Monday, May 14, 2012

yay star trek

http://www.buildtheenterprise.org/

Saturday, May 12, 2012

power resistor

i made this little guy up today, though my psu worked without the load on the 5v rail, when i put this buy on i got just a hair more voltage out, enough to notice it any how. but i just did some digging today and found that heatsink.

 so i drilled it out and bolted it on, and now it feels allot cooler, it was borderline hot without it. now it is just shy of 40c after 5 min, so i am doing allot better with that.

on a little side not, i got this keypad LCD shield today and i got it working with a one wire temp sensor, though my programming kinda sucks, i want to try to get it to save a hourly average throughout the day so i can then transfer them onto my computer and chart them out. there is allot more i would like to do with this project but every time i try to do more than the most simple things my brain just goes blank, its not very helpful for making progress on things.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

slic3r i like it allot

i have been trying the latest version of slic3r out, and so far i  like it allot, but i have found it seems to have a few shortcoming, it is very easy to use, and from what i can tell it works very well on allot of things, but one thing that it seems to miss is if your print has a flat part that is not on the top, it dose not seem to finish it off like it should it only seems to do 1 layer where i would like it to do 2-3 of solid fill.

on this print it worked great

you can see it a little on this print where the layers are not the best.

but for the most part i really like slic3r, it is very fast and very easy to use. i will need to spend a little more time with it to see if there is not an option that i am missing for that only shortcoming i have with it.

i think we may have our old house sold, and we are starting to look for a new one, so i am not looking forward to setting up a new shop again, but i hope i can get off a carpet floor and onto something that is not so bad for static.