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11 months ago in Blogs
This is Mechpen, my newest drawbot. The idea was to have a robot arm that could sketch on a rather large surface. It is a SCARA (Selective Compliance Assembly Robot Arm) robot arm, meaning the robot has a shoulder and...
3 years ago in Blogs
Here comes the 14th and final part of a mini series in which I paint the water line, add minor bits and pieces and put it in the water.
Only painting this time.
First bit of paint on the boat.
Now attaching the gunwales.
Here I’m glueing in the seat tops and the breast hook.
In this part I’m installing the king plank and the foredeck.
Here I’m starting working on the seats.
In this part I finally put some fibre glass on the outside of the hull.
The sixth part shows how I roll over the boat for the first time.
In part 5 I remove the cable ties and start glueing parts together.
Here comes part 4, where I stitch all pieces together.
In the third part I’m moving to a bigger place to start assembling the hull.
Here comes part 2. Still more woodwork. Stay tuned for next time, when I leave my small workshop and move into a larger, temporary “boatyard”.
My projects are getting larger and larger lately. This time I’m trying to build a boat. A small wooden boat of 15 feet. I thought building a boat that you could actually use, that should be great fun. And of...
4 years ago in Blogs
This project has been on my to-do list like forever. Over the last years I acquired a couple of tools and now I have a somewhat decent workshop. The Raspi 3 is there and quite powerful enough to run MAME....
Four years ago I built The Almost Useless Machine, a tiny machine that tries to cut a wooden dowel. Here comes the second incarnation, a bit stronger and a bit more robust. There are quite some videos of home made...
Last November I was part of a web documentary by arte.tv about makers and FabLabs and the like. It consists of 8 parts and deals with a couple of different aspects of the maker scene. Great work, thanks Adrien and...
From time to time I enjoy simple and quick projects. It’s like taking a break from that other long running project. This simple stool took me around 4 hours to make. Best of all, it’ll never need to re-charge. Searching...
5 years ago in Blogs
Thinking up robots and machines is one of my number one pleasures. Being able to realize them, tops everything. I added a couple of power tools to my small shop and as a result, my projects got bigger and more...
I always loved watching marble machines, especially the creations of denha. These little machines are super cute and very well made. So a marble machine was on my todo list for a very long time. To start easy, I decided...
6 years ago in Blogs
Since I started playing with electronics, I dreamed of building my own robot. Not buying a kit, but making every part of it myself. It took quite a while, almost 11 months, not full time, of course, but on and...
A while ago I bought and assembled a ShapeOko 2. It took a while to get it running and I also done a few upgrades. The first project is a keychain for the new/old car of my friends and studio...
Last July I bought a small used lathe. It’s a Proxxon SD 300, also known as Hobbymat MD65 or as PRAZI Saupe/Unitech SD-300. It can hold pieces up to 300mm in length and weighs about 45kg. Why a lathe you...
8 years ago in Blogs
This article is also available in Serbo-Croatian language by Vera Djuraskovic. Thanks Vera! For quite some time I had my Raspi lying around. And some RGB Pixels as well. So it was about time to bring them together. The last...