Author Archives: Aaron Ramsey

Depanelizing PCBs

Just a quick video showing how I depanelize PCBs. I typically buy PCBs from SeeedStudio or iTeadStudio and it makes sense to use the 10cm by 10cm board size and jam more than one PCB into that area. Diptrace (my … Continue reading

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Lasering and 3D Printing

One of the big reasons to get the K40-III 40W engraving laser was to make stencils for PCBs. When I first got the machine, I ebay’d some 5mil laser transparencies as it sounded like some people had success with that. … Continue reading

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Printrbot Jr. saves the day

Well, I’ve had the Printrbot Jr. up and running for over a month now. Maybe more. Had plenty of help putting it together. The design is quite nice and appears to be well thought out. The kids had little trouble … Continue reading

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Printrbot Jr. Arrives…. mostly

Its been a fun week… first the laser and now the Printrbot Jr. arrived last night! We weren’t going to build the printer until this weekend, but decided to take a look at all the pretty wood pieces. Printrbot has … Continue reading

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Holy Frikkin’ Laser!

  Well, the K40-III 40W laser arrived! I bought it on ebay from a seller called ‘rumei-shopping’. $853 bucks later (+$53 for brokerage and taxes) and Fedex dropped it off this afternoon for me to play with. The packaging that … Continue reading

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Back in the swing of things after a quiet summer!

Its been a while since the last post on this blog… summer is always slow. Some work on my Robomagellan robot but its still in pieces. My prusa 3D printer keeps chugging along. Its basically design and print at this … Continue reading

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Still 3D printing…

After spending the last couple months tweaking, tuning and generally goofing around with my Prusa Reprap 3D printer, this weekend I figured it was finally time to start printing robot parts. I’ve had a minisumo design kicking around for the … Continue reading

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2012 Trinity Firefighting Competition

A small group of us from Ottawa made the trek down to Hartford, CT for the firefighting competition. 2 of our members competed. It didn’t go as planned, but I think everyone had fun anyhow. 😉 Anyhow, just a bunch … Continue reading

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The Reprap Prusa 3D printer lives! Finally. ;-)

Well, I picked up the pieces for a Prusa 3D printer last year (as documented on this blog somewhere) and quickly built up the frame. I sourced the bits and pieces from all over which meant that some of it … Continue reading

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Get a grip

The time has finally come to make a robot arm. Its been on list of things to do since forever. Possibly even longer. The gripper had me scratching my head a bit. Until I realized that it was pretty dang … Continue reading

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