Entries in 3D Printing

Warrior Drank

Mmmmm... Warrior-y

Today in Things I Never Thought Would Be On My Website: A recipe for the protein shake I imbibe before running the Warrior Dash.  Batch will serve two easily.

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Would also accept: "So BASIC, it was based on Fortran II."

This part is so basic, it’s a 14 on the pH scale, so we’re going to spend very little time on it…

There.  Finished.

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Meshmixer: Mashup Machine

It mixes all the meshes.

Who doesn’t love a good mashup?  Take two (or more) things you like, smush them together, and you may end with one EPIC thing of your own design!

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If the paint job helps to get my daughter even 1% more interested in Star Wars, I've done my job.

Guys, The Force Awakens opens next month!

This – this doesn’t really have anything to do with that, but still!

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Strappy Key Chain

Let's all learn a lesson from the TSA and never post pictures of key details, okay?

This project began when a buddy of mine sent me a link to his then-new keychain.

My immediate thought: I could do that!

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Drachenberg USB Drive

The Dragon Mountain Crest is a lot like Frank's Red Hot in that "I put that $h!t on everything!"

Universal Serial Bus?  More like, Ultimate Sword Blade!

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Emergency Charger

Made this for my wife too. She claims it's too big (it's not).

Between the learning experience of the Drachenbox One, and the DrachenberryPi configurations, I had a few parts left over, which was irritating.  It pains me to have useful components like LiPo batteries and charging circuits sitting idly in storage until another project needing them comes along.  It occurred to me later than I’d like to admit that a LiPo battery and charging circuit makes for a great project in and of itself.

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Drachenberry Pi

Should the version be 'Mark III' if I and II were only theoretical? Whatevs...

As mentioned at the end of my last post, Adafruit did indeed figure out how to get RetroPie to work using their TFT screens, which was awesome, because it allowed me to use the one I had previously purchased without issue, and finally build my own GameBoy:

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Part of the driving force behind the decision to get my own 3D printer was discovering the PiGRRL project from Adafruit.

I could build my own GameBoy… WHAT?!
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I remember my first run-in with additive manufacturing.  It was almost a decade ago while touring the facility at my summer internship during college.  It was massive and had its own dedicated room, was expensive to own, and pricey to run.  I don’t think I saw it being used the entire time I was there, but did notice almost every engineer’s desk had small 3D printed tchotchkes like hands and buckyballs.

I was amazed by this new technology (yes, I know it’s been around for longer than a decade). and marveled at the immense potential of taking the digital and at the push of a button, manifesting it into the physical realm.  It seemed too futuristic… almost magical.
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