Personal Blog – Dushyant
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Wave Lamp – Weathers and Alerts

December 29th, 2017

Not much to say here – I created an instructable with all the details:

https://www.instructables.com/id/Wave-Lamp-Weather-and-Alerts/

3D Printed this wave lamp, controlling it with an ESP8266. It gets the weather from openweathermaps and changes colour based on the forecast for London. 

Large 3D Printer

November 25th, 2017

I was reminded by a few colleagues that I have not updated this blog in years now. I guess, I’ve just been too busy playing to blog.

When I had moved to the US (2014), I had backed a kickstarter project called Cobblebot. I’m not even going to link to it here as it was a really bad experience, however it did get me started with 3D printing. With the help of fellow backers on Google+, I was able to build a decent printer that provided me lots of fun. I had never built it for anything serious and most of the things I ended up printing were downloads from thingiverse. But, it was fun nevertheless:

In it’s final version it was able to print a size of 14″x14″x14″; though I never printed anything that large. I built and re-built it multiple times with new upgrades all the time; mainly using ideas from the Google+ community

The first print was a hollow cube:

But went on to print lots of great prints once I had the settings and upgrades done. Some examples include:

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One of the best upgrade I did was change the controller from RAMPS that came with the kit to a Cohesion3D ReMIX. It’s 32-bit, runs Smoothieware and makes the motions so smooth and results so amazing, I simply don’t know why everyone still uses the RAMPS controllers. I also wrote a blog post for 3DPrinterChat that describes how you can use the Smoothie compatible boards to easily replace your RAMPS controller. 

Smoothiefy Your Printer

Finally, the printer looked like this, before I disassembled it while moving from the US to UK:

Now, in  London, I’ve started to rebuild it and decided to supersize it:

Don’t ask why I did it; even I don’t know 🙂

Infinity Mirror Clock

July 11th, 2014

LED clocks have become a passion. After the first one, this is the third version. Will put up the circuit and process in some time. Till then – here are the photos:

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Full instructions: http://www.instructables.com/id/Infinity-Mirror-Clock/


See me at Maker Faire!

LED Clock

April 20th, 2014

One of my clocks stopped working – and it happened to be a clock my wife likes a lot. Went to the repair shop and the guy said that he didn’t have the spare parts and could not repair this. So – I thought – why not build an LED clock – I had tons of LEDs and an RTC module just waiting to be used.

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Cubetto Clone

March 17th, 2014

Based on an idea from http://primo.io, I set about making one for my son. Loosely based on their schematics, I have made the following:

Cubetto Clone

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Magic 8-Ball

February 7th, 2014

Whipped up a small circuit for my niece’s school project – a Magic 8-Ball.

Instructions:

Think of a question (with a Yes or No answer)

Press Button

And see the Magic Answer.

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