Since my oldest son has been spending more and more time getting better and better at soldering things onto other things and driving them with little micro-controllers, I decided to give it a try as well. Overall the assembly was Continue reading Arduino Gemma 8-pixel Bicolor Matrix Build
This is the project that my youngest son asked to receive for the holidays, and I’m proud to say that after I soldered one of the boards for him to show him how (and to make sure that it worked), Continue reading Arduino Conway’s Game of Life LED Lightboard Build
It’s good having a brother who’s smarter than me sometimes. Particularly when it comes to electronics. He made some very nice upgrades to the 3D printer, including a glass-covered print bed for easier model extractions and an improved print head. Continue reading Solidoodle 3D Printer Upgrades
A couple of fun models to print for the kids. Companion Cube: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:29135 Enderman: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:29077
Here’s a painted printed creeper. The filament takes paint much better than we thought. We’re just using standard water-based hobby store paint… so there’s plenty of options on the cheap out there.
We finally got the solidoodle up and running. Ran into some minor scaling issues with the software making it very difficult to download models and print them correctly. Sometimes they were too big or printed out much to small. About Continue reading Solidoodle 3D Printer First Print
I’ve played with several 3D printers, mostly wax-based. But after seeing what’s avilable today, how simple they are to setup, and particularly how affordable a 3D printer like the Solidoodle can be… why wouldn’t you want to support a project Continue reading Ordering a Solidoodle 3D Printer