Do you want to laser engrave or cut, but don’t like the idea of pumping the smoke out of a window? Or perhaps, like us, you live in a climate not conducive to that? The Glowforge Compact Filter has come in handy during our freezing cold winter days, but it is not entirely good news, […]
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Bittboy or PocketSprite? Which is best? Which should you buy?
The Ender 3, as the name suggests, is the improved successor of the Creality Ender 2 3D printer kit, with a larger build area (~220mm+ x 220mm+ x 250), but still with the aluminium extrusion based semi-built-kit construction of the rest of their 3D printer kit line. Back in June I gave my first impressions and since […]
I am on a mission to make my Chinese K40 Laser Engraver work like a much more expensive USA name-brand machine. Update to Part 2 – Brain Boosting Previously, I bought and installed a new mainboard of electronics, and a filter for the pungent smoke. I am happy to say, while the filter still feels […]
My K40 laser is the most humble of its kind, having analog dial and controls, and basic optics. Even so, the results are fine. Now my mission is to take this little Chinese laser and bring it up to the 21st Century. 1. Optics The default mirrors and lenses are built to a price point, […]
While Arduino and Raspberry Pi dominate, there are other boards out there for robot builders. One of the best for rapid robot development is IoTiny from EZ-Robot.
DJI/Ryze Tello Mini-Drone is, as the name suggests, a new and tiny drone from the people who created my lovely DJI Mavic Pro. The important differences are, however, compelling:
The Prusa Mk2/Mk3 3d printers are renowned as top quality, but buying parts is a painfully expensive deal due to the long journey and single supplier. That just changed!
The T8 CNC is a desktop CNC kit built with aluminum extrusions, open source Arduino hardware, and GRBL software. If you were looking to learn CNC, perhaps this little $200 CNC mill could be a good start? T8 CNC specs Firstly, we need to address the obvious. This CNC mill is tiny. The cutting area is […]
Creality and the CR-10 reviews were everywhere in 2017. Only Prusa got better press from what I could see. Justifiably, I might add. The Creality Ender 2 kit is a cut-down CR-10. Literally, it is like half a printer. Does it perform half as well? Let’s see … Half a printer? The Ender 2 […]