Wednesday, September 21, 2011

New electronics

Finally upgrading my MakerBot to Gen4 electronics! just ordered them, plus a MK7 extruder!

My plan is to install everything on the Cupcake, use the Cupcake to print a printer that I'm designing, then transfer all the electronics and stuff to the new printer! afterwards i'll probably still keep the Cupcake around for fun, with gen3 electronics on it again.

UPDATE! the parts have shipped, expected delivery = 9/28! *happy dance*

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Spa work

For the past couple months (though more lately) I've been working on refitting an old inground spa that my parents put in 10 years ago. The pump system's been giving us problems, and it's been getting more and more frustrating having to buy expensive chemicals (chlorine is over 150 a bucket, and a bucket lasts about a year) and filters (160 bucks each, new one every 3 months, well, 6 in our case, but that's really pushing it). So, I'm completely re-doing the entire system.

More after the break