I’m the worst at updating this web page, but you can check out my latest project for an ESP8266 based backyard weather station at my github page.
After we got back from our Disneyland trip, Heather suggested that I use my extra time off from work to start remodeling our office and laundry room. Our house was built in the late 80’s and the office and laundry still has what is probably the original carpet. It’s that low, high traffic, office type carpet and it’s in pretty rough shape. We bought a bunch of tile at Costco a couple years ago for this project and I’ve been dreading it. Worst part is no washer and dryer for a while, oh, and the carpet is glued down… What?!
Why has it taken me so long to decide to build a 3d printer? Better late than never I guess… Time to get started!
I’ve been trolling the Google delta printers group for information. A user on the group builds and sells carbon fiber arms with magnetic joints and I decided to purchase a set from him rather than try to build them myself. The length of the arms, particularly the consistency in length is very important to the geometry for print quality and accuracy, so I figured I shouldn’t skimp on this part. I ordered the arms on Monday and received them on Friday. Lighting fast shipping from Hawaii, awesome!
The arms are labeled with their length and are all within .01 mm.
Yes, this website
is was running on a $35 Raspberry Pi! A Pi is a small (a little bigger than a credit card), single board computer that runs Linux. I had an extra Pi and thought that this would be a good use for it.
Update – I ran the site for about 6 months or so on the Pi. I would have to reboot it or restart apache about once a week. I needed the Pi for another project so I moved the site to another computer.