Monthly Archives: August 2013

MendelMax 1.5

The beginnings of my new 3D printer, based on the MendelMax 1.5. I will be making some changes over time. For example, these frame pieces are only temporary, and I will be sourcing my own Y-axis solution. Not to mention … Continue reading

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With this new multimeter (btw, do you say multee-meeter or mul-TIM-etter?), I can use a k-type thermocouple and measure temperature! Here I am checking that the temperature of my 3D printer heated bed plate matches what the on-board thermistor THINKS … Continue reading

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3D scanner project starting

This is some bits that I printed from Thingiverse on my way to making a webcam and line-laser-based 3D scanner. More to come.

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Home brew is ready!

This is the result of following the recipe “Cincinnati Pale Ale” from John J Palmer’s “How To Brew”. Needs a bit more carbonation, which I am changing, but tastes pretty good!

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Super-stuck print and prying tools

I got these weird pokey-tools at Princess Auto the other day for about $4. I have a bit of an addiction to buying tools before I need them, just in case. Especially if it’s a bargain. Anyways, I’d only had … Continue reading

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Water pik broken.. repair not possible (?)

This is my Water Pik, a dental cleaning device. It stopped pumping water out of the nozzle, and water was leaking out from underneath. I took it apart and found that this joint was snapped off. I don’t see how … Continue reading

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Modified Mini-fridge kegerator

I bought this fridge for what I consider a bargain from a co-worker, with the intent of doing something beer-related with it. However, it has been very difficult to modify it. First, I had to cut off the door insert, … Continue reading

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