Some new addition to the brainwagon labs…

September 25, 2017 | 3D printing | By: Mark VandeWettering

Okay, I bet that hardly anyone comes to this blog anymore.  I’ve been slack, and there hasn’t been any reason other than the simple fact that I haven’t felt motivated to invest the time and energy to talk about any of my projects.  But that doesn’t mean that I have completely halted all attempts at doing cool (or at least “cool to me”) projects.  Over the last few months, I have:

  • started teaching myself how to use Kicad
  • ordered all sorts of crazy electronics modules from China
  • upgraded my soldering iron to a Hakko 888 and got a hot air rework station from Sparkfun
  • ordered my first boards from OSHpark
  • and in the last week, assembled a 3D printer from a $150 kit

Just as a tease, here’s my second print off my completely unoptimized 3D printer.   Not at all bad!

If any of these projects sound interesting and you’d like to hear more, why not send me a tweet (@twitter) and let me know what topics you are interested in.  I could use a little poking and prodding to increase my enthusiasm.  I still might get around to it without your questions and polite prodding, but every little bit helps.

Comments

Comment from Dan
Time 9/29/2017 at 9:33 am

Keep up the good work! I like reading about it all.

Comment from Clint – KA7OEI
Time 10/1/2017 at 8:24 pm

Good to see another update, Mark – always varied and interesting, and I hope to see (more than) the occasional post in the future!

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Comment from G
Time 10/2/2017 at 1:25 pm

ohh, more crazy modules from China!

Comment from Bob
Time 10/2/2017 at 8:59 pm

Glad to see a new post. I’ve been checking about once a week and wondered what happened. I especially like your ham radio posts. On the other hand I’ve just begun playing with 3D printing, too, with a Monoprice select mini. I’m also trying to teach myself fusion360 so I can make enclosures for my projects.

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