one day, sometime in the late spring of 2013, an interesting machine was spotted in a first floor building 3 corridor.
is that.. a CNC mill?
furthermore, is that.. cruft?
An email of the following form was sent to the occupant of the room next to where the machine sat on its pallet:
Professor,Is the CNC mill currently outside 3-158 is being removed? I know of a student shop on campus which would be quite happy to make good use of it.Thank you,
To which there was a reply:
Which student shop?Are you available sometime today to swing by my office Rm 3-154 to discuss the machining center?
It didn’t take long for MITERSfolk to descend upon the prize. A pallet jack was borrowed from the donor lab, and Tyler pulled the half ton machine from building 3, down a freight elevator, through the basement, to the Stata loading dock where a Uhaul awaited.
There, Bayley crufted some keyboards while Tyler, Dane, and Peter lined up the lift gate with the truck.
meanwhile, a group of people led by Mars took apart MITERS and played stuff-tetris until a space was made.
There’s no lift gate at N52, but things worked out just fine in the end.
Then, summer happened. A few brave souls were the first to reconnect, debug, and revive the underused machine.