I bought an old Rancilio Silvia at ebay. This espresso machine seems to be somehow very popular – at least you can find a lot of information about it in the Internet including people upgrading it with a PID, pre-infusion, applying insulation to the heater and doing various other modifications. So it’s a good choice if […]
While setting up my local mbed development environment I came across one issue I could’t fix for some time – I couldn’t manage to use printf() to display debug messages on my computers terminal emulator from an external prototyping board.
After many years talking about the pros and cons of having a loft bed for the kids I finally got the go to build one on my own. Loft or bulk beds can be bought used for a few bugs on ebay or you go to a special shop where you you easily spent 1000 […]
The other day I ordered a new 1kg spool of PLA for my Ultimaker 2 but didn’t think of the spool being bigger in comparison to a standard 0,75 kg spool. I had printed / assembled some bearing supported spool holder + filament guide to fix the prominent Ultimaker 2 filament guiding issues just to realize […]
I had a hard time finding a simple way creating holes in rectangular objects or a cylinder and eventually attach a flange to it. The solution is quite simple. It will work with cylinders as too. Unfortunately you can’t see the tools that I’ve selected in the tutorial below as Mac OS changes the curser while using the screenshot feature […]
Working with Sketchup in between beginner and intermediate skill level can be a back-braking adventure. I was exited after the first steps when it was so simple to extrude three dimensional objects in no time. But it doesn’t stay that simple. Going to the next level requires a lot of in-depth knowledge, fiddling around with plugins and watching hours of video tutorials. […]