Making your e-drums neighbor-friendly(ish)

Drums are¬†awesome¬†instruments. I mean, you hit stuff with wooden rods and dope sound comes out. It’s the pinnacle of human engineering.¬† They are, however, quite noisy, which makes them unsuitable for urban living spaces that cram more people per square-meter than Bangladesh. Luckily, electronic drumkits are a thing, and even more luckily, they don’t sound … Read more

Finding my way with Cura 10.06

I’ve been using Cura¬†as my go-to 3D-printer slicer for quite some time now. Compared to Slic3r, it’s faster and produces more optimized G-Code (using the same settings in both slicers, Cura’s prints were faster for me- but as always, YMMV). However, Cura provides less tweakable options than Slic3r, so it takes some getting used to. … Read more

Biohand: first short video

I submitted my biohand project as an entry to the 2015 Hackaday Prize. Cool. So, after spending a long month in a [21st-century] cave while writing my thesis (about the biohand), I discovered on August 16th that I needed to post a descriptive video of my entry until August 17th. Today. So yea, biohand‘s main … Read more

Biohand boards, fresh from the boardhouse

This page has been gathering some dust now, but this will change in the next weeks. I’ve been working on a new project, the biohand. It’s a low-cost 3D-printed hand prosthesis, that aims at offering technical qualities similar to multi-thousand dollar devices. More details shall come in another post. For now, I’m just willing to … Read more

Chronicles of my 3D printer, part 2: the electrical Pandora’s Box

Having finished the mechanical assembly of my printer, it was time to assemble the electronics to get everything moving. As I stated in the previous post,¬†my intention¬†to build a large-volume printer/mill made me choose NEMA 23 stepper motors for the X and Y axis. Larger motors would be capable of handling greater forces and more … Read more

Chronicles of my 3D printer

So, just a little throwback. I’ve always wanted¬†to build a 3D printer (or any CNC machine, for that matter) on my own. Around two years ago, I’ve decided to take that desire seriously, and started doing some research on designs for 3D Printers and CNC mills. After some googlin’ I set myself with goals of … Read more