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The Trap

<p>Hi all,  Been a long time but I have finally built something new forced by events in my flat.  Few weeks ago I was woken by grinding noises in the bathroom, I checked and there was nothing obvious. 10 minutes later it started again and I looked trough under the door, and there it was: Jerry</p>

Jerry the first

Delta Printer WIP

Hi,

Been on this for a while now, thanks to Ossipee and Hoff  and Mogul :/ 

They kept pushing me to build a delta so here is my WIP on it:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Raspberry Pi is not a pc :) And neither does BBB or Olinuxino

Hi all!

OK so this is not a rant or maybe it is but here we go. 

Raspberry PI is not your common PC (and this applies to all little ARM based boards popping up lately).

Try running a fullfleged linux distro on it and it will crawl to a slow moving beast, and by fullfleged Linux distro I do mean all those things like Raspbian, Archlinuxarm etc. These things are just normal distros recompiled for ARM.

Review: The Makerbeam Starter Kit

Hi all,

Last Monday I have been contacted by the people from makerbeam.eu asking if I would be interested in using their starter kit to build a 3D printer or similar machine. As I was actually planning to start working on a small CNC mill for PCB's I agreed instantly :) Makerbeam sent my kit on it's way on the same day, and knowing my intentions they also added bearings and extra long screws to mount them. Thanks makerbeam.eu people :)  

"The Return of The Son of Richard Gear" - quoting Jax ;)

... Well JAX you said it :)

Here is the latest and greatest in 3D printed gears, now with perfect roundness and accuracy.

Gears! Complete gear set for TB-2 

Radu's Big Machine

Hi all,

This should be a something else but since it's not my creation I'll just praise the creator in a blog and if he ever finds time maybe he'll post on his own.

So last weekend Radu, a friend brought this to me:

 

Of Pi's and Linuxes

I finally got my hands on the thing I wanted to get first time a heard of it :D

Been trying to roll my own little custom distro for it from scratch ... unfortuantely cross-compiling stuff has it's challenges and it's going to take a lot. For example getting Python compiled is impossible this way, it's building process relyes on native compiler, so it has to be compiled on the Pi.

So I'm using Archlinuxarm on it now and trying to get the kernel customized ...

More to follow.  

 

Boston and NY here I come!

Hi all,

This is to let you know I'll be visiting Boston and NY between 28 July - 5 or 6 August. I'll spend the week in Boston at a training with the company I work for, which will probably leave me very little time to visit much of Boston, but it ends on Friday and I'll try spending the weekend visiting NY. 

So if anyone has suggestions for good and cheap places to stay in NY (I will not be alone but with 4 coworkers) and maybe want's to meet for a beer let me know. 

Cheers!

Campus Party - Milenio 2011

Hi all,

It looks like Spain misses us, they doing yet another Campus Party with free invitations. So I'll post my tank and the crab and hopefully some of you will do the same and we'll have a little LMR reunion :D

If you were ther before you should get an emil in spanish, if not you can subscribe here for an invitation:

http://milenio.campus-party.org/2011/main.html

Cheers and maybe see ya there friends!

What does it take for you to call your creation ready, done?

Hi all,

It seems I never can call anything I'm working on done. I always have to fix this and that, tune this and that ... in the end I'm fixing and tuning it to the bitter end as it happened to Z39 ... it never ends I'm never really happy with it, the same as with the CNC machine. Finally I just start working on something else leaving the old project gathering dust ... just to discover it after a while and start all over again :)

So how do you guys go about this? How do you arties handle this? How about you techies?