I’m Now A College Student

Updated on November 6, 2021 in General Stuff
3 on November 5, 2021

It’s true!

In my seemingly endless quest to sort out a solution for the machining aspect of the new project, I think I finally have the answer. And it is AWESOME!

Turns out the local community college has a “prototyping lab” that includes an absolute beast of a CNC mill. A Hurco VM20i model. No idea what that thing cost, but it’s got to be $250k+

As a testament to the general stupidity of public institutions, they paid for it a few years ago with some Federal grant money, and it more or less just sits there. No one there knows how to use it.

So, for the low, low price of $200/year, I am now formally signed up as a student at Metro Community College, and have essentially unlimited access to the machine.

All I need to do is figure out how to run it. But hell, that’s what operations manuals are for.

 
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200 a year? I’m in. Seriously, that sounds like a perfect use of “OPM;” well played, Mr Bond.

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How many classes a year for only $200? Or do you just have to belong?

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That’s what’s cool. No classes at all. The fee gets you unlimited access to the shop, and as much machine time as I need.

I can’t believe the lousy job they do publicizing that place. They’ve got all sorts of cool stuff. I may never leave.

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