Author: RuthK

  • Our Loom Project Is Getting Very Interesting!

    I am finding that 3D modeling and printing custom looms involves many more variables than I ever imagined. There are so many choices to make even from the first step of beginning in Fusion 360, and the terminology is taking me a while to learn. I am finding that it is hard to do something […]

  • Prompt: Living in the South

    To begin, I want to emphasize that I do not consider Charlottesville to be in the “South” any more than I consider Washington, DC, a southern city. Even though it is not a large city, the City of Charlottesville, home of the University of Virginia, is truly cosmopolitan. As one ventures farther from the city, […]

  • Version 1 of our new Loom – THANKS Ammon and Andrew at UVa’s Scholars’ Lab Makerspace!

    Printing It was so much fun watching the first version of our Baby-hat Loom as it printed. I feel like it is mine –even though I needed a LOT of help with working in Fusion 360 and then slicing the model to prepare for the actual printing. I wanted to quickly print a “mock-up” to […]

  • A Tale of Two Barbaras

    Again this is a story driven by my college days in the early 60’s at Trinity College in Washington, DC. One of my good friends in those days was a chemistry student named Barbara who was from New York City. She was such an interesting person to talk to because she always had so much […]

  • Prompt: Predictions for the New Year/New Decade

    I can’t even begin to make predictions for our country or the world with such earth shattering events happening every time we turn around. Even the day ahead is hard to predict these days! But I will hazard a guess about my own life. I predict that in the new year I will become a […]

  • Prompt: Post-Holiday Emotions

    At the end of this holiday season, I think I feel most in tune with the snowman who is flat on his face ! I spotted this scene one morning when out for a morning stroll through our beautiful grounds here at the Colonnades after a windy night. The holidays were fun, and I really […]