Category Archives: General Making

> 1000˚F

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[Ooops, it was a bit warmer than 800 F] Well as luck would have it Uncle Gary was cleaning up and unearthed an older steel fire extinguisher! Our foundry was complete. That night we cleaned and gutted the fire extinguisher and … Continue reading

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Family Foundry – The curing run….

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Got a a few more things done since the last post including a “dry” run tonight without a crucible (it arrives on Friday or Saturday). Below is the foundry the next morning with the blower pipe attached. I messed up the … Continue reading

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Not quite 80/20…

Again, it’s been months since I’ve posted to my woefully neglected blog, but we’ve been busy making stuff and having fun. Found a bunch of t-slot and soon realized it isn’t the fabled 80/20 but a knock off. I discovered … Continue reading

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My First solder stencil.

I would have rather cut this on the laser but I had to let my TechShop membership lapse (neither time nor money). But Pololu made quick work of it. I’ll look around for instructions on wave soldering with my oven … Continue reading

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More FabScan progress

Just a quick note and picture. Work is getting intense this month so I may not be able to touch this for a few weeks. Then again I may use it to procrastinate This is a finished FabScan shield where … Continue reading

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Purple PCBs!!!!!

My FabScan shields arrived from OSH Park and the boards are purple! Awesome. On my Prusa I had used only purple heat shrink, now I might even be able to get a purple mega and ramps board!

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Back to FabScan and my Prusa

Getting a panel of three bare FabScan 1.1 Arduino shields from OSH Park (a great deal by the way) Looks like they will arrive at work tomorrow.  I have most of the SMD components, the newer camera  so I’ll try … Continue reading

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The state of my desk….

Time to clean the desk. As you can see there are about 5 projects in this image. See if you can identify any of them and comment about what you see. -d

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Plasma Cutter!!!!!

Wow it’s been months since I have written and this will be short too. Got the plasma cutter working and had way too much fun at 24,000 F. But I need more space since the spray is a bit too … Continue reading

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Woo Hoo… My first Instructable and Thing

Just submitted my first Instructable and Thing today. Please check them out for more details. The Instructable And the Thing Peas!

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