July 16, 2017 Shop Log

  • I finally got around to fixing the flat tire on my Xtracycle. The damage was pretty extensive, and I had to replace both the inner tube and tire. 
  • I create a couple of time lapse camera mounts. 

July 9, 2017 Shop Log

  • Finally got to Harbor Freight to pick up a power strip with long cord for the K40 Laser Cutter and Engraver Cart. 
  • I finished one CEIA Magnetometers Stacking Pallet. 
  • And another…
  • I tried to upgrade MakerCave Mac Mini from Ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04. However, the keyboard and mouse didn’t work upon reboot. Sign, reinstalling 14.04… 
  • And adding another piece to MakerCave Gallery…

July 8, 2017 Shop Log

  • Continuing to work on CEIA Magnetometers storage…I managed to cut another set of yokes today. 
  • While the Shapeoko worked on the yokes, I finished (12) tabletops, ready to be painted Monday. 
  • I worked on a cart for my K40 Laser Cutter and Engraver. I picked up a dust collector from Harbor Freight for use as an exhaust fan. 
  • Rather than buying more, I decided to make due with what I had on hand. I needed 4″ duct to run from the laser cutter to the dust collector. I thought I would just go out and buy another piece of 4″ duct despite having several feet laying around the shop. I may need it later. STOP! USE WHAT YOU HAVE! 

June 24, 2017 Shop Log

  • I received my Controller Card replacement for my Full Spectrum Laser Muse Laser Cutter on Thursday. With a break from my work schedule, I finally reinstalled it, and you know what, it works…
  • While installing the Controller Card, I continue to work on the storage racks for the CEIA Magnetometers with the Shapeoko…
  • And let there be light…

June 3, 2017 Shop Log

  • Because Hagrid is too cool to be left in storage, unseen…
  • After several prints because of a tripped circuit breaker, I moved the Stacker Commercial 3D Printer to another circuit. 
  • I also mounted the Raspberry Pi Octoprint Server to the Printer. 
  • Added another piece to the gallery…

May 28, 2017 Shop Log

  • While the Shapeoko worked on cutting yokes for the CEIA Magnetometers…
  • I built a cart for my new Full Spectrum Muse Laser Cutter from scraps I had laying around MakerCave. OK, not completely true…I had to pick up two additional casters and its dedicated power strip from Harbor Freight to complete. 
  • I added another piece to the gallery…
  • And the Stacker 3D Printer is working hard on Kayla’s open BCI project…