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Synchronizing 3D Printing Hosts with Dropbox

I use several different macs with Repetier-Host to control my PrintrBot Jr. and I’m tired of having to manually synchronize my Slic3r settings among each of the computers. Dropbox is great system for sharing files among many computer automatically and … Continue reading

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Johnny 4 – CMU MOBOT 2012

This year I entered the 2012 CMU MOBOT  mobile robot competition. I had a nice finished physical robot and a capable vision system but I didn’t finish in time to get it working well. Here I will document my entry … Continue reading

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3D Design Toolflows

Having bought my Printrbot and printed some previously made models using the instructions from the Quickstart Guide, I would now like to explore the toolflow a little bit so that I can do things like resize models or even design … Continue reading

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Printrbot Jr. First Print

I got through most of my unboxing and made my first print! It’s a Mr. Jaws by Mahoney. [vimeo http://vimeo.com/50786733] It didn’t turn out great. The bottom broke off when I pulled it off the bed. I don’t care though. The … Continue reading

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Printrbot Jr. Unboxing

Last weekend my friend Matt picked me up a Printrbot Jr. while he was working at the Maker Faire in New York City. I’m super excited to get involved in the 3d printer. There were no instructions included in the … Continue reading

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vmitools Setup Instructions

For my thesis work I study virtualization and I was interested in trying out the vmitools project with a Windows 7 guest. Unfortunately I found the installation instructions a little difficult but I eventually muddled my way through. Below are … Continue reading

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DIY Oculus VR Mockup

Today at work we got real excited about the Oculus VR Kickstarter. We argued about whether the resolution was sufficient or if it would look like taping a pair of gameboys to your face. Ending the argument required a “Virtual” … Continue reading

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Hardbound Kindle with Sugru

Last week I bought a new Kindle. I was using an old hat to protect it in my backpack but I realized the front was going to get destroyed if I didn’t find better protection. Not wanting to pay half … Continue reading

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NXT Bluetooth Echo Terminal with Bonus Mobile Robot

Today I worked on making my NXT communicate with my laptop over Bluetooth. This is great because you can untether your projects and control your robots programmatically. Set up the NXT Bluetooth with your mac as shown here, http://tonybuser.com/bluetooth-serial-port-to-nxt-in-osx Open a … Continue reading

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Lego Line Follower

Playing with Legos again tonight! I made a little simple Lego Mindstorm line follower using the light sensor and two motors providing differential drive. Simple project tonight because I haven’t posted in forever and this was fun. More code and … Continue reading

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