Archive for category: 3D printing

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 […]

3D Printed Motor mounts for Mark H.’s 1 Hour Quadcopter

June 10, 2013 | 3D printing, Radio Controlled Airplanes | By: Mark VandeWettering

A few days ago I pointed at Mark Harrison’s Instructable on a 1 Hour Quadcopter. I thought it was cool, not so much because it could be built by him in an hour, but because it showed that quadcopters are actually not all that complex, and you might expect to be able to build one […]

Chris Fenton’s Amazing Electro/Mechanical computers

June 10, 2013 | 3D printing, Retrocomputing | By: Mark VandeWettering

I remember reading about Chris Fenton’s homebrew Cray, which was impressive enough. It was implemented on a Xilinx Spartan-3E FPGA board, and eventually he got a Cray assembler written. It also is neat, because it looks like a tiny Cray: But I wasn’t too interested in actually building one. But the gods of Internet surfing […]

On Theo Jansen’s walking mechanism…

May 23, 2013 | 3D printing, Math, Toys and Gadgets | By: Mark VandeWettering

If you haven’t heard of Theo Jansen and his incredible walking machines, I can’t do them justice with words. Check this out: His work is accessible from I find his creations amazingly cool. And others do as well, even hamsters (although cats seem less impressed): But while I’ve found these things fascinating, I didn’t […]

My First Thingiverse Item: A motor mount for the Axon…

May 10, 2013 | 3D printing, Radio Controlled Airplanes | By: Mark VandeWettering

Last year, Mark H (who blogs at Eastbay RC got me into the world of building RC airplanes. While my early attempts were limited in their overall successfulness (I demonstrated that I was awfully good at snapping props) I have been keeping up in my interest, and slowly acquiring more tools and hardware. Recently, I’ve […]

My Arduino bumper, with actual prints!

March 23, 2013 | 3D, 3D printing, Arduino, My Projects | By: Mark VandeWettering

Okay, our Replicator 2 went back online this week, and I decided to give printing my Arduino bumper another try. Since the last time, I have revised the program and code a couple of times. I was concerned that the various bits of solder protruding from the bottom of the board would need extra relief […]