2017-01-22 2 min read



Hello from the Bay Area! Eric here, stepping in for Spencer this week as he embarks on a new, exciting journey. This is the third time I've had the opportunity to guest-edit The Prepared, and look forward to many more. I've modified the categories a bit this time around, and welcome any feedback you have. Enjoy.


Making & Manufacturing.

  • Circuit design software EAGLE is moving to a subscription pricing model ($15 per month or $100 per year).
  • A video tour of one of Proto Labs manufacturing facilities. So many Haas machines! I'll admit, I have not used Proto Labs for quoting or production before, but this walkthrough is fairly impressive.


  • A twitter account dedicated to sharing GIFs of Woodworking Joinery.
  • A few weeks ago, Spencer shared some information about Ikea's new Wedge Dowel. Check out this behind-the-scenes video, and head to the 1:55 mark for a look at an impressive, enclosed CNC line.



And.SpaceX's Iridium-1 Mission in Photos

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