all ! 3 out of 3 particle accelerators working !!  We call the yellow […]

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Arrival at San Francisco ! 16th May

Hi All, after an uneventful 13 hour United Airlines SYD-SFO direct flight, we’ve landed in San Francisco to show our Personal Particle Accelerator to the world at Bay Area Maker Faire.   Here’s Jo posing next to the famous cable cars. And the great view as we ascend California St. Tough work, all this touristy stuff, […]

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PPA – commissioning tests

What happens after you’ve finished soldering your shiny new Personal Particle Accelerator ?  Read on ! Just like other complex engineering, it’s best not to turn it on in one go because: an construction error (for example, in connecting the power system) could damage more than multiple modules it’s hard to know where to look if […]

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Quality engraving review

Engraving review K40 with Moshidraw engraving These engravings were done by someone else since I never got Moshidraw engraving to work on my machine and I really don’t want to reinstall the troublesome winseal, Moshidraw and the NanoM2 controller to find out that it does not work again. So, I can’t tell if these engravings are the best […]

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