Monthly Archives: November 2012

‘hello world’ on the Replicator 2

20 minutes set up, 10 minutes to print. A whole new world, endless itches to be scratched, and lots of extruded, environmentally safe (comparative), plastic gewgaws, tools, parts, and maybe even inventions to come. (This is a print that comes pre-installed with the SD card you use to load files into the Replicator. The chains […]

Building is better than buying, even if it’s kits

As I get my soldering skills back(*), I’ve been doing kits for little things that I can give people. Every so often, I like to make LED Menorahs (kits available everywhere, but I like to buy from Evil Mad Science when I can). (*) I had been trying to solder at 220 Celsius and ruining […]

LED RGB Strips are ready!

Next phase of the light show for my 8 year-old room-mate’s birthday party.  There are several hurdles in this:  learning how to use RGB LED strips, learning how to use El Panels, and then mounting them in a pleasant way.  The programming part is easy, but the initial hookup, hello world, and the soldering (the […]

Arduino Lights Day

(Picture from Mokindo blogon making.) Working on a light show for my GF’s daughter’s 8th birthday party with @mokindo (aka Toby). Reminds me of how much I love making stuff and how rewarding it is to push through various learning curves. Toby and I used this as a way to work as a team rather […]