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:
Today’s post concern’s itself with Derek Siver’s book “Anything You Want: 40 Lessons for a New Kind of Entrepreneur.” I recently finished this short read via an audiobook on Audible, which is pleasantly read by Derek himself. Overall one gets the feeling that the building of his business was a casual, almost accidental affair that… Continue reading Casual Company Building: Review of Derek Sivers’ “Anything You Want: 40 Lessons for a New Kind of Entrepreneur”