Category Archives: My Stuff

Taking temperature

Catching up on things. Working on my Raspberry Pi lately. Got my thermistor wired up. I used a Thermocouple Amplifier MAX31855 breakout board and a Type-K Glass Braid Thermocouple from Adafruit. Took a code sample from my Pi class for … Continue reading

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Today I got …

Order from Amazon: 3D Printer 1.75mm Transparent ABS Filament 1kg (2.2lbs) Spool Sold by: Zen Toolworks LLC ( seller profile ) 3D Printer 1.75mm Natural PLA Filament 1kg (2.2lbs) Spool Sold by: Zen Toolworks LLC ( seller profile ) 3D … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi stuff arrived

Got my order from Adafruit. www.adafruit.com PRODUCTS INFO PRICE TOTAL (1) Adafruit Prototyping Pi Plate Kit for Raspberry Pi PID: 801 SID: $15.95 $15.95 (1) 12V 5A switching power supply PID: 352 SID: $24.95 $24.95 (1) HDMI/VGA/NTSC/PAL Display – 7″ … Continue reading

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Pi

Was at 2nd of four Raspberry Pi classes. Thinking of turning my Pi into a dedicated temperature monitor & thermostat contol. At first I thought of doing it for the house, but now I’m thinking of adding it to my … Continue reading

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Heated print bed

Thinking about heater beds since the Series 1 doesn’t come with one. Looked at various upgrade kits on line & recipes to build one. Then I thought about an outdoor floodlight. I wonder if that’ll generate 50° c? Found a … Continue reading

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Printer Order

Ordered Type A Series 1 printer for $1,400 & shipping $120 = $1,520  

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Software

Can’t wait for 3D printer course. Found slic3r. A program to turn your .stl files into gcode. Read the instructions and sounds simple enough. Then found a discussion on the Series 1 forum, maybe not so easy after all. Some … Continue reading

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Catching up

Catching up for week. Had Blender for a while. Wasn’t up to the learning curve. But started the intro tutorials. Maybe I can do this. Also downloaded Google Sketchup and watched a few tutorials there too. Both have potential. Signed … Continue reading

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A bad carousel

Got a carousel from one of the Amazon shops for $22. What a piece of cheap crap. Besides which, it didn’t work. Sent it back. (Planned to use it as a stable platform to scan small objects without having to … Continue reading

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Starting out

Starting with iMac purchased in 2008. Don’t laugh, it’s still way more than adequate for my needs. 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 4GB 667 MHz DDR2 Sdram (upgraded from 2GB last year) 250 GB Hard Drive, with 75 GB … Continue reading

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