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Beware: Your 3D printer might be trying to kill you

 

Well, here is some scientific support (see attached pdf) to why your 3D printer might try to at very least harm you!

The study only incides over particle emission, and not the chemical nature of the emitted particles and yet it can be scary enough. That, added with my reported symptons after going on a 3D (ABS) printing binge: persistant chest pains/disconfort should be enough to keep you on your toes.

 

So you better ventilate/filtrate if you're into this messy business.

Pandora, the Makibox (by Kariloy)

Well, as many of you know I've been waiting for my own very 3D printer kit for quite a while (almost 16 months). But finally, this past Wednesday (Feb, 5th 2014) I finally got it. If you want to read more about it's arrival you can check it here.

And if you fancy really poor quality videos and you see the initial unboxing here.

BoB arounds... increases the ranks of the BoB Army
Tentatively Called Grey BoB The Bringer Of Caos, Destruction, Bleakness And Sesame Seed Ice Cream or just TCGBTBOCDBASSIC is a BoB. BoB's need no introduction, this … Read more

So, this weather hmm?

Ok, this blog is meant to post content related to the progress of my little garden monitor.

Objectives:

- Low power node (using an atmega chip)

- Measures: temperature, humidity, luminosity, soil moisture

- Reports it back to a central node (via nRF24L01+ modules) at specified time intervals

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October, 25th 2013

A win... but with a partial (82%) sour after-taste!

So today I finally got my hands on what I came to call my "DAGU loot", a selection of DAGU items that I acquired using the credit I won from participating and winning 1st prize on the Doodle Bot Art Competition with my Little Stella and her artistic talents.

First off, kudos for OddBot for issuing yet another Challenge and overall being a pillar of this community and DAGU for sponsoring it.

Starting...

Optimized voltage divider for low power application?

Well, I'm (trying) to build a low power node which is powered by a tiny 80mAh NiMH battery pack which in turn is recharged (kept charged) by a small photovoltaic panel.

I want to measure the voltages at both panel and battery, so I'm thinking of using a couple of voltage dividers. Usually I wouldn't think too much on it and would just use a couple of resistors, that would divide the max Vin to the voltage at which my chip would be running. 

In this case I intend to run an Atmega8 (if everything fits -- else atmega328p) at 3.3V...

Says "banana" alot, and even some other things!
Well a long time ago I was thinking to myself "the Shout Box is a bit narrow, it could be a bit more IRC-like" and then I searched LMR and found this interesting … Read more
Hello I'm Kariloy and this is my entry for the Doodle Bot Art Competition. Read more

Children of the corn... and... ahem petroleum too

Well, finally the Makibox is supposed to start production this week. Meanwhile I can just stare at this:

while I wait for my order to be produced and shipped :P

Yup, I just couldn't help myself and got a roll of ABS and another of PLA :|

Spies around the place controlled by sneaky interwebbers
Jon* Or Something (for people that seemingly have issues with diction of spells that will bring about their doom true names) or Read more