For my 3D printed turntable I obviously need some way to turn the turntable, and preferably for video and scanning, some method to control speed. Fortunately, I have a whole box full of those cheap and ubiquitous stepper motors, the 28YBJ-48 plus the ULN2003 driver board.
Have you been wanting a wifi camera? Maybe for some added security, or perhaps to monitor the kids/pets/roommate?
Turn your Raspberry Pi into an internet camera!
The Glowforge Basic does not have the pass-through feature of the Glowforge Pro but with this magnet hack, you can trick the front flap to think the lid is shut fully, allowing you to “pass-in” larger material than usual.
Ender 3 plus Ollie the Cat for Scale The Ender 3, as the name suggests, is the improved successor of the Creality Ender 2 3D printer kit, with a larger build area (~220mm+ x 220mm+ x 250), but still with the aluminium extrusion based semi-built-kit construction of the rest of their 3D printer kit line. Back in […]
Glowforge Review – Independent review of the Glowforge laser engraver covering the Glowforge Basic and comparing against competing laser cutters
The “Massive Adafruit Arcade Button” is one of my favorites, I just find it comically large. Therefore whenever I get a chance to specify this particular button, I jump at it. As luck would have it, I am building a project for an event the company I now work for is holding. I will write […]
Can you build a DIY version of the Elgato Stream Deck? Many people could tell this is what I was building up to. I think we are getting a lot closer. This, of course, continues my previous Raspberry Pi Zero keyboard emulation article. Where that project used an obnoxiously large red button, however, this project is all […]
I am in the fun position of having a Raspberry Pi project to build for my day job. It brought to light a familiar challenge of how to trouble-shoot and connect to headless Raspberry Pi boards when you don’t necessarily know the host or IP address. Instead of grabbing a HDMI cable (and converter), monitor, […]
One of the many productivity-boosters my nerd friends look to is text expanders and keyboard shortcuts. You know, enter a combination of keypresses, and out pops a signature, particular animated gif, or an often-used regular expression. I was about to launch into setting something like this up, and then Amazon Prime Day reminded me of […]
I am on a mission to make my Chinese K40 Laser Engraver work like a much more expensive USA name-brand machine. Update to Part 2 – Brain Boosting Previously, I bought and installed a new mainboard of electronics, and a filter for the pungent smoke. I am happy to say, while the filter still feels […]