This is how fast cubeClock v1 locks onto GPS satellites. The clock syncs fast because a battery helps remember satellite fixes. No magic. The clock chassis was #3dprinted and designed with #fusion360 #teknoelogy. The next version will have a custom printed circuit board with an ESP8266 Wi-Fi chip for time syncing over the internet. I’ve learnt some new skills since v1.
This MagSafe inspired connector has been very fruitful. It's strong. Just wait for it… This is Volt Bolt, a mini volt meter I invented to take on the road. The first series has 22 gauge silicone test leads for prototype breadboarding. Volt Bolt was #3dprinted, and designed from scratch with #fusion360 #teknoelogy. Spring-loaded contacts mate precisely with a custom circuit board in the test lead module. The “N” and dot on the circuit board are functional electrical contracts. P.S. I could have added more weight, but the string was getting too long! #madeinvancouver
Pressure testing a #3dprinted gear fidget. High quality Japanese ball bearings allow the gears to spin easily. I engineered the design from scratch using #cinema4d and #fusion360 #teknoelogy. The recorded sound gives me chills. It reminds me of something in a _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ‘ s office. Fill in the blank. #madeinvacouver.
Four screws hold eight pieces together. This is my new record for a #3dprinted part assembly. Notice that the sensor drums have back covers. No more visible wiring. Designed from scratch with Autodesk #fusion360 #teknoelogy. See previous post to read more about the Sensor Swivel design. Now, I’m waiting for my printed circuit boards to arrive via DHL. #madeinvancouver
I whipped up a #3dprinted jig to help countersink M1.6 holes in Volt Bolt contact circuit boards. I can access all three holes by reversing the fixture clamp. Designed with #fusion360 #teknoelogy. The cnc'd thumbscrews are actually for RC helicopters. #madeinvancouver
Sound up. Snap, krackle, ’n print. ASA-PRO #3dprinted parts really have easy raft removal. The overall print quality is a bit more blobby than I like, but I just love this shade of grey. ASA is also UV-proof for outdoor stuff.
Assembly of a #3dprinted AA Dummy. I swapped out a pair of alkaline AA's for a single lithium-ion battery. So, I designed this adaptor to fill up the empty space. The lithium-ion generates about 4 Volts which is about a volt higher than two alkaline batteries. Depending on the intended usage, one could use a diode (or two) to bring down the voltage. Or, in my case, I'm powering an LED which was retrofitted in my Panasonic Light Scope. (upgraded from an incandescent bulb. see previous post from last week) So, a current limiting resistor works well to keep things in balance. Designed with #fusion360 #teknoelogy. Any ideas for a catchy name for this product?! #vancouverdesigner
Sensor Swivel - first iteration. This unit is part of an interior design lighting system. It has a PIR motion sensor, CdS light sensor, and an LED. It's smaller than you think. The drum section diameter is only 18mm. Designed with #fusion360#teknoelogy and #3dprinted. The real prototype was good, so next I'll add some design flare. #madeinvancouver
Sound up. Want to make your own #3dprinted drag chain? Download the Autodesk #fusion360 design file from "teknoel" on #thingiverse. The design is parametric so you can tweak it. See previous post #teknoelogy
I was tired of the crappy knob encoder and software debouncing on my M200 #3dprinter. So, I did some hardware hacking, and added a debounce board, an aerospace-grade Elma E33 encoder, and a #3dprinted knob with stainless steel bling center. Since the new encoder had a different circuit board footprint, I opted to design a 3D printed mount. The knob feels very tactile. P.S. This encoder sounds louder in the video than in real-life. Designed with #fusion360#teknoelogy
The tiny circuit board for magnetic electrical connector in Volt Bolt. The gold "N" and dot shapes are functional electrical contacts. All designed from scratch including the screws and pcb pads. The smallest screw is M1.6. Designed in #fusion360#3dprinted#madeinvancouver
Work in progress. 1/4-20 camera rigging mount. The M3 brass thread inserts secure bolts from both sides. So the #3dprinted parts are under compression. There is a third piece which hasn't been design yet, but so far so good. Designed with Autodesk #fusion360#teknoelogy#madeinvancouver
Busted! Yes, I use glue. My favorite is "RapidFix" ultraviolet curing adhesive. It's transparent, but glows with a black light. It works well to embed electronic components in #3dprinted parts. Designed with #fusion360#teknoelogy
Inside a #3dprinted gear fidget. It's cool to view the cross section of the helical gears. 100% modeled from scratch, right down to the ball bearings. Yes, I'm nuts. Designed with #fusion360 and #cinema4d #teknoelogy. See previous posts for the real thing.
The widest material choice in 3D printing. The Ultimaker booth at #formnext showcased a beautiful example of how materials enable applications. Don’t forget to check our new material pages online. Filter the material properties that your application needs, find the world’s leading filament manufacturers, and some of their most-used materials – all via the Ultimaker website. Link in bio! #ultimaker#innovateeveryday
Gerhard Schubert GmbH chose Ultimaker 3D printers for their ease of use and high-quality performance – print after print. That choice means Schubert’s customers can browse, select, and 3D print new tools on demand via a secure virtual warehouse. Discover how their digital distribution works via link in bio! #ultimaker#innovateeveryday
Testing out the new knob encoder hardware on my #zortrax #3dprinter. So much better. I added a debounce board, Elma E33 encoder, and a #3dprinted knob with stainless steel bling center. See previous post for behind the scenes. It's more than just a shiny knob. Designed with #fusion360#teknoelogy
Rambunctious Risograph repairs... we need to replace nylon mechanical parts that are no longer available. I'm confident in modeling the parts, but the parts need to be really strong. The parts are thinly shaped, hence the concern. Ideas? #fixit
I upgraded my Panasonic Light Scope. Now, it has an LED and a Lithium-ion. The new battery has built-in discharge protection so it's slightly longer than a regular size AA. I designed a #3dprinted AA to make the total length equal two regular batteries. Also, there's a currently-limiting resistor inside it. Designed with Autodesk #fusion360#teknoelogy I'll post a behind-the-scenes video of the AA Shorty soon. P.S. This microscope is 40 years old!