The holder created by the Ruiz Brothers on Adafruit and Thingiverse didn’t quite fit into the respirator portion of our gas mask, and we thought the attachment of the rings was also a little clunky. (But then, we’re relatively new to this whole 3D printing thing… so we’re not saying the Ruiz Brothers messed up… just “it didn’t work for us”.) Read More
GEMMA is flashing rings! Read More
Franklin has embarked on a project of customizing the 3D gas mask with NeoPixel lighting as originally designed by Adafruit. Read More
No posts since July… because we’ve moved from Arizona City (a small unincorporated town of around 10,000 people) to Phoenix (metro area population around 4.3 million). See my personal blog for more details.
But that hasn’t put all of my 3D printing endeavors on hold. I continue to make incremental progress and occasional design changes on Coins-Worth. There is a mostly-assembled version I take “on the road” to show people who ask to see it.
I’m now working with Franklin to produce a custom version of the NeoPixel 3D Gas Mask by Adafruit. There will be several 3D-blog entries for that.
Usually when you design a 3D-printed part, you want it to “build from the ground up”. After all, having the extruder “hang filament in mid-air” seems like a pretty difficult request. But today, I did it.
The Lulzbot printer comes with a variety of tools in a nice little tool bag, and one of the items is a 150mm ruler. It’s sufficient for short measurements where accuracy isn’t a major factor, but for the rather precise parts and fittings I’m building, I needed something a little more accurate. Read More