Posted by: Keith on Jul 22, 2015
It has been a heck of a couple of months. I have been in the hospital twice... Not for anything fun either. But things, health wise are ok for now. I did manage to get some upgrades done to my 3d printer. I will have a post up about that in a bit. I have the photos done, I just need to get it written up.
I replaced the threaded rods on the Z axis with Acme lead screws. A major improvement, a lot smother. I also replaced the Z Carriage as the original had develoved several cracks. And when I had it apart, I notices the hot end had sprung a leak... I should have taken a few pictures of the old hotend before I cleaned it up. Maybe next time.
Check out the project post.
Posted by: Keith on Jun 13, 2015
Wow... three months... really? Well, alot of stuff has happened and I am sad to say, something had to go. My step daughter had brain surgery, I ended up in the hosptial as well, work has been really challenging lately and...
I think you get the picture. I am going to get a project post up really soon about my new 3d printer and some of the modifications I have done to it. I really need to start learning how to design stuff for it. So far, I have only been printing things others have made. AND most of the things Ihave made, have been made for the printer itself!
So, standby for more. A post is coming before the end of this month! (EDIT: the page has been posted. Check it out here!)
Posted by: Keith on Mar 23, 2015
I am working on a projects update... So much has been going on and it has been a bit tricky keeping up with everything.
I have settled into just flying two quads now, my 250 class mini and a 450 class trainer. I am planing on getting some pictures up and highlight some of my gear I use.
I also recently got a 3d printer. It is a Prusa I3 design that I have been quite happy with so far, though it has been very frustrating at times; when it works, it is magic! And again, I am planning on a page for this too.
Thanks for you patience. And as always, if you have any questions or comments, email me.
Posted by: Keith on Nov 22, 2014
Wow! Another month gone by. Almost two! Too much stuff going on around here and now the holidays are upon us. The weather has started to turn cold and windy, so not much flying time. I did manage to put together another quadcopter. It is a 350 class, slightly larger than the 250 quad that I broke. And another tricopter.
When I broke the arm on the 250 quad, it messed up a motor, so that left 3 motors for another tricopter. So, I figured what the heck. I put the KK2 HC flight controller on it. It definately behaves differently than the Flip 1.5 flight controller. I really need to take the time and make some pictures as I do these things. At least then I could do up a project page.
I also started on a 4x4x4 LED cube. It is going to take a while to get it together. It is using a STC 12C5A60S2 microcontroller, which I know nothing about, but it comes pre-programmed. We will see how that turns out. However, the price for the kit was right at under $10. Of course, I had to wait almost a month for it to arrive from China.
I am not making any promises, but I am hoping to post a few projects over the holidays. I just need to get myself in gear. Wish me luck!
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