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April 26, 2015

New reprap images on Photobucket

Thingiverse - Newest Things

Large & Small Corner guard


Made these for work; I print em in large quantities! If you have priced metal corner guards, you know they are $5 each! These work just as well and can be made in a matching color for mere pennies of filament. I use these to protect the edge molding and corners of video games at Chuck E Cheese.

by sfraden at April 26, 2015 12:33 AM

Customizable cylindrical object dispenser


Continuing with my OpenSCAD spree, I parameterized the [hot glue stick dispenser](http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:792156) I did earlier. Now you can make a dispenser for any cylindrical object, such as the AAA batteries shown.

It should also work for small "nugget" type objects like nuts, as long as you turn off the front openings (by setting them to zero).

The AAA battery holder shown is a little small, since I only wanted to test the script, but it should be able to produce storage of any arbitrary size and strength.

by tkbletsc at April 26, 2015 12:32 AM

April 25, 2015

Thingiverse - Newest Derivatives

BMW Z4 iphone 6 holder


The BMW Z4 (E85) doesn't have a flat surface in its cabin to mount a traditional phone holder, the cup holders fold into the dash and and the vents are flimsy. It is a pain to fit phones or sat navs to! I have tried many many different mounts and decided to have a go at making one instead.

I didn't want to drill, glue or damage the dash, but as my car gets used on track a fair bit, I wanted a good firm mount.

The fit between the instrument cluster and dash trim is a deep slot, plenty strong enough to give a firm grip on the holder. With a little push and a bit of rubber (old inner tube), the holder is held in really firmly.

Not had chance to test it cornering on track, but its working fine on road....

by wattsie at April 25, 2015 09:36 PM

Blocks to reinforce the plastic bits on my microwave door. Seriously?


MICROWAVES ARE DANGEROUS. DON'T MESS WITH THIS!

For want of 10 cents of plastic, my Kenmore Microwave door latch holder fell apart.

So when I superglue'd it back together I decided to add some reinforcing blocks to the clips.

Kenmore Microwave 4018008370 - Part is like $120++ from Sears, but I diagnosed the problem, printed the bricks and put it back together in like 2 hours, including uploading this Thing!

Microwaves can be dangerous, and you definitely don't want the door latch to say it's latched when it isn't. Please don't do anything stupid with this.

I figured I'd try this since the Dishwasher Clips I printed 4 1/2 months ago seem to be still going strong. Hopefully this'll last more than 3 days.

by kresty at April 25, 2015 09:26 PM

RepStrap.dk

Little fix, 10x resistance

Amidst the moving chaos that has prevented me from doing much with my printer the last few months, I did get the time to pull out the old 10kOhm thermistor (thought I'd have to drill it out, but even JB Weld doesn't hold on that well) and add a 100kOhm instead. It should now be able to measure the interesting temperature range appropriately.

I also added some insulating cardboard under the hotbed, which may also help with the slight sagging I noticed earlier.

With this done, I can't think of anything in the way of actually printing. Except the lack of time...

by Lars Clausen (noreply@blogger.com) at April 25, 2015 04:27 PM

La Grotte Du Barbu

Top 10 (ou presque) des chaînes TonTube à suivre pour les vrais barbus

JimmyDiresta
C’est le plus fort… ne discutez même pas et abonnez vous à sa chaîne immédiatement

I like to make stuff
Un mec qui aime faire pleins de trucs, sujets super variés, vidéos bien produites.

Drunken Woodworker</strong>
Des vidéos de projets et surtout un weekly wrap-up qui vous dirige vers pleins de vidéos super sympa à regarder

mtmwood
LE spécialiste de la planche à découper, le mec est russe on a jamais vu son visage, mais il envoie sévèrement

The ben Heck Show</strong>
Assez connu, beaucoup de projets électroniques, qualité variables… perso j’aime pas ses blagues mais le mec sais de quoi il parle

David Waelder
Assistant de Jimmy Diresta, pleins de vidéos intéressantes

Make
La chaîne du célèbre magazine DIY, pas toujours intéressant mais quelques pépites quand même

The wood whisperer
Le mec qui m’a donné envie de bosser avec du bois, mec brillant, pour les amateurs de menuiserie

Michaelcthulhu
Vous voulez du barbare? et ben je vais vous en donner… un forgeron psychopathe qui s’est fait une spécialité des armes énormes

Frank Howarth
un menuisier avec des projets toujours super intéressants, vidéos super bien produites avec du stop-motion et tout…

Kyle Toth
un menuisier (encore un) vraiment talentueux.

Le Pic Bois
Un cousin québécois (parceque tous nos amis québécois sont un peu nos cousins) qui lui aussi travaille dans le bois. Ca commence, mais ça commence bien

Bricolo et Mulot
L’ami Picaboubx et ses bricolages cools et rigolos

KipKay
Pleins d’idées de trucs souvent simples à faire

Steve Ramsey
“Woodworking for mere mortels” en gros la menuiserie pour les mortels, des projets basiques mais intéressants

izzy swan
De la menuiserie barbue, avec des projets sympas

Man at arms (et reforged)
Là on est dans le lourd… des forgerons reproduisent ou s’inspirent de pop culture, attention si vous commencez vous ne pourrez pas vous arrêter.

Bonus qui a presque rien à voir (mais quand même on est des barbus donc la bouffe on aime ça et quand c’est fait par des barbares c’est encore mieux)

Epic Meal Time
Nos frères barbus canadiens qui mixent bacon et à peu près tout.

Regular Ordinary Swedish Meal Time
Des barbares suédois vous montrent comment manger “viking style”

Si vous avez des bons trucs à regarder ou à nous faire découvrir, les commentaires vous sont bien évidemment ouverts…

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by babozor at April 25, 2015 09:21 AM

[Schisme] Arduino.cc vs Arduino.org – la guéguère de propriété même dans l’OpenSource

Arduino gueguere

Si vous suivez ce blog, il y a de fortes chances que vous connaissiez (au moins un peu) Arduino… pour les cancres, je vais résumer en quelques mots.
Le projet Arduino est issu d’une école italienne, passé en OpenSource et massivement utilisé par la communauté des barbus dans le monde entier, qui permet à tous d’interfacer simplement des entrées / sorties électroniques via une petite plaque de prototypage. Sonc coût est modique (une vingtaine d’euros) et sa prise en main est très simple, ce qui permet à tous (ou presque) avec quelques bases d’électronique et de code de faire des projets démentiels sans être un développeur chevronné ou un électronicien émérite (comme moi qui suis ni l’un, ni l’autre).

Depuis quelques mois une guerre oppose certains des fondateurs sur des questions de marques.
Des marques dans l’OpenSource vous allez me dire?
Et bien oui, même si le projet est complètement OpenSource, que vous pouvez concevoir et même vendre une version spécial barbu que vous allez baptiser BarbuDuino (tiens en voilà une idée qu’elle est bonne) vous n’avez pas le droit d’utiliser la marque Arduino qui est la propriété de… et justement c’est là où se déroule la bastion.
D’un côté on a 4 des fondateurs du projet qui sont sur Arduino.cc et de l’autre on a un des fondateur (qui parallèlement gère la fabrication de tous les arduino fabriqués en italie) sur Arduino.org qui se font la guéguère.

Vous allez me dire, rien de dramatique jusque là, on s’en fout ils se bastonnent pour savoir qui a quoi, du moment que ça marche on s’en tape, non?

Arduino Zero vs Arduino Zero Pro
Arduino zero pro
Il y a de cela quelques semaines j’ai été approché par les amis de RadioSpare pour qu’ils m’envoient un exemplaire du (à l’époque) futur Arduino Zero (avec un proc Atmel et tout et tout)
Je reçois le monstre (et j’en parlerais dans un article, mais c’est pas trop le sujet ici) j’essaye de le brancher, je vais sur l’IDE et pas de “Arduino Zero” dans la liste des boards compatibles.
Je me dis mo IDE est trop vieux, je vais télécharger le tout nouveau tout beau… et toujours pareil.
Et là je creuse un peu et je m’aperçois que la board que j’ai est une “Zero Pro” et non une “Zero” qu’il va falloir aller choper une autre version de l’IDE sur Arduino.org
Je vous rassure la board marche très bien, le code est compatible, etc mais c’est dommage que pour un projet si massivement suivi que Arduino, on doive passer par des posts de forum pour faire marcher sa board et trouver la “bonne” version du logiciel.

J’espère que cette vilaine dispute saura trouver une solution optimale pour la communauté des utilisateurs… pour être clair, qui a la marque on s’en tape, on veut juste pouvoir faire des trucs géniaux (ou pas) sans à avoir à se demander quel type de version on a entre les mains.
Et très bientôt des articles sur le Arduino Zero (Pro donc…)

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by babozor at April 25, 2015 08:39 AM

April 23, 2015

Hope

Winter Project ...


Thing 582366 by Huxley #710
With the onset of winter thoughts turned to heating bills and trying to keep them down. Most time recently has been devoted to writing code on a Raspberry Pi for my Honeywell Evohome central heating system.

I decided to print a case I had seen on Thingiverse which had some interesting design features I was looking forward to trying out for my self.

Later Edit - Natko decided to take this design down from Thingiverse. This in turn seems to have destroyed the record of my make. A support request has been posted with Makerbot, I will post on this later. Fortunate I keep my own copies of images I post and the feedback left for the make. These are below, I also have all the STL files as well.

Printed on Huxley #710 using 0.25mm layer height. Slicing by Slic3r Rev 1.20 (edgy). I have a better retraction in Slic3r setting now so blobs greatly improved. Faberdashery filament, white and black.

The ribs inside on the lower half printed wider than the allowance / clearance on the upper mating half. So 1.50mm on the design came out as ~1.65mm due to bead thickness. The result is the lip on the bottom half will not immediately engage with the upper mating half as the post are nice and stiff. As there is a friction grip on the posts with spring action. I might have been tempted to create more clearance for the lower lip, to allow for manufacturing tolerance. Currently the design has it at around ~0.10mm clearance. This is quite a tight tolerance, for any (plastic) part and along a length of ~60mm, exciting.
Thing 582366 by Huxley #710

Some relieving of the posts with a craft knife and it snaps together satisfyingly snugly.
I wasn't sure that Huxley #710 would cope with the lower half overhang design, it seems to have worked well.

The break off supports worked a treat, that's why I included a picture of them, as I wanted to better understand the performance of this type of support. The feet recesses faired less well and without destroying the case these are on for good. I suspect more vertical height is required on the break off although a cooling fan might have helped as well.

I do think the case is ~7mm longer than absolutely necessary as there is a lot of clearance around the SD card to the edge of the case. Could be the design accommodates some feature I don't know about such as an expansion board or longer SD card.

Love the LED pipe / shield.

Nice design, better than the commercial case which felt flimsy at £4.50, for my Evohome temperature logger.

Meanwhile, as the winter progressed it was noticeable that quite a few windows in the house were not correctly seated in the frames. Wind in the autumn was howling through! There didn't seem to be the adjustment expected to cause the plastic frame to be pulled into position correctly. Inspection in the window frame jamb revealed a number of wedges, intended to push the window against the elastomer frame seal. It seemed clear these were not at the correct height. I could have printed a flat spacer and popped it under the original. However this would have meant the screws would not have the correct engagement. Additionally the whole item would be stood off more into the jamb and potentially fouled. I suspect the fitting kit for the window had different size wedges available. However we were never supplied any with the house. So I measured an original part and increased the wedge face height by 1.0 mm. It worked beautifully and having printed 12 of them (2 per frame) the offending windows now seal beautifully against the elastomer seal. All snug and warm for winter!
Window wedge to align and close plastic window into frame to seal



Evohome PHP software running on Raspberry PI

Thing 582366 by Huxley #710

Thing 582366 by Huxley #710

by Conseils (noreply@blogger.com) at April 23, 2015 08:12 PM