Monday 31 May 2021

Moth Trap: mark II

Now that it has finally stopped raining, its time to get the moth trap out.


But wait, I've had a idea for a better design.

So here is my mark II.

Monday 24 May 2021

Sunday 23 May 2021

3D Printer control via Gambas

Its easy to write some Gambas code to provide basic control of a 3D printer.

You just need a good G-code reference list.

These notes were born out of a few experiments I recently conducted with my Creality CR-10-V3

Sunday 16 May 2021

BirdBox 2021: tits, robins & wrens

Its been a strange season, and no mistake.

The cold weather, early on, seems to have delayed everything.

And we have seen at least 4 things we have never witnessed before.

Saturday 15 May 2021

3D Printer: isolating the USB 5Volt feed

I'm really not happy that my printer's display "lights-up" when I turn on my connected computer.

This is not how USB is intended to work when connecting one 'machine' to another.

So I had to come up with a fix.

Friday 14 May 2021

3D Printing via Cura on Linux

I'm getting a bit bored with transferring g-code files to my printer's SD card.


Its not one of life's most difficult tasks.

But I thought I'd try printing from my laptop, and see how I get on with it.

Thursday 13 May 2021

My Bleepin' 3D Printer

My printer knows how to bleep!


That is to say that the controller has some kind of audio transducer which can make sounds.

So this post is about putting it to use.

Saturday 1 May 2021

3D Printing: printer to Linux computer serial link

There may be times when you want to link your printer to a Linux laptop via the serial link.


Its very handy to be able to slice and print straight from a connected computer. here is the procedure.