The first component of Open Source Photo Studio

One of the projects that we have at Geekubator is the Open Source Photo Studio (OSPS). It aims to design and develop a hardware for image documentation of objects through hardware, photography and smart software. We have spent ages brainstorming, tinkering and defining concepts.

Now we are very proud to have started the hardware design in Kompas-3D CAD where we create all the hardware components. The whole design and matching software will be released under an open source license for everyone to download.

The screenshot above shows a very simple but crucial component of the OSPS. It is the spin table and measures 500 mm in diameter and 22 mm in thickness. The five holes are for holding small magnets for object positioning purposes.

Stay tuned here at for more information about the Open Source Photo Studio.

What’s that? Is it a bomb? [Makerbot]

Today I walked to our weekly meeting at the Geekubator hackerspace. It is just a couple of minutes stroll from where I live. During this walk and while proudly carrying my Makerbot I passed by a lady. She looked at me and I at her. After some seconds of polite silence she smiled and asked: “Are you carrying a bomb?!”

That gave me an immediate gigantic smile on my face and I kindly replied that I carried a benign device called “Makerbot” which is only used for kind purposes! :)