Under stairs storage trolley

Under stairs storage trolley

Workshopshed: Russ is a friend of mine from since college, we spent many hours at the student TV studio and then later worked together installing software around the globe. Last month, I got together with Russ and another friend Richard

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OpenSCAD and DXF import

OpenSCAD and DXF import

I was thinking about making a base for the Furby driver in my Upcycle It design challenge. To model the base, I took the existing base and drew around it. I then scanned the image and imported it into Inkscape.

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Upcycle It Design Challenge

Upcycle It Design Challenge

Interactive Race Car Driver The Element14 Design challenge has come to an end and I’ve submitted my final report, The Checkered Flag. I’ve also created a test video for the car. The other competitors have also completed their reports. Here’s

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Future of Blogging

As part of the Upcycle It design challenge over on Element14, I’ve been blogging a lot on their community site. I’ve also been following with interest a discussion on why those blogs are part of the challenge. For me the

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Trouble with the Robox

Trouble with the Robox

Unfortunately when I went to turn on the Robox to do some printing then an error message appeared. “unable to perform the nozzle selection command” I followed those instructions and when I looked at the head, I saw what the

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3D printing with PET

3D printing with PET

This week I’ve been working with the PET (Polyethylene terephthalate) filaments from Refil. It’s made from recycled bottles and no additional colouring is added so it comes in a limited range of colours. I got a sample pack which has

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Thoughts on 3D Modelling

Thoughts on 3D Modelling

For the Upcycle It Design Challenge I’ve been creating a few models in OpenSCAD to augment my RC car. The first one I printed was a support for the Intel Edison in the style of some car parts. I’ve also

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Removing mild to moderate rust: five simple methods

Removing mild to moderate rust: five simple methods

When it comes to the scourge of rust in the workshop and beyond, we all know it’s a real menace – and indeed, it has been blogged here before about preventative measures you can take to stop it cropping up

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