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WSPiR - A $50 Raspbery Pi Radio Beacon

WSPiR - A $50 Raspbery Pi Radio Beacon

Tl;dr Weak Signal Propagation (with Pi) Reporting - How a Raspberry Pi Zero can send digital messages across the world (or at least the continent) with with less power than a WiFi Router, for less than $50. With the Low Pass Filter and a minimal laser-cut acrylic case, the

Desktop Aquaponic Vase

Desktop Aquaponic Vase

Tl;dr Grow plants with fish waste, in a slimline desktop aquaponic vase. Available for customization and download on Thingiverse. The Inspiration Image Copyright 2015 Penn-Plax. This design was inspired by the Penn Plax "Aqua-Ponic Planter", evident in the sketch on the left. Like most of my projects the Desktop

A Quick Introduction to G-Code

A Quick Introduction to G-Code

Forward I am not a G-Code expert. You'll find tonnes of other, likely more instructive, tutorials for G-Code online. Google is your friend here, I kid you not there are thousands of hours a few clicks away. Right then, with that out of the way let's launch right in. Tl;

(Mostly) Recycled Drawing Robot

(Mostly) Recycled Drawing Robot

Tl;dr It's a robot that draws on sticky notes. It runs on an Arduino Uno. You send the Arduino G-Code instructions, and it moves a pen around and draws. You can download the parts from Thingiverse but unless you can find identical CD-ROM drives they'll be more useful as

Current 3D Printer Setup

Current 3D Printer Setup

All the hideous details you've never wanted about my print setup. Printers MonoPrice Select Mini Here printing slavikk's Low Poly Skull. My current printer is the Monoprice Select Mini. I bought the Mini as a second printer when my Prusa i3 started acting up. I wanted something that required little