For Christmas my family got me a box full of MakerCrate projects from KiwiCo. There were five kits in the gift; one for me to work with each of my kids and one for myself. We had a lot of fun putting things together. The quality of the kits are outstanding, the directions are clear.
STL files to CNC
I purchased a discount Workbench CNC machine. I've been a 3D printing person for a while and was suprised how hard it has been to get gcode for a CNC machine. I assumed that I could just upload something like an STL file but there are not a lot of …read more
Air Conditioner CAM Replacement
Our house has a 2-zone heating and air conditioning system. Today is the third time in the same number of years that one of the automated damper has broken. The problem seems to be the CAM that triggers the limit switches inside the motor is made of a flimsy plastic …read more
Making a Landline Intercom
We don't have a landline but over the years I have collected a bunch of phone wiring, sockets, etc. My spouse asked their social network and we got three landline phones and the kids and I put together a really simple intercom project with a 9 volt battery.
All we …read more
My eldest is a big Harry Potter Fan and made a few drawings of a Magical Staff they wanted to construct. I was really excited by the drawing. We purchased the crystal and staff online and sat down in front of OpenSCAD and came up with a fairly close design …read more
Tronxy X1 Cura Settings
Lithophans are one of my favorite things to 3D print. I have written software in MATLAB and python that can convert images to lithophans. Most years I design a lithophan and 3D printable frame to give away to family for Christmas and each year I like to try to do …read more