Knight Rider Circuit

November 25th, 2014

Knight Rider circuit

I can’t believe it has taken me this long to build a Knight Rider circuit. Eventually there will be custom boards and they will be installed in a robot heads.

I based this circuit off of this one and this one. Thanks people who posted those.

The Slinky Machine

November 14th, 2014

Maiden Voyage

Because a Slinky wasn’t fun enough. Still in the prototype stage, needs the timing to be adjusted, but the Slinky Machine was a very fun build. I love ridiculous machines.

Putting it All Together

November 14th, 2014

Getting there

Almost ready for a trial run. It’s moving at least.

More Mechanisms

November 14th, 2014

More Mechanisms

Really happy with how these things turned out. Kind of a piston like device that allows a shaft to travel smoothly. Some copper pipe, bushings, shaft, and some shaft collars. More to come.

More Mechanisms

Beginnings of a Mechanism

November 7th, 2014

Beginnings of a Mechanism

Trying to build a fun little thing, here are the beginnings.

Vacuum Former First Pulls

November 7th, 2014

First Attempts

Not that successful with my first pulls from my DIY vacuum former. I think I was using material that was too thick and not enough heat. My suction could be a little weak too. More to come.

First Attempts

ITP on Tested.com

November 7th, 2014

It’s a pretty good day when you get to talk about a place you love on a site you love. Thanks Norm and Sean, I had a blast.

2×4 Project Enclosures

October 30th, 2014

Enclosures with components

I’ve been experimenting with different materials for small electronic project enclosures, and lately I’ve been into using scrap 2×4’s. Something about the look I really like.

Cored Out 2 by 4 Project Enclosure

A quick how to can be found here.

Cored Out Center

Vacuum Former Build Part 3

October 23rd, 2014

Electric Grill

I got a cheap electric grill for the heating element of the build. Striped it down and ready to try some tests.

The components so far

Vacuum Former Build Part 2

October 23rd, 2014

Carrier Frame and Vacuum Table

I CNC’d some MDF for the vacuum table part of the build. Glued and sandwiched it all together. There is a hole at the bottom that fits the hose on our shop vac.

Carrier Frame and Vacuum Table

MDF Vacuum Table

Table before snading.