January 9, 2018 Shop Log

  • Not feeling so well today.
  • The Shapeoko was put to work cutting out foam mount backers for Amphitheater Concession TV mounts. The mounts are being hung on a split-faced block wall, which is rough and uneven. The foam backer is to “even” out the mounting surface.
  • The Stacker 3D Printer was working on printing out some more spray can rack mounts, to get MakerCave better organized.
  • I worked on setting up operating systems on SD cards for two new Raspberry Pi Security Camera.
  • I flipped on the Muse Laser Cutter nd Engraver for a pushed software update. It hasn’t come through yet.
  • The MakerCave iMac is also undergoing updates.

October 1, 2017 Shop Log

  • I realized that we lost some detail in the initial print of the Mirror of Erised. I changed a setting in Simplify3D to allow single layer walls to be printed.
  • I also modified two illuminated Exit Signs for temporary canopy tent installations. I added a Edison tail for AC power and a switch to turn off the backup battery when not used.
  • I worked on the CEIA Magnetometer Storage Dollies. I redesigned the wheel board to be narrower and not include stacking storage yokes.
  • This required me to include a single battery storage box onto the Stacking Pallet.
  • Well, the Muse took a shit today. The touchscreen will not turn on and is blank. The machine is a dud. I noticed the issue beginning to rear it ugly head over the last couple of cutting sessions, but a power cycle seemed to resolve the issue. Now that doesn’t work…

September 14, 2017 Shop Log

  • Well, I lost a second shop light today and am forced to deal with it. I purchased (2) 400W Metal Halide Bulbs and replaced the bad bulbs. The climb up the extension ladder was a bit sketchy.
  • I completed Counter Supports for the Amphitheater. The counter in the Front Storage Room gave way and needs to be repaired. Tomorrow these get installed.
  • Before heading home, a quick cut on the FSL Muse…

September 2, 2017 Shop Log

  • A friend asked me to create a holder for the battery charger of his drone. With the help of the FSL Muse Laser Engraver and Cutter, here is what I came up with…
  • He seems happy with it.
  • I also cut pole mounting clamps for the next solar recharging station.
  • While waiting for cuts to complete, I loaded StarCraft Remastered on the MakerCave iMac.
  • And made a parking directional sign for the Amphitheater…

August 11, 2017 Shop Log

  • I finally completed the fourth CEIA Magnetometers Storage Dolly with the installation of the Battery Storage Box.
  • I moved the fourth CEIA Magnetometers Storage Dolly out of MakerCave to the Amphitheater.
  • I managed to cut two more pairs of yokes for the CEIA Magnetometers.
  • Also stockpiled parts for future CEIA Magnetometers Storage Dollies…
  • The latest addition to the MakerCave Art Gallery…