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A simple lightweight charging dock

March 20, 2016

Kathy P suggested a craft day so we all gathered on the back porch to make useful messes. Lynell painted a birdhouse, Kathy worked on her paper mache angel fish, and I made a wireless charging cradle.  

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IntelliJ for Atlassian Plugin Development

September 26, 2014

I had some trouble setting up IntelliJ with the Atlassian SDK.  Time to contribute! Tutorial: Set up the Atlassian Plugin SDK and Build a Project Help Doc: Configure IDEA to use the SDK Another poor soul entered an improvement ticket with similar questions: Maven Dependency Resolution Initially the generated sample project had compile and POM errors […]

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Back on track with Bukobot

August 18, 2014

After a long hiatus I buckled down to get going again with the printer.  I used the “nylon cold pull” technique to clear the nozzle… pretty slick trick. Ok here goes… Gumby Guns. My buddy Greg runs model trains and has cooked up a whole village of Gumbys and Benders to run the place.  Some […]

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Successful Prints and Nylon Is Tough

July 2, 2014

Yay finally!  I swapped out the cheapo PLA I got from Amazon for the good stuff from Matterhackers.  Working great! For more nerdy fun here’s video of it working… OK so with PLA mastered I was ready to tackle my dream… a cooler latch with a living hinge!  This has become my “white whale” project. […]

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Nearly successful calibration print

June 14, 2014

Huzzah!  After breaking a bunch of glass, cursing Kapton, and putting my laptop in the shop I finally have my calibration print.  Not done yet… hopefully I’m not jinxing it. My build plate temperature control seems to be stuck, it goes all the way to max no matter what I set it on.  It’s at […]

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Bukobot Assembly Part II

May 18, 2014

Finally I have time to continue! Ok now how do I run this thing? 😉

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Bukobot Assembly Part I

May 11, 2014

My Bukobot kit arrived yesterday so this morning I got to work. So many parts! I’m in nerd heaven. Whoever thought up this system for connecting milled aluminum bars was a genius. See how the clearance of nuts above the brackets creates slots for the aluminum channel? Also, the channel gap just the right size […]

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Quick hack lumber cradle

January 26, 2014

I cleared a shed and couldn’t figure out what to do with my scrap lumber pile. This weekend I put some of the scrap to use along with some cheapo caster wheels and slapped together this lumber cradle.  Makes good use of the empty floor space too.

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Promising Paleo Bread

January 12, 2014

I’ve been searching for a fluffy paleo sandwich bread recipe, maybe this one’s a winner? The trouble is I quit my browser without saving it.  If it’s as good as i looks I’ll post it later when I find it again.

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REPOST: Biomass Briquette Press

January 5, 2014

(server crashed and restored from a backup so lost original from Nov 13, 2013) I’ve been wanting to build this for a loooong time. When my parents came for a visit I decided it was the perfect project for father son bonding to get me off my duff.  I got the plans for the Micro […]

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