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June 26, 2017

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DIY 3D Printer and Reprap

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by star133 at June 26, 2017 06:12 PM

Thingiverse - Newest Things

Shimano FH-IM70 spacer ring for Garmin ant+ sensor - OpenSCAD source

Item is not perfect but does it's job

With this spacer ring for the Shimano FH-IM70 axle (used in Gazelle bikes) you can place the Garmin ant+ sensor horizontally.

Full OpenSCAD source included so it's easy to adjust for other types of axles.

by _CrazyBob_ at June 26, 2017 04:46 PM

Riptide - Percy Jackson's sword

Riptide - Percy's Jackson's sword (Anaklusmos)
Made it for my 10 years old.
First time trying sketchup

by riojaonly at June 26, 2017 04:40 PM

Thingiverse - Newest Derivatives

Teen Titans Raven Cosplay Costume

I worked with my daughter on these accessories for her cosplay costume of Raven from Teen titans. Also included is UniverseOfDesign's male clip from Side Release Buckle resized for a 1in strap. We used 15mm buttons for the brooch and 9mm buttons to attach the wrist base. Printed with Hatchbox gold and transparent red PLA.

by whttigress at June 26, 2017 03:11 PM

Apple Pencil Stand was a good design but I could not get the hole working. So I "liberated" it.

I also took the design of with lowered top, but I have no confidence that the opened pieces with fit given my poorly tuned printer.

The two holes will hold an Apple lightning-lightning adapter and a lightning-USB Micro adapter.

by mateddy at June 26, 2017 03:08 PM

Tales of a modern life

Looking for EF to MFT electronic adaptors


I'm switching from Nikon-F to EF lenses.
Because I own a Panasonic GH5, I'm looking for an electronic adaptor that communicates focal length for the IBIS system (especially while zooming) and focus information.

I'm not looking for a speed booster. I already got myself a Metabones "S" model for that.


Because and smaller Micro 4/3 Blackmagic cameras have not been updated fro ages and the larger Blackmagic cameras are offered with PL, EF and B4 bajonett but not Nikon-F.


So far I have not found anything yet.
I'm documenting my findings in this blog posting for others with the same question.

electronics fail
  • I tried the "Commlite CM-EF-MFT " and it does not work at all on GH5 and GH4 (black image) and has no autofocus on the old GH2.
  • The "Andoer EF-MFT" does not transfer focus information.
  • "Kipon AF Adapter" - is reported as "Limited lens compatibility, reports of missing AF, battery drain, and some lenses aperture control is unstable or limited""
mechanical only
  • The "Fotodiox" is mechanical only.
  • The "K&F Concept Canon-EF (EOS)" is mechanical only.

too expensive
  • I trust that the "Metabones EF MFT adapter" (not speed booster) would work but it costs 300+€ 
  • The "Aputure Apt-DEC-EOS-MFT-PRO" even 550+€
  • There is also a 200€ "Viltrox EF-M1 Adapter
  • and a simialr priced Viltrox EF-M2 Adapter up for pre-order 

    by Marcus Wolschon ( at June 26, 2017 08:50 AM

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    Andrew's Blog – Blogo De Andreo

    Improving the Tomato Genome by breeding with wild tomatoes [2017]

    20170613_165801_zpst2ebyfmdSolanum peruvianum (wild tomato with desert tolerance)

    So i haven’t written a blog post in some time. Sorry about that. It has been very hectic this year. That’s not to say that i’m completely dead. And despite my busyness and absence i am still dabbling a little bit in the garden and plant breeding scene. I didn’t have the time, energy, or space to work on my purple Indian Corn or Teosinte this year. I barely made room for beans, peas, tomatoes, and a row of watermelon.

    The beans are my special four corners native beans which include, New Mexico Red Appaloosa (aka. Gila River bean), Anasazi, Zuni Gold, Rio Zape, and maybe a few others. The Peas are a large growout of my 17-23 different varieties of genetically unique and rare pea varieties, some of which are segregating crosses that i did two seasons ago. And tough i don’t have many pictures i will post one below of a purple podded umbellatum-type (aka. crown pea) where all the pods come out in a jumble all at once. To have a purple podded one of these is new and kind of cool. I hope to have a yellow and red-podded umbellatum-type pea someday. The watermelon are the result of mine and Joseph Lofthouse’s Watermelon Landrace project. Joseph Lofthouse seems to be world famous now for his widely successful landrace seed varieties and breeding techniques.

    20170618_165017_zpstwhhddhzPurple Podded Umbellatum Crown Pea

    Anyway, back to the tomatoes. The Tomatoes are a brand new project and sort of an offshoot of one of Joseph’s new landrace breeding projects as well and a few other fellow collaborators and breeders as well. It all started when Joseph was working on wanting to convert tomatoes to a landrace like many of his other successful crops. But there are a number of problems with that and domestic tomatoes in general.

    The first problem is that domestic tomatoes are entirely self pollinating and don’t outcross all that much and have tiny closed-up flowers. Another problem is that domestic tomato flowers are not very attractive to pollinators. And the third major problem is that domestic tomatoes went through several genetic bottleneck selection events when they were domesticated that they have a very narrow genetic base. This narrow genetic base means that 1. Most tomatoes are subject to easily succumbing to disease and 2. that when they do outcross there is not much variation anyway. An average bad-tasting disease susceptible red tomato that crosses with another average bad-tasting disease susceptible red tomato means that in the end all you really get is more of the same.

    My interest in all of this starts with the basic fact that in my climate here in Northern Colorado with my soil (mostly a dry clayish sandy soil where mostly desert plants grow), and the high altitude with intense sunlight and UV and the dry wind that wicks moisture out of the ground means that most garden varieties of anything don’t do all that well here unless intensely babied. This applies most especially to tomatoes. Even worse when it comes to Heirloom tomatoes. Sure heirloom tomatoes generally taste better, but to have a tomatoe plant produce like ONE good tomato through a whole season… That’s a MAJOR FAILURE in my book.

    There are lots of tomato freaks out there that try to tell me that here in Colorado i can grow ANY tomato variety and be successful. And while that might be true if i replaces all my soil with compost or potting mix and provided massive amounts of water, and started them all early and planted them all out perfectly then yes maybe that would be true. But that’s not what i want to do, not should i have to do that. I should be able to just start a tomato plant and plant it where i want and not have to worry about it all that much and have it produce a decent harvest (whatever that happens to be). And not have to worry about disease, or growing slow, or not being adapted to my soil or the intense UV light or whatever. That’s where all this plant breeding comes in.

    The goal(s)

    • To breed a superior tomato variety that does well for me (in dry N. Colorado)
    • To increase the genetic diversity in the tomato genome by using wild tomatoes
    • To create or recreate a tomato that is highly attractive to pollinators
    • To create a population of tomatoes that are highly outcrossing
    • To create a tomato that i actually think tastes good and NOT like cardboard


    OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAwild tomato seeds. photo courtesy of Joseph Lofthouse

    This project is still in it’s early stage, but it is progressing nicely. On Joseph’s end he is having huge success by using wild tomatoes bred with domestic tomatoes that have large showy flowers with exerted stigmas and have lots of pollen available that make them attractive to bumblebees. He is using mostly Solanum habrochaites but is starting to branch out to other wild tomatoes as well. Others are working on breeding tomatoes that produce a good harvest in under 100 days from being direct seeded and that have frost tolerance.

    On my end i am experimenting with as many wild tomatoes that i can. I am evaluating several accessions of wild Galapagos tomatoes which so far are not doing much. The S. habrochaites also are not doing much. The ones i am having excitement from are the Solanum peruvianum which have silvery leaves and desert tolerance (in the roots) and a F1 hybrid between a domestic tomato and Solanum pennellii which has a different form of desert tolerance (in the leaves). I am excited about these genetics since they seem to be growing very well in my garden. The largest of any of my tomatoes is this F1 hybrid of S. pennellii. It is HUGE!!

    20170613_165811_zpswbxpmtccF1 hybrid between domestic tomato and Solanum pennellii
    20170618_171140_zpsrcegtafhFlowers of an F1 hybrid between domestic tomato and Solanum pennellii
    20170613_165826_zpsx7ejhhv5F2 cross of domestic tomato and Solanum habrochaites

    by keen101 at June 20, 2017 07:00 PM