Author: mdietz

About 3D printing, CNC, Mountainbiking and new technologies

LED Matrix / BTClock

The Bluetooth Clock is ready to use ! ! I have created a github project to share the code for the BTClock: The 3D print files can be downloaded from Thingiverse : I will write more about the electronics and wiring soon….

Lametric Clone

LaMetric is a smart display which can connect to your wifi and can be controlled with your phone. The display looks nice and can show the time or various other metrics like twitter counts, weather forecast, etc. The biggest issue with the LaMetric is the price. It costs >= 199€ which is much too expensive…
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New GCodePrintr Release 3.10

A new release of GCodePrintr – The 3D Print App has been published today. This update which comes with several bug fixes and some nice improvements. ★ Share a print with photo or thumbnail with other apps (e.g. twitter, pinterest, etc.)★ Improved Macro Dialog with Gcode drop down list ★ Partial Russian translation (Thanks to…
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GCodeCNC App – Work in Progress

This week I made some progress with the GCodeCNC App. The App will be a fork of the GCodePrintr 3D Printing App, but optimized for CNC machines running GRBL. Icons, splashscreen and basic App customization work is done. The layout for 10″ tablets looks good now, but there is still a lot of work .…
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New GCodePrintr Release 3.08

A new release of GCodePrintr – The 3D Print App has been published today. This release is a minor update which comes with several bug fixes and minor improvements. Updated Android target release (26) New splashscreen method (compatible with 26) Show when webserver is in failed state and improve debugging Improved capture of camera picture…
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PHYSIO – 3D Printed Gift

Designed with OpenSCAD. Print Time ~5 hours. PLA

Mini Lathe

I got a mini lathe for Christmas from ebay (~35€). It can be used for small wood pieces only. Product description (in German): Dies ist eine Mini-Buddha-Perlenmaschine, kompakte und tragbare Größe, leistungsstarke Holzdrehmaschine und schönes Aussehen. Mit erschwinglichem Preis und hoher Qualität ist es eine notwendige kleine Maschine für Buddha-Perlenliebhaber. Eigenschaften: Speziell für Heimwerker, kleine…
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CNC Christmas Decoration

For Christmas I made some nice home decors using the Shapeoko CNC mill. I used Easel to design them and generate to tool path.

Shapeoko Spindle upgrade

As written in the previous blog post, I have bought a new CNC spindle motor for the Shapeoko. The old spindle was a cheap rotary tool (like a Dremel rotary) which was very inaccurate and loud . (use with earmuffs only !). Another disadvantage was the 3mm collet, it did not hold the drill bits…
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New spindle for Shapeoko arrived

0.4KW Spindle Motor (from ebay) Product Description The wide voltage PWM DC brush motor speed controller applies to DC 12-60Vlow voltage permanent magnet brushed DC motor. The operating voltage is wide voltage (DC) DC12V-DC60V (Max 65V). The default potentiometer control is 5K-100K, the defaults is 10K. MACH3 -PWM speed control signal input, external PWM input…
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