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November 27, 2015

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Thingiverse - Newest Things

UK Plug Holder

This is to hold a spare plug I have.
Normally its just laying on the worktop, now I can hang the plug up out of the way.
I have made it to fit a variety of UK plugs.

Maybe the arms could be made a bit wider, currently 5mm.
Also the little uprights at the ends could be a bit taller, but it works for now.

I have stuck it using double sided tape, it may not be strong enough, we will see...

by puzz360 at November 27, 2015 04:54 PM

Thingiverse - Newest Derivatives

Longer Gimbal arm to mount camera housing

I was working on a variation of the Open Brushless Gimbal (, as reworked by MikeyB for the Crossfire platform ( I have the cheap Denver action cam, so I had actually printed the casing by toto99303 (, when I found out that the designs of MikeyB and toto99303 weren't quite compatible: two screw mounts for the servo were opposite each other.

As I set out to remix, I got a better idea. I noticed that many of the gimbal designs place the camera (be it GoPro or another) out in the open, with only a little plastic to protect it from a crash or hard landing. I've always liked the 'bulletproof' casing that came with my action cam.

So what I did is extend one of the arm designs by MikeyB by 2 cm. The hole in the center (normally for the servo axis) is used for the normal tripod screw (M6, I think). The added advantage is that it's a more universal solution than the different boxes for each particular camera type. The only downside I can see is that the camera is off centre of the drone a little now.

The photograph shows the principle: you print two sets of arms and attach the camera housing to one of them. I will assemble the whole thing once my servos (finally) arrive.

by morsm at November 27, 2015 12:59 PM

Fiio Itouch 4 Holder V2

2nd version of the Fiio Itouch 4 Holder with some variations to the prior 3d model.

by ChrisTheViolaNerd at November 27, 2015 11:46 AM

Tales of a modern life

nGen Filament, Olsom Block and Front Door ...upgrading the UM2ex

I'm upgrading my Ultimaker II extended.


Up to now I workes with the Colorfabb PHA/PLA mix. It's very accurate and thus I found it to be very reliable. (Their shipping options of DHL-Express and UPS are a mess. Both are pure Business2Business courier services and are not fit for delivering to home addresses AT ALL.)

Now I ordered 4 large spools of the new nGen filament to use with mechanical parts.
It's supposed to be even more reliable and that's my primary criteria.

Olson Block

I'm also upgrading my Ultimaker II extended with an Olson block, a set of nozzles and a steel nozzle.
I hope to be able to do thinner layers with larger nozzles (at the same, minimum flow rate) and finer horizontal detail with finer nozzles as well as give copper-fill a try with the steel nozzle.


I also ordered a front door for the printer to try ABS and Acetone smoothing for non-mechanical parts that require a perfect surface finish.

by Marcus Wolschon ( at November 27, 2015 11:45 AM

MetaRepRap Soup

November 26, 2015

julianh72's Blog of Interesting Stuff

Survey results: "Color Vision and the Efficacy of EnChroma Glasses"

Blake Porter has published the results of his on-line survey into the efficacy of EnChroma sunglasses as an aid for compensating for colour blindness. He previously published a fantastic piece entitled "What is color? Enchroma glasses, neuroscience, and the mystery of color", which I mentioned in an earlier post - do take a look at this article, if you have not already done so - it is a fascinating read and very thought-provoking.

A total of 406 people responded to the survey, so it is a useful sample size. A significant majority of respondents were males in their twenties, which is not really surprising - males are more commonly affected by colour blindness than females, and the poll was conducted as an on-line survey, so some internet-savvy was required to even be aware of the poll, and then to complete it.

And the results of the survey?

In a nutshell - they really do work, for the majority of users.

You really need to read the whole article to get the full picture, but the Conclusion sums it up pretty well:


What we may conclude with some certainty is that people who have a language full of color words, are color blind, and then use corrective means to aid their color blindness, new conscious color perceptions are near instantaneous, possibly due to the broad processing capacity of the visual system, and there seems to be an intuition present, possibly due to knowledge from language, allowing these people to correctly assign their new colors with language. Overtime, their processing of new colors and their ability to discriminate across colors will be improved and the time course of this may be age dependent.

The work by Blake Porter is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License

by Julian Hardy ( at November 26, 2015 10:39 PM