So Gina and I were having coffee this morning and chatting with our friend Katy, when I noticed her 18 month old Paul grabbing hold of a parked bike's chain. Even though I thought this was funny (becuase for no good reason I would have done the same thing ....from his age up until about a couple of years ago) I didn't laugh but warned Katy who noted that he just had a bath (bonus dirt points) and that he really wants to ride a bike and that maybe she should get him a tricycle.
Please excuse the video quality but the following is a recording of a presentation about many applications of 3d printing.
Was finally able to complete a print of the infamous shift knob this AM. Used Adam vice Eve this time and tried something completely different. I mounted the (white) filament on Eve and strung it across to Adam. It was much easier to monitor the slack and several times detected overwraps that would have not have been seen behnd the machine. I suspect that even minor tension on the filament will cause the type of problems I have been having. A good solution might be to mount the reels on the wall where they can be better observed and controlled. You definitely can't walk away and hope
Just wanted to let everyone know we have several updates to the HERMS project page. Have a look to get up to speed.
We're still refining the process, but we're also making beer. I was considering scheduling a brew day to introduce people to the project, and get them some time using the machine.
My computer science teacher and I are trying to make and program an led matrix, (possibly like 5 X 5 or a little bigger). We started off with a scrolling 1 X 5 led matrix, but that the letters were pretty difficult to read and it was too simple, so we moved on to a srolling 2 X 5 matrix. However, that was still pretty dificult to read and didn't look great either. Neither of us have much experience with the hardware for excedding the maximum number of output pins.
So school has just started and that means that Gateway is open with its new manufacturing program. I'm really excited to take a few classes there. I also am looing forward to getting the laser cutter cleared as I'd like to get some trigger time on it.
What sort of classes are you looking for?
I recently moved from an apartment on a noisy street to a different apartment a few blocks away on the same noisy street. I have wanted to work on a few musical projects that involve recording live instruments, vocals, etc, for some time. The loud nature of my living quarters has made this impossible. In my studio in the new apartment, however, is a rather large closet measuring 5.5' x 4' x 8.5'. It is not luxurious, but it is more than sufficient for a vocal/small recording both provided it is treated properly. To get it to a useable state, it will require some bass traps around the sides, some treatment on the door, and foam around the sides and on the ceiling.
I saw the following ROV today on kickstarter.
Perhaps a potential project for the space?
Right now there are several spaces outside of Connecticut in the Northeast that I'd like to go and check out:
1. NYC Resistor (Brooklyn,NY)
2. AS 220 (Providence,RI)
3. Artisan's Asylum(Boston,MA)
4. MITERS (Cambridge,MA)
Road trip anyone?