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Stationary Drumcycle

Stationary Drumcycle

A recent toe injury kept me from running for a few weeks, and I bought a stationary bike to keep in shape while recovering. The exercise bike has a lot to recommend it: it’s low-impact, safe, easy to scale up for harder workouts, and indoors out of the weather. It’s also as boring as watching […]

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The MakerGear Mosaic 3D Printer  – Part VI: The Build Platform

The MakerGear Mosaic 3D Printer – Part VI: The Build Platform

This is the sixth of eight guides in a series documenting my build of MakerGear’s Mosaic desktop FDM/FFF 3D printer kit. the frame the Y-axis the X-axis the Z-axis the extruder the build platform the electronics the first print   This part covers assembly of the build platform, which consists of installing and adjusting the […]

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The MakerGear Mosaic 3D Printer – Part VII: The Electronics

The MakerGear Mosaic 3D Printer – Part VII: The Electronics

This is the seventh of eight guides in a series documenting my build of MakerGear’s Mosaic desktop FDM/FFF 3D printer kit. the frame the Y-axis the X-axis the Z-axis the extruder the build platform the electronics the first print   This part covers installation and wiring of the electronics that control the printer. First, the […]

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The MakerGear Mosaic 3D Printer – Part V: The Extruder

The MakerGear Mosaic 3D Printer – Part V: The Extruder

This is the fifth of eight guides in a series documenting my build of MakerGear’s Mosaic desktop FDM/FFF 3D printer kit. the frame the Y-axis the X-axis the Z-axis the extruder the build platform the electronics the first print   This part covers installation of the extruder assemblies, which consist of the preassembled motor and […]

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The MakerGear Mosaic 3D Printer – Part IV: The Z-Axis

The MakerGear Mosaic 3D Printer – Part IV: The Z-Axis

This is the fourth of eight guides in a series documenting my build of MakerGear’s Mosaic desktop FDM/FFF 3D printer kit. the frame the Y-axis the X-axis the Z-axis the extruder the build platform the electronics the first print   This part covers assembly of the Z-axis systems, including installation of the two hardened, precision […]

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The Wimshurst Influence Machine

[vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/2644322 w=560&h=315] When assembling a proper laboratory, the gentleman or lady experimenter should be sure to include a Wimshurst electrostatic generating machine. This device will serve tirelessly in investigations into the field of natural philosophy, and provide interesting parlor games such as the “electric kiss.” Herein we will demonstrate the construction of such a […]

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