Marty McGuire

Archive for March 2010

Mon Mar 29

Desktop Fabrication Presentation @ Dorkbot Pittsburgh

Desktop Fabrication - Dorkbot Pittsburgh - March 2010 from Marty McGuire

On Thursday, March 25th, I spoke about desktop fabrication and the MakerBot Cupcake CNC 3D printer at Dorkbot Pittsburgh. After some slides, I gave a printing demo with my Cupcake, Makerbot #131. You can find my slides above. I’ll post the video when it becomes available.

Mon Mar 22

Unboxing the Make: Electronics Components Pack 1

Like many enthusiastic makers, I recently got my hands on a copy of the excellent Make: Electronics book from O’Reilly.  It’s an excellent bottom-up, experiment-based introduction to electronics, but sourcing all of the parts required to complete each experiment can be an adventure.

Thankfully, the Maker Shed is now offering two components packs to help you work through the book without having to order from a half-dozen parts vendors!

Tonight at HackPittsburgh, Matt Mets and I made a little unboxing video for the first components pack, which you can see embedded above.  Let me know what you think!

Sat Mar 20
📍 Checked in at NYU ITP, New York, NY.
📍 Checked in at NY Waterway Ferry Terminal Midtown, New York, NY.
Tue Mar 9
📍 Checked in at The Library, Pittsburgh, PA.
Tue Mar 2

Floss Bow v1


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A little bow to string your dental floss across. Requires less floss than using your fingers, and only slightly harder to use!

Standard warnings apply:

  • Don’t accidentally swallow this thing.
  • Don’t use this if you’re uncomfortable having plastic in your mouth.

And problems with this design:

  • The bow is not quite thick enough to prevent it from bending inward.
  • The straight-line handle makes it hard to reach back teeth.


  1. Print
  2. String with dental floss.
  3. Floss teeth.
  4. Repeat as recommended by your dental hygienist.