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Big Blue Saw Blog General Updates

Big Blue Saw Continues To Receive Outstanding Reviews

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When you're looking for a service to make your custom parts, you could try some new, untested business and end up dealing with unfriendly service, slow turnaround times, and high prices. Or you could use Big Blue Saw and be happy with your purchase. But don't take our word for it, check out these reviews of Big Blue Saw on Google Checkout. As of today, we have a 4.9/5 star rating, with nobody rating us lower than a 4/5. These are all reviews by actual customers, verified by Google Checkout, who have paid real money for our services.

Check out some of the reviews:

Big Blue Saw helped me a lot in getting a very custom design laser cut. I have recommended their service to several people already, and will be using them in the future.
- By merlin981
I was very pleased with the price, and the product. A lot of shops will not even talk to you when you are trying to fabricate a prototype. With big blue saw I just uploaded the dxf of the faceplate I needed manufactured and began changing the materials and processes until I had what I wanted without ever having to talk to anyone. I will return to them with all of my manufacturing needs.
- By Dorian

A few usability enhancements

We have added a few simple enhancements to the website as part of our ongoing crusade to make it as easy as possible for you to order custom parts. These changes include:

  • Font changes for easier legibility, including darker, larger fonts.
  • Snap-to-grid is now off by default in the Big Blue Saw Designer.
  • Ordering buttons are now easier to see on the home page and in the Designer.
  • Some wording changes on the Designer page.

We have many more usability enhancements to come, so please keep checking the blog for more details.

If you have any suggestions as to how we can make Big Blue Saw easier to use, please post them here.

Andrew Lindsey's uranium glass pendants

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You may remember Andrew Lindsey's quadruped robot, made using parts from Big Blue Saw, which we mentioned a while back. One of its most distinctive features was its glowing "eye", made from fluorescent uranium glass lit by ultraviolet LEDs.

Mr. Lindsey is now offering the robot eye as a standalone pendant. It would make a wonderful pendant or a great addition to a steampunk sculpture.

Here's a video of the pendant in action:


Custom DJ Controller Panel by TABS

We've been getting a lot of work for people creating custom audio components and DJ control panels. DJ Tech Tools user TABS created this excellent control panel using Big Blue Saw. He also wrote a nice review of Big Blue Saw's services.

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Our price for a part like this is approximately $25 each, with the price coming down to the $20 range if you order 10 or more.

Polycarbonate Jankó keyboard by Mister Starshine

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Mister Starshine was not satisfied with commercially available music keyboards. So he built his own keyboard using the Jankó layout with hexagonal polycarbonate keys.

Here's a video of the keyboard in action:

The Jankó keyboard design has 2 great advantages:

  1. All scales are played with the same fingering, no matter what key it is played in.
  2. It is easier for one hand to play greater intervals.
Although it was invented in the late 1800s, the Jankó keyboard never caught on, except among a few enthusiasts. You can try the playing it for yourself with this Jankó keyboard Flash app.

Actually, this is just one of many types of alternate keyboard layouts created to make playing music easier. But with limited commercial availability, it looks like the best bet may be to make your own keyboard.

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