Reprap: Idea to Thing

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series RepRap

For all the disdain I throw at my little Reprap (see here, and here), the little machine never ceases to amaze me (when it’s working). The idea of it amazes me: A load of hacked together bits of MDF, wires and electronics can make a physical object. I have had a bike-light sitting around for […]

Reversing Camera: The New One (Part 1)

This entry is part 14 of 16 in the series Subaru Legacy

Having pulled the old (analog) camera off my Legacy, its time to install the new one. I bought (what claims to be) a night-vision Rasbpi fish eye camera off Aliexpress – it works great, so far, with Emteria OS running on RPi3B. It’s just an electronic component though – no case […]

Dog’s Head: Part 2

This entry is part 2 of 15 in the series Dog's Head

The end goal of this exercise is to cast, from metal, a bust of my dog’s head in metal: perhaps to use as a coat hook. The first step, modelling the dog’s head’ went well. This is just an ‘interim’ post with a few photos of the 3D printing of […]

Irritating RepRap

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series RepRap

The Irritation that is My 3D Printer If I had to write a list of things that I am finding irritating right now, it would be quite long: Long enough, actually, for me to categorize the things on it, and list them: a meta-list. Three of those categories would be: (Paid/career) […]

Reprap Prusa i3 updates

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series RepRap

Have made some updates to my DIY printer. Whether all these updates been successful? Jury is out. Octoprint Power Supply Auto-bed levelling Cooling fan Octoprint This is cool, and easy, and cheap. Octoprint is a linux repo for Raspberry Pi  (whoopee, finally found a reason for Raspberry Pi v1). Means you […]

RepRap Prusa i3

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series RepRap

My first exposure to 3d printing was working in the architecture departure at Auckland Uni. I was also working for an engineering consultants at the time and had designed a pretty complex bits for a façade tension system. There were two of these things and they had a fair few parts. From […]