Very exciting to use the The Other Mill! Again, I combined this with my light & interactivity class, and cut sensor and led holders for my candle enclosure.
See final images and process for the candle here.
I followed the step by step procedure on the ITP subtraction site.
1.) Made measurements of my parts and enclosure on paper:
2.) I went on Illustrator to create all the svg files for the cut outs and engravings.
3.) Placed the files in Bantam Tools and adjusted the settings to fit my 1/8″ flat end bit and my 0.125″ sheet of acrylic.
4.) After inserting my bit into the machine, cleaning the acrylic with the alcohol cleaner, and double stick taping the back. I went on Batam Tool GUI. First thing I did was home the bit. Next, I began milling! Woohoo!
5.) Pieces are cut! Engraving is also there! This is all too exciting!
6.) Piece 1: Holder for the Neopixel
7.) Piece 2: Touch Sensor holder. Engraved the part with the solder and metal sticking out from the other side.
8.) And most importantly, I cleaned up! It gets pretty messy in there, so I made sure to clean up my winter snowstorm.
9.) Full enclosure: