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by apk
Mon Feb 22, 2016 3:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cool LED Mod for M2?
Replies: 7
Views: 5238

Re: Cool LED Mod for M2?

There's some discussion of adding LED light strips to the M2 frame here: Where to get 12v power for an LED light strip?

(A mod I'm definitely looking into... as I have a few feet of LED light strip just looking for a good home)
by apk
Fri Feb 19, 2016 10:46 pm
Forum: Printed Object Showcase
Topic: USB Controlled Quad Outlet Box
Replies: 7
Views: 6579

USB Controlled Quad Outlet Box

I used MakerBot True White PLA for this print with the same S3D settings I use for the MakerGear black PLA. Even though I'm not particularly concerned about aesthetics on this print, the box looks really nice. Each outlet is powered through an independent 250V/10A relay, controlled via USB.
by apk
Mon Feb 15, 2016 12:04 am
Forum: Printed Object Showcase
Topic: HO scale Train Water Tower Diorama
Replies: 11
Views: 5910

Re: HO scale Train Water Tower Diorama

Beautiful work. My Dad has been building HO and N scale railroad "towns" for years... I've got to show him this.
by apk
Sun Feb 14, 2016 11:59 pm
Forum: Printed Object Showcase
Topic: Prototype Auto/Race Data Logger
Replies: 5
Views: 4329

Re: Prototype Auto/Race Data Logger

Revised version of the enclosure: now with the breadboard installed (and 3-axis accelerometer/gyro/compass moved there) and reoriented GPS receiver. When closed, the box is 4.5" x 3.5" x 2.25"
by apk
Thu Feb 11, 2016 2:35 pm
Forum: Printed Object Showcase
Topic: Prototype Auto/Race Data Logger
Replies: 5
Views: 4329

Re: Prototype Auto/Race Data Logger

Thanks! Before getting the MakerGear, I had to find an existing blank enclosure that was about the right size, then dremel the openings for the LCD, connectors, glue in nylon screws as mounting studs, etc. Time consuming, not a lot of fun, and in the end not very pretty. Now I can fit all the parts ...
by apk
Wed Feb 10, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: Printed Object Showcase
Topic: Prototype Auto/Race Data Logger
Replies: 5
Views: 4329

Prototype Auto/Race Data Logger

The print is composed of 4 pieces: the front and back shells, plus two pieces which serve to hold the LCD touchscreen in place and support the Raspberry Pi (which mates through a connector to the LCD screen) in the proper place. There's also a 3-axis accelerometer/compass/gyro board (currently mount...
by apk
Fri Feb 05, 2016 2:04 pm
Forum: How-to/Guides/Tips
Topic: M2 Tips
Replies: 13
Views: 59277

Re: M2 Tips

Bed Leveling and Z-height Adjustment Methods --------------------------------------------------------- From Toby: This method assumes that your bed and z-height have been leveled once but might be in need of minor adjustment from print to print. It also assumes that you are using Simplify3D, though...
by apk
Thu Feb 04, 2016 6:11 pm
Forum: Printed Object Showcase
Topic: Snap Together Case For LCD And Temp/Humidity Sensor
Replies: 4
Views: 3888

Re: Snap Together Case For LCD And Temp/Humidity Sensor

If I could make a suggestion, check out Fusion 360. 123D Design is a great starter drug, but if you're going to be making things that you're going to want to tweak later, you'll want history-based parametric modeling. You can change a few dimensions, and given you've drawn your model properly with ...
by apk
Thu Feb 04, 2016 3:41 pm
Forum: Printed Object Showcase
Topic: Snap Together Case For LCD And Temp/Humidity Sensor
Replies: 4
Views: 3888

Snap Together Case For LCD And Temp/Humidity Sensor

This is my first attempt at designing and printing a case from scratch. It took me a little over a day including printing both shells (total print time about 4 hours). It was a very good learning experience. The LCD display and temp/humidity sensors are from Phidgets, and they have both mechanical d...
by apk
Mon Feb 01, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: Printed Object Showcase
Topic: Larger Desk Lamp Shade For Larger LED Bulb
Replies: 4
Views: 4148

Re: Larger Desk Lamp Shade For Larger LED Bulb

Crazy, fire-hazard bundles of loose wires around make me happy. It means there are things too important going on to worry about basic safety. :lol: As a former soundboard operator, I salute you. Here's mine. wire.jpg Nice! One of my motivations for buying a 3D printer was to attempt to declutter my...