I recently picked up a used CNC Router

It's a big machine for the hobby side of things. I think they call it a 60150. It will hold a 2 foot by 4 foot piece. 220v water cooled spindle. It's a solid machine. It had been suffering from disuse – not neglect, just simple not getting used enough. Rust pitting on the important […]

I tried making a water block for water cooling my MakerGear hot end this weekend…

I tried making a water block for water cooling my MakerGear hot end this weekend. I failed.       kinda… A bit of background as to WHY I would want to do such a project can be found at http://mike.creuzer.com/2013/01/watercooling-my-makergear-prusa-reprap.html I wanted to improve over the coil of copper being that I am about to re-install […]

I have 2 problems that drive my wife nuts

1) I collect junk to make projects. I will collect junk for YEARS with a project in mind. I have totes and boxes (and a basement and a garage) full of junk for projects that are missing 1 or two bits yet before I can work on the project. I develop skills and collect junk […]

Delta RepRap using both belts and Spectra fishing line

I have this new RepRap 3D printer that came to me half assembled, sans electronics. It had been running, but got pirated for parts to make another Prusa.
There is a lot more room on the smooth rods for it to get taller. I just need to make a belt stretcher (I am too cheap to buy longer belts).
I have some fishing line I picked up on clearance a few years ago – $6. It just so happens to be the 65lb Spectra line that people are using to string up their Kossels.
So I decided to use both. Belts for the drive and line for the ‘idler’ side.

Solar Panel Slideshow

Some heat generation numbers for a day that’s  ~10 degrees F outside, 25 degrees in my uninsulated garage: Full overcast but bright – 40 degree air coming out of the panel (+15) Partial sun, enough for shadows – 60 degree air coming out of the panel (+35) Full sun, 90+ degree air coming out of […]