Shortly after assembling my new Shapeoko 3, I realized that the milling
process was quite loud, and would likely disturb my neighbors. (I live in a small
apartment.) Wanting to avoid that, I decided to build a “soundproof” enclosure
for the Shapeoko.
Here I’ll document my design for the enclosure, as well as some of the thought
that went into it. I hope this effort benefits others who are looking to build
For reasons mostly related to Java dependencies, I decided to run Universal
G-code Sender on a VirtualBox-based virtual-machine. Configuring the VM
turned out to be non-trivial, so I’m documenting the process here. What follows
are (a streamlined version of) the steps I took.
I spend a lot of time in front of a computer, and thus, a lot of time at a
desk. Because I generally don’t like sitting still, and because I recently
learned that sitting all day can kill you, I decided to try to build
a standing desk. I’m documenting here a design that I came up with that is
inexpensive, easy to build, and has proven to be very practical.