Lasersaur ported to Ubuntu 16

Posted by on Dec 3, 2017 in Digifab, lasersaur | No Comments

I’ve been having annoying reboot problems with the stock lasersaur distribution.  It’s probably my own damn fault, I fiddled with a package contents or installed a buggy version of something ~3 years ago. So there are also a number of security patches and software updates I’d like to have on all my digifab hardware.  I […]

Thermal qualities of E3D’s Edge Filament

Posted by on Aug 20, 2017 in Design, Digifab | No Comments

I’m making some containers for a client who needs to evaporate water from a solution to get the weight of the solids.  It’s straightforward high school chemistry: weigh container add solution dehydrate water in a special enclosure weigh container + solids now you have the weight of the solids. The problem they have is that […]

Music Book Page Holder / Clip

Posted by on Aug 3, 2017 in Design, Digifab | No Comments

Another thing I made for my own use then flipped to sell, a sturdy music book page holder.

Kinect Tripod Mount

Posted by on Aug 3, 2017 in Design, Digifab | No Comments

Q: Ok, so now you have a 3d printer in your house. What do you print? A: More 3d printers! So we have that joke finally out of the way. How about a tripod mount for the (then) shiny new Kinect?

First Order Tool Access, MakerBot Cupcake

Posted by on Aug 3, 2017 in Design, Digifab | No Comments

I built Cupcake #235 and in my first few prints discovered it required maintenance, adjusting, tweaking, etc, to make a good print. I designed and shared some first order tool holders that made my life a bit easier.

locking up the UI for safety

Posted by on Jun 1, 2017 in Digifab, Warifuru | No Comments

My initial plan for warifuru was to lock up the UI during an actual laser cutting operation.  There would be one floating control panel that controls the cut, and after the cut is started the only options for the operator is to stop/pause the cut. Looking at the new lasersaur API and thinking about other […]

almost a winner!

Posted by on Oct 4, 2016 in Design, Digifab | No Comments

Came in as a runner-up in the Shapeways/DJI contest.  Here’s my entry, I’ll post the buoy/bomb to Thingiverse in the near future.

Focus and adjustment tools for the lasersaur

Posted by on Sep 17, 2016 in Design, Digifab | No Comments

tldr;  make or buy Lasersaurs have a manual focus: you need to loosen a screw, adjust the height of the lens based on the material you’re cutting, then tighten the screw.  I was having some focusing problems where the lens wasn’t perfectly perpendicular with the incoming laser and the bottom of the focusing tube would […]

warifuru features wishlist

Posted by on Jul 22, 2016 in Design, Digifab, Warifuru | No Comments

I learn a lot by observing the process of how other designers and engineers actually do their work.  Here’s a look at mine, this is my catch-all outline of desired features (as of today) for warifuru.  I keep this list in OmniGraffle but what I should do is start a bug/features tracking system.   Sourceforge has […]

warifuru personas^h^h^h^h^h^h^h end users

Posted by on Jul 12, 2016 in Design, Digifab, Warifuru | No Comments

(I know, I know, that leaves us with two spaces between “warifuru” and “end”, but “^hend ” is a little harder to read.  Nobody under the age of Grampa Simpson even gets that joke in the first place.) So, one of my first questions when I was thinking up features for warifuru was, “who is […]

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