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 […]

Filament Health Monitor (Part 3 – Electronics)

As an Amazon Affiliate I get a portion of all qualifying sales to help support this site. 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 […]

Filament Health Monitor (Part 1 – Introduction)

Introduction / Summary The Filament Health Monitor is a Web Enabled 3D printer Filament Monitor System and spool holder. This setup will monitor and report the following to a custom web view/api: Weight of filament left (upto 5kg) Humidity Temperature Color of material loaded It also includes a small LCD screen which reports the weight, humidity and the current IP […]

Rediscovering Wire Wrapping

Background Think of wire wrapping as a permanent (Although revisable) form of bread boarding.  It is a technique for producing highly reliabe low cost / low run count electronic assemblies.  In fact, it was so much so that it is the technique used for the Apollo guidance computer used to go to the moon and that survived a rocket launch.  […]

Arduino Development In Visual Studio Code

Arduino and its associated IDE (Integrated Development Environment) have been a stable of many of my projects. Even with its utility, it lacks many of the features I have grown accustom to in my other development endeavors. I usually work in Visual Studio Code (VSCode) and got to thinking, “Why can’t I us it to edit my Arduino Sketches.” Well, […]