- IBM Model M
- Filco TKL Cream
– Switches: Cherry MX Blue
– Keycaps: Standard
- Vortex Pok3r 60% White
– Switches: Cherry MX Brown + O-Rings
– Keycaps: Signature Plastics DSA
- Self build GH60
– Switches: Gateron MX Blue
– Keycaps: Tai-Hao Miami
- Ducky Shine 2 TKL
– Switches: Cherry MX Red
– Keycaps: Standard
I wanted to do this since a long time and finally i did it, i built a small and simple weather station. It uses an Arduino Uno with Ethernet-Shield, a DS18B20-Sensor for the indoor temperature and a Adafruit HTU21D-F for outdoor humidity and temperature and sends the measurements via http to a php script which writes them in a .json file.
As a enclosure i printed this awesome Radiation Shield in ABS and coated it with some epoxidy to make it more durable.
Code and detailed instructions avaibale at GitHub.
I recently moved and build my very owm tinker-room, i like it!
So.. i got a third printer. Not that i needed one but i wanted one. Something small but powerful with the ability to print any material. After some research i found the Lulzbot Mini and immediately fell in love. Not only can he do all i want, he even has automatic bed leveling and is completely open source. Not only the software also all the specs for the hardware are available and licensed under GPLv3/CCBYSA4.0.
The detail of engineering is amazing. The autolevel functions with the nozzle and the metal-pads on the side, when they touch, a circuits closes. To make sure it can touch, the nozzle gets cleaned before leveling on a small pad at the back of the bed. There are holes in the top and the side of the metal case to mount cameras and RaspberryPi’s, you get a lot of tools with it, there is a handle to carry it around, the filament holder can be flipped down.. everything about this printer feels really well thought through.
The Mini has no display, but that’s no problem, at least for me, since i’m using OctoPrint anyway.
I can only recommend this printer for everyone who wants a easy but awesome printing experience.
One thing I didn’t like: the printer is really loud. I measured it with my iPhone (not really accurate i guess) and came to 70-80dB which is as loud as a loud conversation. But there is an easy fix, install a damper on the Y-Axis-Driver. There is a Open Hardware Assembly Instruction available from Lulzbot. This damped it down to about 60dB (as loud as a normal conversation) but feels like at least half as loud.
- RaspberryPi 3 with OctoPrint
- Moons Nema 17 Stepper Motor Damper
- Anti vibration mat (used for washers)
- These LED-stripes to make some light
- This usb power adapter for the RPi and the LED-Stripes
All about the Mini in this post.
Wanhao Duplicator i3
The Wanhao Duplicator i3 is a 3D-Printer with the capability to produce a fantastic quality for a low price. To archive that, some mods are required. I listed the mods that changed the print quality significant below under “mods” and some other cosmetic and comfort stuff under “Additions”.
I tinkered quite a bit to get the most out of the printer and i had to disassemble the extruder more than a few times because of some clogs or stuck filament. If he is printing he does a really good job.
I totally recommend the Wanhao i3 as a beginner printer. While modding and fixing things you learn a lot about how it works.
Forge-Bot Delta printer
A friend of mine is a talented engineer and build his own 3D-Printer, a Delta inspired by the Kossel-Printers.
It’s a well build machine wich is capable of printing with 80mm/s and still maintain good quality.
You can read more about the printer on his Website: formgeber-3d-druck.de
Wanhao i3 and the Forge-Bot on my nice Ikea cupboard.