Saturday, February 9, 2013
Friday, February 8, 2013
I reprinted some Octopod parts for Maker Faire way back in September and forgot about posting pix.
The cockpit lid had a few problems. Due to the nature of the material I printed with, it wasn't holding it's shape properly and the curvature of the top was acting like a spring which caused it to fit poorly.
at 8:16 PM
It's a beautifully made piece of machinery and I needed a proper way to display it. So, I designed and printed a stand which prints flat and then slots together.
at 7:33 PM
This was done on my Thing-O-Matic and was tough, because it was about 5 inches tall and the ABS kept splitting at the corners. I think more outer shells and more infill will make it work better.
The print files, labels and instructions for LED lights can be downloaded from Thingiverse.
at 7:02 PM
My buddy Spencer put together a great Harry Mudd costume for Shore Leave 2012 and I made a 3D printed flower for him. It was really quick and dirty and not the best model, but it worked. If you really, really need one the files are on my Thingiverse page.
at 6:43 PM
Read my full write-up of constructing the MintyBoost on Tested.com
While I would not consider myself an electronics guy, I am a solder guy and enjoy a good project. One of my favorite sources for such projects is Adafruit Industries and in particular I love their MintyBoost USB Charger, which is normally installed in an Altoids tin. I wanted to design a custom case with the ability to add an on/off switch AND store the USB cable inside.
Once again, if you would like your very own, the 3D print files are available on my Thingiverse page. Or if you would just like to buy one, it's up on my Shapeways store.
at 9:45 AM
I haven't done Halloween for a long time, but my workstudy students convinced/inspired me to put something together this year. Unfortunately the costume never got used due to Hurricane Sandy and our mandatory evacuation. Maybe next year...
Flashfoward two years and I finally got to use it:
See my walkthrough of how it was built on Tested.
Get your own chainsaw on my Etsy store.
at 9:04 AM