Monthly Archives: May 2017
Circadian Contraptions Day 195
I’ve received the optical zoom lens for my phone, a neat little snap-on zoom lens that came with a small tripod. The picture inside the frame is made with that lens, and the tripod that the frame rests is what you can put the phone on. The frame itself was 3d printed for another project. … Continue reading
Circadian Contraptions Day 194
I’ve been so happy printing all these little spinners that others designed, i thought it was about time to design my own. It’s a very simple design so far, but I kinda like the look and feel of it. It’s printing now, and I already know i got the size wrong (its slightly too small … Continue reading
Circadian Contraptions day 193
Most of today was spend working on a new material for my printer. I have some lovely black nylon that i can print with, that has the prettiest shine to it as well. Its sturdier than PLA, but it needs some extra settings. Unfortunately, I’ve not figured out how to prevent warping, so my preferred … Continue reading
Circadian Contraptions Day 192
Another day, another spinner. This one took a lot of trial and error. Due to the intricate corners of it, it failed quite a few times before i got a proper version working.
Circadian Contraptions 191
I’m still working with the spinners, but had a small problem today. Not with the print, that went off fine. I’ve printed for the first time with glow in the dark filament, which is fun, but the spinner i printer had a small imperfection (or was simply too tight) for one of the bearings. it … Continue reading
Circadian Contraptions Day 191
Walking home from the trainstation tonight i was faced with a rather lovely sunset. The world itself was dark, and an orange glowing light was emanating from the center of a silhouette skyline. Of course when i took a picture that effect was mostly lost. The orange was yellow instead, the darkness was replaced by … Continue reading
Circadian Contraptions 190
Today’s contraption was a fidget spinner. The bearing cap and the spinner itself were from 2 seperate designs, the outer rings are abex 7 bearings, though i replaced the inner one with a ceramic one. Initially both were crap, but after opening them up and dissolving the grease it spins quite nicely. I’m gonna fidget … Continue reading
Circadian Contraptions Day 189
When I started with my BIQU printer, i had some trouble getting larger prints to work. Turned out I did a bunch of things wrong, amongst which switching two of the towers, making everything print in mirror. Everything is correct now, and I’m printing my first really large print, an office pencil holder (and post-its, … Continue reading
Circadian contraptions day 188
Another evening of laying down blocks, its slowly starting to take shape. More pictures, but not done by a long shot. Keep in mind that its not just placing the blocks, but also includes finding the recipes for them, finding the materials and crafting the blocks.
Circadian contraptions day 187
I’ve spend most of today working on a castle in Creativerse, a game much like lego’s and/or minecraft. The castle I’m building there is rather massive, and its going to take me at least a few more days to finish it, but here’s the first picture of the drawbridge.