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Why I Respect my Robot Elders

I've been forced to take holiday from work, Bek has closed my lab until June 1st, and I don't do down-time well.  Given I'm without a lab for the moment, I'm forced to seek other outlets for my brain.  So, I thought I'd write a few reflections regarding my experiences at LMR in the last two years I've been a member.

I thought I'd write about something I've noticed about LMR in regards to the influx of knowledge: Respect for our Robot Elders.

What's a Robot Elder?

Calibrates your Kossel Mini
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555 Solar-Wind Controller -- For Ossipee

Ok.  I'm building a parts list for an SMD version of this guys 555 Charge Controller.  So far I've replaced,

Kossel Build

03/11/14

I'll fix pics when I get home.  Was trying image hosting to relieve Juliette.  Didn't work.

Well, post came.

I finall have "all" the pieces for my 3D printer.  I sourced a few of the major parts and ended up buying the rest from www.builda3dprinter.eu.  And today that order came in.  So, let me review.

 

Pixy Out of Box

Well, it finally came in, the Pixy CMUcam5.

I'm still working with it, but wanted to make a real quick note about a few things.

Damage Assessment on the Kossel

Well, I ran into my first real fail of cheap parts.  Apparently the RAMPS 1.4 board I bought has two defective mosfets.  I'd like to take the blame and say I blew them, but I was being insanely careful.

And after inspecting the mosfets I've found physical damage to them.  Sigh.

Instructables Robot Contest

Robot Contest up on Instructables :)

 

Question for Oss, Hoff, or someone with a 3D Printer

Alright, got my parts in for the Kossel, ran into a snag.

I don't suppose you think I could do something like this to fix it...