Thursday, September 29, 2011

Make: Live - 3D Modeling & Printing

Make: Live just had a live show about 3D Printers. Now, not to be a downer, but I think it's waay too much focus on the Makerbot when there are better ones out there. Makerbot sounds more, takes extra space being that cube, has less printing area, and is more expensive.. than say the Prusa 3D Printer from MakerGear. And sure, I got one Prusa myself, but I'm stating facts here. Look it up.

However, kudos to Bre Pettis for mentioning RepRap's though. But again, not enough focus on RepRaps...

I couldn't find a link to a full video streaming online, so I will update this post when it arrives. In the meantime, you can use this link:

or even better, get the full video from Miro using this feed:

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

100 Avago ADNS-9500!

So, yea, this arrived in the post office today. 100 Avago ADNS-9500 Laser Sensors!

I ordered them so I would have "only" 100 in stock, for when production starts! Problem is that most only have minimum of 1000, while others have a lead time of 20+ weeks... So I thought I stock up some now while I can. I can even send these to MyRO PCB, so they have them in stock for production...

I found a place where I could get 100, namely RS Online! I figured that when I do create the high quality product, 100 shouldn't be all that impossible to be able to sell in the world...

Sunday, September 25, 2011

EEVblog #203 - Melbourne Hacker Space Visit

David visits a hacker garage in Melbourne where they have a few RepRap printers and other cool self build hardware!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Opendous Assembled My PCB

So, Mr. Opendous, the guy behind Micropendous that helped me out with the PCB, received a PCB board from me to use as he offered to test it. This is the assembled board, and I thought it looked so nice that I thought I post about it. As you can see here there are four standard sized headers and one smaller exposing a bunch of inputs/outputs which can be used to extend this PCB's functionality. It's really easy just to add a button for instance. Also, some have PWM support meaning you can have values between 0-255 for instance, instead of boolean 0 or 1.