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MPCNC Built

Got my MPCNC built and I hit a snag.   I’ll blog more on the details  of the build later but since I haven’t posted in a while I wanted to offer a quick update on the blog. My MPCNC The build went smoothly and everything was going great.   I felt confident that I had a […]

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Vancouver Drones Fly-In

Yesterday (July 8) Vancouver Drones PHS met at Frenchman’s Bar for a ‘fly-in’.  We had four flyers up at a time so there was a lot opportunity to meet other enthusiasts, experience different equipment and discover a new place to fly. Experience This was the first outdoor meeting.  The agenda was to show up and […]

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Print a CNC Mill

Watching a “Tom’s” video I was made aware of the Mostly Printed Parts CNC mill  that is made with 3/4″ electrical conduit. Printing Parts This job is 90 plus hours of printing!  The Prusa MK3 is pumping out prints but not all has gone well.  The printer formally known as an ANet A8 was taken […]

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Creality Ender-3

Today the Creality Ender-3 arrived.  This was originally purchased as a potential frame to replace the ANet A8 acrylic frame.  As of this weekend I have the printer formally known as my A8 working nicely again.  The key word is again.  If the Ender-3 does well the next time it starts demanding my attention may […]

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Color scheme for a “Mostly Printed Parts” CNC

A color scheme can be very valuable when properly implemented.  I am in the process of printing parts for a “Mostly Printed Parts CNC mill”. The different axis’s in FreeCAD, OpenSCAD, Slicr3r, and Cura X are consistent with  X axis is Green, Y axis is Red, and  Z axis is Blue.  It makes sense to […]

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Ender3 – Yet another printer

It seems one printer isn’t enough, but why buy another printer?  First, the technology is changing fast.  Second, they are cheap.  Third, it is a good way to get a lot of electronics cheap.  Fourth, even if you have a great printer you want to know that it is really the ‘best’. Ender 3 A […]

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Vancouver Drones – Second meeting

The second meetup for Vancouver Drones was on Mother’s day and many members didn’t make the meeting.  I presented on building a hobby drone and we talked about dealing with the public when flying.  The good news is that we all agreed that the attitude towards drone flying seems to be softening and becoming an interest […]

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Parts for a DIY Drone

Building your own DroneBuilding your own Drone I’ve outlined an example build of a RoboCat 270mm racer.  The links are not recommendations but rather a way of allowing you to drill into more detail on a specific item.  I order from AliExpress.com and am familiar with their site so I linked to products on their […]

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PDX Drones – April Meetup

The PDX Drones meetup occurs the second Thusday @ 6:00 PM and is typically attended by around dozen members and one or two new people. What to Expect The Lucky Lab is loud. You will have to look around for a group with one or more drones out on the table because there probably won’t […]

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Core-XY with Cyclops and Chimera

To date my only experience in 3D printing has been with the Prusa i3 design.  With that in mind I wanted to make my next printer either a Delta or Core-XY. My interest in 3D printing revolves around multiple materials and I am anxiously waiting for the release of the new MM unit by Prusa, […]

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