Monthly Archives: January 2012
Steppers are fun, so are Arduino. Combining the two means double the fun. Here is a three minute video showing how it is done. The original blog post can be found here. A great thing about steppers is that they … Continue reading
Some components are found in every design, others are more rare. I’ve met designers claiming that digital constructions not including a PIC must be broken or trivial enough to implement using a single PIC. Still, there are some unique components … Continue reading
The eMaker Huxley 3D printer comes with a roll of while PLA from Faberdashery. A material that is new to me (I’ve only printed ABS before). PLA operates at a cooler temperature, but it requires a phase change (from solid … Continue reading
I thought that I ran into an extruder issue yesterday evening. The filament simply got stuck. However, looking at the filament shown in the picture, you can see that the plastic thickens just before (to the left of) the spot … Continue reading
Adafruit, a great site with projects, forums, a blog and a shop, when to Italy an visited the Arduino factory. They made a video of their trip shown below.
I’ve finally found the time to wire up my EMaker Huxley 3D printer. Let me summarize the experience – trust the images, not the words, sometimes. At other times, the instructions explicitly states that the image is wrong. Generally, the … Continue reading
Past computers did not come with quick start sheets or awkwardly worded manuals that barely scratched the surface of the product. They came with programming manuals, listings of memory maps, I/O registers, schematics and everything else the tinkering engineer might rely on. … Continue reading