Category Archives: Journal

Funny lightswitch tells tale of design evolution

Light switch technology has come a long way from antique push button light switches to modern rockers, and what better way to celebrate this achievement than to put them both in the same fixture? This setup controls the lights in … Continue reading

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Moving to a new host provider

[image: My former neighbors, that I left behind during my move from Phoenix to Pittsburgh. My neighbors at 1&1 aren't as smelly, however I won't miss them as much as my cow friends] After 5 years at 1&1, I’m moving … Continue reading

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Cicada flyover

Bam! High-def version of the video is available here. The system looks like this:

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Motion test on the camera rig

So this is what we’ve been working towards this past week. The above video is a nonsense trajectory with all four axis moving at the same time, just to show that they work. The system itself seems to be functional, … Continue reading

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ACME Spay & Neuter visits Anthrocon 2010

We visited Anthrocon 2010 to help raise awareness of the need to be spayed or neutered, which prevents unwanted offspring and leads a healthy lifestyle. We had a lot of fun handing out fliers and talking to people, and performed … Continue reading

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Makin’ stuff with machines

This is what I’ve been up to for the past few days. Making some stepper motor mounts to retrofit a manual xy table into a stepper motor version. It’s basically just some machined aluminum standoffs, with an aluminum mounting plate … Continue reading

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Mendel Progress!

I’m building a RepRap Mendel 3d printer, using parts printed for me by my friend Marty on Makerbot 131, and hardware from ultimachine. Tonight’s project was to assemble all of the pieces that I could. I was able to get … Continue reading

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