Category Archives: Acquire

ExtraCore arrived

I saw this KickStarter project called “ExtraCore” awhile ago and decided to back it. Knock-knock says Ms. USPS Worker. Sign, sign, print, print and here we go. They’re tiny Arduino compatible cores. Just the brain, no USB, no power regulation. … Continue reading

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Sensors page added

Added a page on sensors for my quick reference.  

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Speedy Delivery

Thanks Mr. Postman. I wasn’t expecting these for a few weeks. Gotta give e-feedback.

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Some light reading

Idea generators.

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Type K Thermocouple

Knock-knock says Mr. FedEx. 5 Type K Thermocouples arrived. Ideas for three projects dance in my head: Aluminum heated build surface, combustion test chamber, reprap style hot-end.   Thermocouple Application Note: http://www.picotech.com/applications/thermocouple.html

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Metal three-ways

McMaster-CARR – 3254K22 – Stainless Steel Foil, Soft Temper Type 304, .002″ Thick, 12″ W, 10′ L This was the recommended foil for the steel ABP belt. Seems to work well. Aluminum 3003 – H14 Sheet, 0.125″ Thick, 12″ x … Continue reading

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Cleaned and checked

This drill press was found at the robot ranch. After a bit of cleanup, it looks pretty good. Newish, with not too much rust. It powers up and runs at speed, but has not been tested under load.

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