Just sharing a quick "Ah Ha!" moment I had today. So here I am minding my own business, "weeding" about 3 dozen small parts with more on the way. This is a little tedious... And I'm tired of itty-bitty pieces of masking (blue tape in this case) ending up under my fingernails AND I ran out of gorilla tape! There must be a better way... (Insert frantic rummaging around in drawers scene) The 3D printer bed scraping tools I use are also perfect for removing masking from laser eng
Today we have an epic showdown! And lucky you, no pay per view subscription is required!!! In the Blue corner weighing in at approximately 52 lbs we have a 3D printer capable of causing severe frustration and 3rd degree burns! In the Red corner weighing in at somewhere between 3,850 to 4,606 lbs according to the internet, we have a 1/2 ton work truck. It hauls firewood and shrugs off paint scratches with reckless abandon! Today's battle royal: Who can fix the slider wheel on
Spring cleaning time! I don't know about you, but some days my desk is just an absolute disaster... Here's a simple widget I came up with to tidy up my desk and keep some commonly used items at arms reach. Quick overview of the design features -
*The body of the part has a slot so it will flex to accommodate a wider range of USB overmold styles.
*The hook part is angled slightly inward to account a few degrees of droop/sag. This was done to account for USB plugs that may be
Gas cap lanyard – Improvements and testing #2. Chemical resistance. This blog series applies to both versions of the lanyard I sell: The Original Replacement Gas Cap Lanyard Replacement Gas Cap Lanyard Version 2.0 In part one (Gas cap lanyard - Improvements and testing #1. Design changes) I covered the design changes and improvements that were made to the replacement gas cap lanyard in order to make it better than the OEM version. The next most common question I get is, “What
So, yeah. Glitter. I know... Disclaimer - I didn't buy it. My wife and her sisters got me a bunch of different filaments for my birthday. Which was cool. I got some conductive filament, magnetic filament, filament that smells like coffee, color changing filament, lots of neat interesting kinds of filament... but they thought it would be funny to include the herpes of the filament world, AKA a glitter filament. WTF am I going to do with this? Boom! Peacock napkin holder. For T
Like many people, I require coffee in the morning to help me begin to human correctly. Also like many other people my household has a Keurig. Specifically a model B70 which is discontinued but similar to this Keurig: This is mostly great, I no longer have to try to remember how to grind coffee and not spill the grounds everywhere. However... Now I have to keep track of the K cup pods. No easy task at pre-dawn hours. Get a K cup holder you say? I don't want to give up counter
Gas cap lanyard - Improvements and testing #1. Design changes. I realized I haven't done a good job explaining how Makerneer's replacement gas cap lanyard is different and better than the OEM Subaru gas cap lanyard. I planned to do a long post about all the improvements and testing, but realized finding the time was tough. So, we'll break it up into easy to digest chunks. Today we'll cover the design changes/improvements I made to the replacement lanyard to make it stronger.
Sample filament Sunday's, #2. Wood infused filament. Today's project: Clearly label the bathroom door. Serious business here people... I consulted my sample and remnant filament and decided that today we're going to be working with timberfill wood filaments. Specifically these: Fillamentum Timber fill "Champagne" Fillamentum Timber fill "Cinnamon" Fillamentum Timber fill "Rosewood" Fillamentum Timber fill "Light Wood Tone" To make a contrasting sign, we'll need two different