Last month at the Portland OR 3D printing Meetup, someone suggested we should all make our own name badges so Shashi wouldn’t need to bring as many “Hello, My Name Is” paper tags to the Meetups. Game On!
In this post I explain how to make your own, two-color 3D Printed name badge just like mine.
Continue reading Making a 3D Printed Name Badge
I’ve found 3D printing to be perfect for creating replacement parts for the various things that break around the house. Recently I realized that I could make a replacement for the armoire door clip that had been bent beyond recognition over the years. This post details how I designed and tested the 3D printed replacement, including a checklist at the end of this post.
Continue reading Designing a 3D printed cabinet clip replacement
I’ve been having trouble gluing PLA parts together reliably., so I decided to do a brief experiment.
Continue reading Experimenting with PLA glue
“Do I have enough filament to print this one thing?” That’s the question on my mind whenever I’m nearing the end of a reel of filament. I can’t stand wasting a few meters of filament by underestimating what’s left, and I don’t want to unwind a few meters of filament just to measure it and wind it back on the reel.
Continue reading How to Estimate Your Remaining Filament
Recently while working on an open source Arduino library (more about that later) I ran into a challenge: how to make the library’s interrupt-related code compile into the Sketch only if the Sketch writer needed it?
Continue reading How to write an Arduino Library that contains Sketch-conditional code
I thought that some business contacts were just giving me the cold shoulder. I didn’t suspect the root problem, because most of my messages were getting through, and I naively thought spam filters worked by noticing piles of similar messages.
Continue reading Is your outgoing mail marked as Spam?
If you’ve done much 3d printing, you’ve probably noticed occasional bubbles in your print. Many 3d filaments absorb water from the air, causing the plastic to bubble as it extrudes from the hot end of the printer.
Continue reading The best way to store 3d printing filament
I’ve been designing 3d printed parts for a while now, and thought I had the process down to a science. Continue reading What is a Brim and why does my 3d print need one?
A calculator Android app I’m writing needed an expression parser, so I researched how to build one. I started by reading a bit of Google’s Android Open Source Project Calculator source to get some ideas.
Continue reading I’ve integrated JavaCC with Android Studio
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