Category: Hardware

Prusa i3 problems, a story of madness

So in the last month or so, I have been experiencing feed problems on my RepRap Prusa I3. At first tops didn’t fill in correctly, then I started to notice wall issues and eventually large prints would not complete and every second print had to be restarted because the filament just chewed up. It became…


Model train lighting Part 3

Greetings again. In the last post I discussed the circuit used in the model train lighting. Today well look at board layout.   Above is a completed board with the CR2477 battery, MSP430, resistors and tilt sensor wired in. This all went into a nice neat little box I designed for this project which can…


Model train lighting Part 2

Hello again and welcome to this second installment on this topic. The last post here, dealt with the basic design and code for the MCU. Today is all about the circuit. Firstly the ability of the MSP430 to source current form a port is a little complex. It can sink a total of 48 ma…


Model train lighting.

Greetings. This post is going to be the first in a multi-part post on adding custom lighting to some model train coaches. First some background. I am currently setting up an H0 scale layout modeled on South Africa. One of the reasons for this is that I have a few of my old Lima Trans…


GENY – The Next Step

Well talk about taking forever to update. Greetings, and welcome to another (although belated) post. Work, studies and life have kept me from the page, hopefully this post marks a turnaround. Today, detail on program flow, microprocessor choice and other tidbits….


SHORT HACK – Powerbank Torch, The Kit And Some Changes

Greetings. I managed to get my hands on some bright white LED’s, however they weren’t the ones described in the initial post ….


SHORT HACK – Powerbank Torch A Correction

Greetings A quick correction on the powerbank torch post here ….


SHORT HACK – The Powerbank Torch

Greetings I recently received this cylindrical powerbank as a gift. Now, I have a few, and so I initially pondered another use for its battery. For some time, I had been eyeing the 3.7 LiPo cell I had pulled from another powerbank that would heat up to the point of searing flesh during discharge. I…


GENY – The Figuring Out Part

Greetings This post, I look at the current hardware that needs manipulating….


GENY – Autostart, The Basis

Greetings So I try sell myself on the idea that this project is because I really dislike going outside to start the generator when we have power issues (I do, but honestly its only bad when its really cold, and even then its not so bad), or that I am really looking for a good…