Makerbot

Upgrading the Thing-O-Matic

Upgrading the Thing-O-Matic

I may be building a Prusa Mendel, my Makerbot Thing-O-Matic is working full time on my projects. I just received an Aluminum Build Surface for the Heated Build Platform. I installed it and calibrated the printer. I am very pleased with the results so far. I still have some tune-up to do to get good raft-less prints.  

Bicycle Quick Release Headlight

Bicycle Quick Release Headlight

I published a new thing on Thiniverse.com http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:13877 This thing is a quick release bicycle headlight using magnets. I bought the magnets in a garage sale so I can’t really help you find the same magnets. Instructions Print the parts: —————- 2 x clip2.stl 1 x magneta.stl 1 x magnetb.stl Attach one clip2.stl to magneta.stl using […]

Stars Trackers

Stars Trackers

I posted these two barndoor mounts on Thiniverse a few days ago. One is manually operated while the other is motorized. Manual Stars Tracker kit: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:11376   Motorized Stars Tracker kit: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:10756 Since I have not that much time on my hands, I decided to merge both projects so that I can chose between the […]

Open Hardware Summit

Open Hardware Summit

This was my first time at the ohsummit. The day was filled with great quality talks from speakers of all disciplines.   I first want to thanks Alicia and Ayah, the organizers for their great work. Everything was planned with details and efficiency. The day had a great start with the presentation from Eric Wihelm, […]

Parametric Arduino Case

Parametric Arduino Case

When you make a project using an Arduino board, you often need a case to attach the Arduino onto your project. This small project is my first attempt to make such a case that can be adapted to all my projects.     To make it parametric I am using the OpenScad application. OpenScad is […]

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