Category Archives: Making stuff

RetroPi briefcase

Here’s a quick build I just finished: A Raspberry Pi running RetroPi, installed in a Makita powerdrill briefcase with a 7″ TV and four USB controllers. Also included are all the components necessary to power the whole setup: A 12V … Continue reading

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My “first order retrievability” toolbox

Here’s my take on a toolbox observing the principle of “first order retrievability” as popularized by Adam Savage. In short, all tools can be reached without moving other tools out of the way first. The box itself is a Draper … Continue reading

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Filtering out outliers in Arduino ultrasonic distance sensor data

A friend of mine asked me how he could remove invalid data points from the measurements made by the ultrasonic range finder in his Arduino project. A quick search got me to this page, but some of the links were … Continue reading

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Making a composite material from ABS slurry

Since I do a fair bit of 3D-printing, there’s always plenty of scrap ABS available. Some of the scraps go into the acetone / ABS slurry that I use to coat the build platform before each print, but there’s still … Continue reading

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3D-printed buildings and military units for King of New York

Here’s a project I recently finished: 3-printed buildings and military units for the board game King of New York:

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Obi-Wan Kenobi’s flashlightsaber

I happened to find this 3D-printable model of Obi-Wan Kenobi’s lightsaber, so I decided to see if me and my 3D-printer were up to the task. There’s also an article about designing the lightsaber model in the Ultimaker blog.

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Wooden Tsuro tiles

Well, plywood, really. With printed paper glued on top to make the paths. What I actually want is a set of tiles where the paths and the background are made of different coloured wood veneer, but that would require investing … Continue reading

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Pepakura Iron Man helmet – Part 4

Continued from part 3 Day 16 Is there no end to the filling and sanding?

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Hacking the Xbox – epub version

After finishing Cory Doctorow’s Little Brother, I was going through the “suggested reading” section at the back of the book. A title called “Hacking the Xbox – An introduction to reverse engineering” caught my eye, and I decided to see … Continue reading

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Storage box for 3D-printer

For a long time I considered ordering a custom-built flight case for my Solidoodle 2 3D-printer, but the prices were high enough that I never actually placed the order. Then, inspired by Adam Savage’s box build videos on Tested.com, I … Continue reading

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