I pretty much finished my metal frame upgrade to my Anet A8 printer. Investment was about $100 in parts and hardware. The results are pretty good as the frame is much stiffer, which helps accuracy and finish. Its more fireproof too, since that seems to have become an issue. The aluminum channel takes a little … [Read more…]
I’ve been printing out the plastic parts (twice) and fitting the bits together. Some of the hardware was a little challenging to find as no-one carries metric square nuts locally. Mail order saved the day at the cost of postage. Now comes the hard part…taking the printer apart. The work itself will not be hard … [Read more…]
Looks like I gained a pile of new users, Who ever you are, Hello. Above is a picture of some of the stuff I’ve built or bought. From the center top, counter-clockwise: Cheap 7-segment display clock kit, works, but I have plenty of clocks. Based on some ATMega chip, I think. LM386 audio amplifier on … [Read more…]
http://www.ferretronix.com My friend Jeff’s page full of electronic stuff and more. I’ll work out how to make links work soon.
My friend salvaged some old data tapes from an old industrial site. (He had permission) Back of the cartridge, only 2 screws hold it together. Cover is off! 2 reels of tape, not wound the way I thought they would be. Reels off, they fit over a pair of pegs, no fancy bearings. Two views … [Read more…]
This is actually my second 3D printer, purchased last November. It comes as a kit and sells for as little as $125 mail order. The kit is not perfect, but after adding a few printed parts it is much improved. The design is simple and the aluminum extrusion frame is quite rigid, which … [Read more…]
Just a quick note an what this page may be for. I am currently messing around with 3D printing and hobby electronics. I will lbe posting builds and short blurbs on stuff I have on hand and new stuff I but. I’m doing it here as I can’t be bothered to make Youtube videos, but … [Read more…]