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Wave Lamp – Weathers and Alerts

Friday, 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

Saturday, 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

Friday, 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

Sunday, 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

Monday, 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

Friday, 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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