While 3D printing plastic parts is amazing, convenient, cheap, and fun, it is not without disadvantages. One of those is that 3D-printed parts have a telltale look – specifically the lines that make up the layers of the part during printing. But there is an easy way to get rid of those lines and make… Continue reading Polish Your 3D Printed Part
Today’s post is about creating your first 3D printed part. I’ve recently started playing with 3D printed parts using a PolyPrinter 3D printer. With the PolyPrinter, learning 3D printing was much faster than I imagined, and very easy to do. If you’re just starting out, I highly recommend downloading a simple project from Thingiverse just… Continue reading Your First 3D Printed Part
The first dikuw WordPress blog was written on Dec. 7, 2011, more than 7 years ago. Time flies, doesn’t it? December 7, 2011 I was living in Emeryville, California, which is just across the bay from San Francisco. I was working on a project for Bayer Healthcare in Berkeley. I had a girlfriend named Erica… Continue reading Hello Word 2019!
A few posts ago I talked about how I was getting into woodworking for some Internet-of-Things (IoT) projects I’ve been working on. I had a lot of fun using the table saw, drill press, sanders, and hand tools. I’ve recently automated some of my production process with a 5×8 foot CNC routing table. Learning this… Continue reading Intro to a CNC Router
This post covers the steps to set-up a raspberry Pi for remote connections using remot3.it. I was looking for a way to connect to the Pi headlessly (no keyboard, mouse, and monitor attached) so that I could update WiFi settings depending on where the device is. This proved to be a simple and effective solution.… Continue reading Setting Up a Raspberry Pi for Remote Connections
So my latest IoT (Internet-of-Things) project has me doing some woodworking, and much to my surprise, the woodworking piece is much harder than setting up the Pi, programming Python scripts, and wiring up I/O. It just does not come naturally to me. Here’s what I’ve learned so far: