Category Archives: Making stuff

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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HSL departures heatmap

I created a a simple application using the HSL open data XML dump, the MapQuest Javascript API and the heatmap.js library. Here’s a screenshot: The heatmap shows the number of departures from each stop in the HSL public transport system. … Continue reading

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Resistor tools

I just wrote a parallel resistor value calculator, and a resistor colour code calculator. There are lots of them on the web, but most of them seem to have a 1990’s era user interface, where you need to enter values … Continue reading

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Pepakura Iron Man helmet – part 3

Continued from here Days 10-14 Nothing terribly exciting here. More filling and sanding than you can shake a stick at. Something noteworthy, though. This is obvious, but it’s still worth saying: The better the original paper model, the less work … Continue reading

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Cyclone separator for shop-vac for 25€

I’ve been thinking about building a cyclone separator for my shop-vac for a while now, and I finally decided to go ahead and do it. I was planning on building a Thien cyclone, and was shopping for the required buckets … Continue reading

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Pepakura Iron Man helmet – part 2

[Continued from here] The Internet is full of stories of skilled people making awesome stuff. This isn’t one of those stories. Day 7 I sanded the whole helmet to a matt finish. This made it much easier to see all … Continue reading

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Pepakura Iron Man helmet

So, I stumbled upon something called “pepakura” while browsing the net. Seeing as it was pretty much described as “easy process, awesome results”, I decided to give it a try. I am, after all, an avid maker of things. A … Continue reading

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Plywood Commodore logo

Just a random snapshot of a part of the project I’m currently working on.

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