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Building a Digital Dashboard – Software setup

We’ve already looked at how to mechanically build a digital dashboard based on DAKboard or MagicMirror², but simply installing the software or opening up a browser window on the Raspberry Pi isn’t going to be a great solution in the long run. Here’s the software setup and the modifications that I added to the regular Raspbian install to make it a smooth experience! Raspbian setup Make sure to run through the setup wizard and change the password for the default “pi” user. This is an IOT device after all andContinue reading

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Building a Digital Dashboard

This is my digital dashboard that I just made – it sits on the wall right next to my desk and is just “always there”. I’ve got the local time, world time, well, I mean go by US west coast time, I’ve got the weather, my upcoming video plan and to-do on here and in the last two weeks that I’ve been using it, it has already made my work so much more efficient because it totally keeps me on track.

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The MPCNC Build List

We’re building a MPCNC! You can find the parts I used listed below, as well as the build videos and livestreams. As the build goes on, this page will get updated! Parts used Printed parts For the project I printed the official parts from V1 Engineering, but I’ve since learned that there are substitute community versions available that make metric hardware much more usable. After having built with the official parts, I can highly recommend not using them and printing the modified versions instead. (August 2019) If you don’t haveContinue reading

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Making STRONG shelves with Topology Optimization

Today, I’ll take an absolutely boring part and make it interesting – shelf brackets. Using topology optimization with the free version of Autodesk Fusion360. If you want to have a computer automatically come up with the best geometry for a part that for example will support a given weight, yet use as little material as possible, there are basically two different automated design processes that have become pretty popular these days.

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Make custom PCBs with the Sienci CNC and FlatCAM!

I’ve always wanted to make my own PCBs – and with a CNC machine, a few tool bits and a few pieces of software it’s actually a super fast and straightforward process! In this video, I show how I used Eagle and FlatCam to create an isolation-routed circuit board on the Sienci Mill One, complete with a milled-out contour and all holes drilled. Discuss this Video on the Forum Components used DSP boardDCDCAMP Tools used SienciBitsEngraverBrushless spindleMakita RouterCollet adapter Software used EagleFlatcam

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3D Print ANYWHERE

I’m converting my Printrbot Play into an off-grid, mobile 3D printer! No need for power or wifi – it’s all built in using Octoprint, access point mode and charging support.