Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Lace toggles

Here's a quick one:
Due to record cold, I've been using my insulated work boots on a daily basis for the first time. While I love them, I hate how long it takes to get them on and off, and it takes forever to adjust them when wearing gloves.

So, I downloaded and printed this file in bright green:

I'm not super happy with the results, if I get annoyed enough, I might redesign it for better printing, but for now, it works!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

3D Printing: Ceiling Fan Repair

I have three matching ceiling fans in my house, but when I moved in, one of them was missing both the glass light globe and the retaining ring.
Before: ceiling fan without a globe

What the other fans look like.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Raspi Lapdock: Ready for Hacking

I've gotten my Lapdock + Raspberry Pi ready for hardware and software hacking, and I have to admit that I'm thrilled with the results.

  • Motorola Bionic Lapdock
  • Raspberry Pi (Rev B)
  • Raspberry Pi camera
  • Tenda USB WiFi Adapter
  • 3D printed Raspberry Pi holder
  • 3D printed Raspberry Pi camera case
  • Short solderless bread board + components and wires
  • Cables and adapters for the lapdock <--> raspi connections
  • Lots of hook and loop fasteners to keep cables and devices tamed

At the end, I have a completely portable <3 lb wireless hacktop good not only for working on the go, but for keeping my work area neat.