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A Gear Driven Wooden Machine to Make Wonderful Drawings!
62 backers pledged $16,653 to help bring this project to life.


Posted by Joe Freedman (Creator)

Its been a long long process of making the Cycloids but its finally over. The last 3 Cycloids shipped out today. I really wish it had gone faster and I want to thank you all for your patience. The machines that shipped are much more refined than when I started the project. Much of that is owed to Jim Bumgardner and other backers who made suggestions along the way.

I know many of you have jumped right in and started making drawings. For others its a somewhat daunting package lying on a shelf or maybe stuck under a bed. I hope you'll watch the videos and start in. We just had our first rainy day in months here in Portland. A perfect time to make some drawings.

The web page is up and running. All how to videos are collected on one page. More videos may come along based on questions that users have.

The Tips page will grow as more of you send in your hints and questions. I'd love to add a page of drawings as well. Many of you are teachers and I'd love to hear how the Cycloids are working in your classes.

Time for me to start working on holiday card orders. We use the lasers to make pop-up holiday card paper sculptures. I've been so busy trying to finish the Cycloids that I've fallen behind on new designs but that's the next thing on my desk.

Thanks again.


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