Survivor Bias In Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Abraham Wald, a mathematician and statistician known for his work during World War II, highlighted the impact of survivor bias on decision-making through his analysis of military data. Wald was tasked with determining how to best protect military planes from enemy fire, and he was presented with data on planes that had returned from battle with bullet holes in various […]

Advocating as a Leader through Visibility

A few months back I received an award. The Navy, proud of their sailor, posted an article congratulating me and sharing my exploits on various social media outlets. There, predictably, the small barking dogs chewed it to threads. I know better than to read the comments, but as an attack pilot, I could not resist going into enemy territory.  It didn’t take […]

Transgender Werewolves

I usually stay technical in this block, but in light of the recent uptick in hate and violence I offer the following lived perspective. Werewolves are, as you most likely know, folk lore creatures who are human most of the time, but transition to a human/wolf hybrid during the full moon. They are an integral part of the “witch-hunt” phenomenon, […]

G-Code Post Processor with Embedded JavaScript

A JavaScript implementation of a GCode (CNC, 3D printer, Laser Cutter) post processor for programmatically adjusting GCode via inline-JavaScript and global transformation. Extensive documentation and a local computer (Node) version available: replicantfx/gcode-post-processor Created by: Emily A Shilling First Release: 6 NOV 2022 Description:This is a gcode post processor for standard and 3D printer flavored gcode. An input file is processed […]

3D Printing Calibration Tools

This guide is focused on using Prusa Slicer for 3D printing, but many of the files and concepts translate directly to other slicers. As with any tool or information you find on the internet, proceed with care. At least during calibration, DO NOT leave your printer unattended. You are testing the envelop of your machine, treat that fact with the […]

Multiple 3D Printers Controlled with only One Raspberry Pi

Too many printers, not enough Raspberry Pis? Controls Three 3D Printers at once using Repetier Server… Quick Links Design and Files Bill of Materials Introduction Like most of you I have been controlling my 3D printers with Octoprint for years. With each new printer came a new Raspberry Pi. So, when I got my 4th printer, I headed to my […]

Glowing 3D Printed Flowers

I made a promise to my younger self to always have fresh flowers in the house. Self quarantining and social distancing wont put a stop to that. Since I can’t respectfully go to the store for flowers I decided to build my own at home. I used a 3D printer to print a vase full of Tulips and Lillys, my […]

Filament Health Monitor (Part 4 – Software)

Quick Links Part 1 – Filament Health Monitor Part 1 – Bill of Materials Part 1 – 3D Printed Parts Part 2 – Mechanical Assembly Part 3 – Electronics Part 4 – Software Tools – Rediscovering Wire Wrapping Tools – Arduino Development in Visual Studio Code Config – How to setup the Arduino IDE for the ESP8266 Config – How […]