Entries for the ‘Hacks’ Category

I’mma let you finish, but I just have to say that this plotbot is awesome!

I’m really digging the first test drawing that the new plotbot squeezed out from it’s steppers. The image it created on the paper was generated by a couple of different tweaks to the AFMotor+AccelStepper example code. This plotbot is made up of two PF35T-48 steppers being driven by an arduino & adafruit motor shield. Future […]

Vancouver Community Lab

The Vancouver Community Lab is having a party this Saturday, Jan 28th at 8pm. Please feel free to come by and say hi. Also, there are still a few spots left in the welding course on Sunday, Jan 29th from 1pm to 4pm. Please sign up at the eventbrite site if interested. The cost is […]

Board-games development night, Dec 6th, 2011

We are going to be developing our own card and board-games. These are going to be quick and dirty prototypes that we can use to test game mechanics and see what works and what doesn’t. We can do it in groups or as individuals. I will see if I can find some prizes for the best game, most complete game, […]

Resistor Drawer Labels

Resistor Labels 1 Resistor Labels 2 Thank you John Craver for creating and labeling the resistor drawer labels.

Makerbot printing settlers of game pieces


Thank you Mark Lougheed and Project STRUIX for the donation

STRUIX is a physical computing architecture designed to facilitate intercommunicating multiprocessor, multiprogram, parallel computing applications based on the Amtel megaAVR microcontroller and the circular topology of the LilyPad Arduino. Mark’s leverages the Lilypad Arduino from fashion accessory into a number crunching, I/O increasing multi-processor platform.  It was developed, in part, for his to create a (relatively) […]

Onion Peel Dye Pot Success!

Who knew that yellow onion peels would produce such a gorgeous golden hue? (Images from Monday, March 7th craft night)

successful replication with the MakerBot

Hey Hackers.  Just thought I would share my success story with the new VHS MakerBot. Backstory:  Two days after purchasing a new cupcake holder one of the 4 corner snaps broke.   Rather than returning/exchanging the product, I decided to repair it. Designing:  Using a pair of digital calipers I measured and reproduced the part in […]

micro-hydro power bucket

Hello Hackers!   For a long time I have been fascinated by the thoughts of free and renewable energy.  My inspiration to build this device came from a cabin in the woods which was surrounded by tall trees which blocked out the sun and the wind.  This left me unable to put up solar panels or […]