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.…

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…

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…

3D printing a cover for my CHIP

I have a Next Thing Co. CHIP single board computer (unfortunately discontinued) that I use to run homebridge, in order to connect HomeKit to my Hive home setup. So that I can control my thermostat and lights using Siri on…

3D printing more things

3D printing more things

My parents are visiting at the moment, and I wanted to print them some useful things that they could use. My dad needed a shoe horn, so I found this one that fits the bill, and it printed very nicely.…

3D printing a mitre box

3D printing a mitre box

There is a bedroom wall in our new house that is missing some skirting boards. It seems reasonably simple enough to do-it-yourself, so I watched a 2-part series on YouTube explaining how to fit skirting boards. One tip they had…

Favourite makers on YouTube

Favourite makers on YouTube

A quick round-up of three of my favourite makers on YouTube at the moment. Colin Furze Colin is arguably one of the most famous makers on YouTube, with over 6 million subscribers. He builds insanely cool (and dangerous) things. Here…

Manufacturing electronics at home

Manufacturing electronics at home

I've been enjoying a new e-mail newsletter by James Bowman of Excamera Labs. James is the creator behind awesome electronics projects like the Gameduino 2, a full colour touchscreen for Arduino. He has a bunch of new projects at the…

3D printing a stand for my Ananas

3D printing a stand for my Ananas

In December I got the Ananas soldering kit as part of a Boldport Club subscription. The Ananas is a three-dimensional PCB with LEDs that flash with different timings. It was great fun soldering it together in January, but I wanted…