So I have this parabola project that has been rotting me from the inside for months.
We wanted the build a giant parabola somehow for one of those far away whispering demos.
We tried winging it a little and it failed. Miserably. A horrendous boondoggle.
Then I went back to the drawing board. I made a python program that would construct an approximation out of triangular panels and angled connector pieces.
Then i sent it to Ponoko, but I screwed everything up. Plus I made it full scale without a model one first so it was real expensive.
Then Ponoko didn’t really refund me. They gave me some nebulous credit, which is annoying.
I have maybe fixed it and sent it off again finally. We’ll see.