Gerrit Niezen

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My name is Gerrit Niezen. I'm a maker of open-source software and hardware based in Swansea, Wales.

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3D printing for the advent calendar: Part 3

3D printing for the advent calendar: Part 3

So the double-decker bus I mentioned yesterday is a success! It printed without any issues, and the trickiest part was to find the right diameter metal pins to use as axles for the wheels. I ended up using a couple…

3D printing for the advent calendar: Part 2

3D printing for the advent calendar: Part 2

I mentioned in my previous posts that I've already printed a Flexi Rex, a bathtub boat and a low-poly Pikachu. Yesterday I also printed a cookie cutter in the shape of a Christmas sock.So far they've been single prints.…

Spotify Wrapped

Spotify Wrapped

This year Spotify's summary of the music you listened to over the year is called Spotify Wrapped. By far my favourite feature is them creating a playlist called "Your Top Songs of 2018" as part of it. When you've listened…

Changing filament on the Prusa i3 MK3

Earlier this week I mentioned that I'm printing toys for my son's advent calendar. The Flexi Rex and bathtub boat looked great, but I'm still using the original grey PLA filament that my 3D printer shipped with.I thought the…

A pair of jeans

A pair of jeans

I wear a pair of jeans for most of the year, and only owning two pairs keeps things nice and simple. That's one in the wash and one to wear. I used to love Hiut jeans that are made right…

3D printing for the advent calendar

3D printing for the advent calendar

It's my son's second Christmas, so now that he is starting to get excited about the whole experience, we decided to make him an advent calendar. We bought a series of bags on a string that we can later re-use…

The Bleeding Edge

I watched the documentary The Bleeding Edge last night, and I cannot stop thinking about it. It deals with the regulation of medical devices in the USA, and how the FDA is failing in some instances because of big pharma.…