Some new addition to the brainwagon labs…

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.