Well... here are two hours of my life I'll never get back. Still better than nothing though.
The lighter wrap tutorial I followed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfRw1L9SeQs (the hard part is fitting it to your lighter)
So yeah, I've started making paracord bracelets and other stuffies from paracord. I've made a blog category for this new hobby. We'll see where it goes.
Have a nice day!
I 3d printed some vest buttons. They're quite practical, really easy to unbutton because of the tip on one end but they don't slip out because the wider other end locks them in place. The vest I got from a clothes-swapping event that took place last week.
I also bought this cute figure of Yoda from a friend. Check out her blog you must, at HappyYarnJobs.blogspot.se.
What else have I been doing since my last blog entry?
That's about it for this blog. Happy Easter!
Here's a generic blog update on... nothing in particular. Work is going great, we got a present from the 1980s delivered yesterday:
The 3D printing is going rather well although the best 3D print I have seen thus far came from a resin-printer in the Karlstad makerspace of a Warhammer 40K Space Marine:
I will be painting it at some point in the future in my own custom colours.
Speaking of which. Sometimes I really do have too much time on my hands:
A new jacket and scarf go a long way towards making a red and black style work well. Custom red shoelaces because why not.
Another project I've been trying to get time for is to make some jewelry with 3D printed components. I was thinking some anchor bracelets to start out with:
That's it for this blog entry, have a nice day!
Here is also a picture of the bus-ride home:
I visited another Makerspace yesterday, might even work there at some point in the future. They mainly work with bio-composite 3D printing and some PLA-based materials.
Here are some examples of things printed with these materials:
They are bringing in even more 3D printers and the goal appears to be being able to print products at any size and custom built specifically for that consumer.
It's an interesting project and place to be for sure. I'm currently learning their machines and way of operating but maybe I'll joi... OH MY GOD, A MOTHERFLIPPIN' ROBOT
...ok while this isn't part of the 3D printing-project, she is just standing there in a half-abandoned production facility in the adjacent locales. This thing is freaking massive and I think is used to stack and move around planks.... maybe. Either way, she looks lonely.
That's about it for this blog. We'll see how this turns out. That robot though...
Yes, this project is still going. Just made this little lamp. It's attached to the wall with a magnet so you can use it as a torch when reading or just remove it altogether.
Here is how the apartment looks at the moment:
Doing some experiments with lamp v 2.0. Going for either cloth or coloured paper to give the apartment some red-ish mood-lighting:
I was also recently at a restaurant and they had these awesome decorations in the window:
That's not actually fire, just a smoke machine with a light underneath (I'm guessing) but the effect is surprisingly convincing. I would love one of those for my apartment. Depending on where I could get it and how much it would cost.
That's about it for this update. Expecting mostly everything to be assembled in the next update.
Last Tuesday we went to Norway to try out some tricycles. There were tricycles with electromotors and regular recumbent bikes. We tried out all sorts but the red one in the photos was my favorite.
Here is another prototype fresh from the VITRIOL 3D R&D department. The lamp I designed in my original concepts has been realized with some measure of questionable success.
I started in trueSpace more or less the same way as I did the furniture.
I bought the screws and lamps needed. Next it was off to Karlstad Makerspace to craft the final components.
When the machine was finished I went home and painted it quickly in the evening because the very next day I went back to Karlstad and assembled it at a new initiative called a "crAfter Work".
Essentially it's a get-together for people who like to craft things of any and all descriptions.
After that the prototype was finished and ready to be tested in my apartment. Mounting is still an issue but has several solutions already.
...and there you have it. This was a fun project for sure but there are a couple of modifications I'm going to make. For one, I'd like it to be brighter so I'll probably end up mounting two lamps instead of one.
I also have some space left below the small LED lamps so I could probably reduce how tall it is as well. Perhaps arrange the lamps slightly differently so I can make it even smaller.
The paper is another issue, it was surprisingly hard to find a paper that let through enough light, was big enough and didn't cost a fortune. Especially coloured paper since for this prototype I had hoped to go for a purple or red colour rather than the pure white. Just for funky experimentation's sake.
Another issue with the paper was how annoyingly hard it was to mount in the grooves. Only bottom grooves for the final version.
Maybe I'll switch to using thin cloth instead of paper. More experimentation is needed there.
Obviously for the final results I will be using less obvious screws, or just simply paint over them.
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