• Mendel90 first print!

    There is always that scary thought when first switching on a printer of which you have just spend a couple of hours doing the wiring and it’s getting late. You wonder if you made a mistake… yet you are in to deep so you try anyway. Flick the switch and watch for any magic smoke or popcorn sounds……..

    W00t! no smoke no wierd sounds, so fire up pronterface and see if it heats up. In this case it did, so I pulled out my spool of PLA, and sliced a simple cube with pretty much default settings and low and behold filament gets extruded and the result even looks like a cube!

    initial wiring

    After a couple of prints and some fine tuning the result is actually quite pleasing, PETG sticks to the plain glass very well and looks super smooth. The machine is very consistent and requires no adjustment between prints.

  • More is better! Mendel90

    Every self respecting 3D printing guy has to have built his own 3d printer. By buying a kit from china I felt like that was cheating. So after looking at some printer designs I decided to go with the Medel90 by Nophead. Since it is fully customizable and can be built with simple tools and someMDF board.

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  • Need some 3D printing done?

    Yess, my very own 3D Printing hub is alive! Check it out at 3D Hubs Erik’s Hub

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  • iMac why u no work?

    My iMac…. I am still a bit sad thinking about it, but never give up thats what I say. After a bit of googling I found a service manual of my iMac, which stated that the LED’s on the logic board should give you an idea of whats going on. Since none of my LED’s lit up the guide stated that there might be something wrong with the power supply (that would make sense right?), so I give my Chinese friend Ali a quick look and 60 Euro’s and 1 week later I have a replacement power supply.

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  • 3D Printer madness

    So I decided to buy a 3D printer kit from Aliexpress which is a great site for cheap stuff btw.

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  • Mini kitchen with LED cooking top

    Recently I constructed a wooden play kitchen for my daughter. The kitchen came as a self build package.

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  • iMac hdd replacement

    Last week I replaced my terribly slow harddisk with a brand new Samsung EVO 850 500GB SSD. Since I own an iMac this is not a straight forward as one might think.

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  • VXI11 Ruby

    When working with electronics there is a big chance you need a test setup, This setup often contains big and expensive products like oscilloscopes and signal generators. If your lab has big and expensive devices like this, chances are high that they can be controlled using the VXI11 protocol.

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  • Raspberry PI as Arduino network programmer

    This guide will show you how to program an Arduino connected to your Raspberry PI from the Arduino IDE on your local computer. Linux and OS X for now

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