Today two things happened, firstly, the timber order for my makers workshop arrived as promised and boy there's a lot of timber! Secondly, I start my three weeks annual leave (well technically its using up the rest of my long services) so next week I'll be fully into construction.
Orders were placed today for all the building materials required for construction to start. The timber will be delivered sometime next week, timed for my annual leave that I start next Friday. Then construction starts Monday 8th April 2019. The timber is for all the structure and framing, while all the cladding and roofing material … Continue reading Building materials ordered
I've made a decision not to limit the type of equipment and machinery that I can install in the workshop because of their power requirements. Who knows what I will have or want in the future? Milling machine, Lathe, Laser Cutter, CNC router, 3D printers, server, electric bench saws, planner, dust extraction, compressor etc. Most … Continue reading My house gets a 3-Phase power upgrade
The old site, https://blog.strobotics.com.au/ has been in much need of maintenance for some time as the bots were having a field day. I've completely upgraded the site and along the way thought it a good opportunity for a wee bit of a re-branding to https://my.makeraddiciton.com. There's more changes occurring to the website over the next … Continue reading Site Rebranding and Maintenance
I've been living for the last several years without a makers workshop and the last 4 or so with all my gear held in storage while our tiny old house undergoes renovations, that I'm mostly doing myself. While technically work started nearly 2 years ago with plans, clearing the block, planning and building permits; this … Continue reading My Makers Workshop; Construction Starts
Back in April I had 2 months off with some of my long service, it was around this time I wanted to resurrect my Zenbot, as it happened I ended up going to Shenzhen with Hacker Camp 2016, then when I got home I renovated a bathroom, so I didn't get a chance to start … Continue reading Zenbot Resurrection – Part 2
For the past number of years my Zenbot Mini CNC has been in storage as I don’t really have a place to run it where I’m currently living. It was also cumbersome to use, not size wise, just dusty and noisy when I’ve done work with it in the past. With the ‘Othermill' getting a … Continue reading Zenbot Resurrection – Part 1
Next meeting will be held on the 13th August at the usual place....Milligan House, Bunbury from 1:00pm For those interested in making your own circuit boards I’ll be starting a series of hands on Kicad tutorial sessions. I would like an idea of numbers so I can pre-print some handout notes so please RSVP to … Continue reading Next SW Maker Meeting
This is another of my past projects I havent got around to blogging about last year. Introducing piCluster, my Grid Computing and Devops exploration system. This post has been taken from my original forum post on the http://forum.swmakers.org piCluster is a 16 node Grid/Cluster that I'll be using to experiment with grid computing for my … Continue reading piCluster Project
Now that I’m extruding my own filament, I’ve quickly run out of spools to wind the filament onto. Even though I’ve been saving old filament spools. See how I designed my cardboard filament spool. All the filament purchased in the past have been on 1Kg spools, pretty well the standard across the industry I think. … Continue reading Spool Design
Over my long service leave in March 2016 I purchased a filastruder and winder to make my own filament of any colour I like 😀 The Filastruder takes about 24hours per Kg of ABS with the 12V supply I have, but will look at replacing with a 19V one. However I’m really happy with the … Continue reading Filament Extruder and Winder
What to do with my parts? Over the last few years my collection of parts has been rapidly growing, rather uncontrollably (I admit I have maker addiction) much to my girlfriends dismay (she calls me ‘professor’), if you ever see what my front room looks like you’ll understand. Most All of the time it looks … Continue reading Parts…What to do with them?
Hmmm as usual the blog hasn't seem much activity.
After Danny (7yo Stepson) and Spencer(Neighbour) visited the last #swmakers [www.swmakers.org] meeting a couple of weeks ago, they came away all excited with an idea of capturing Santa to prove he’s real. So the project #catchthemagic was born. To keep the enthusiasm going, over the weekend I set up a mini Fab-Lab at the #Lovegroovestudio … Continue reading Catch the Magic
Over the last 12 months since owning the felix I’ve found that to keep it printing accurately I regularly check the following to make sure my prints are accurate and strong. Level the print bed - this varies from machine to machine but rule of thumb is a paper thickness between your extruders and the … Continue reading Care and Feeding of your 3D Printer