Month: April 2017

Quick hack – 18650 into a torch.

Greetings all Quite some time ago, I bought a cheap set of torches/flashlights. Nice looking little aluminum LED units in a pack of 3. The problem with them is the stupid little 3xAAA power packs. AAA isn’t really known for longevity, and frankly the power is just terrible. Enter the 18650 cell so called for…


Adafruit MCP charger holder

Greetings I have been playing a little with some second-hand Li-ION cells from an old laptop in the form of 18650 cells. I have an Adafruit MCP 73833 charger that is LiPO/Li-ION capable in 3.7 and 4.2v with variable charge rate. Nice little board but it is exposed to the world, and anyone who knows…


New LM8UU bearing holders for Prusa i3

Hello   So today I noticed during a print that the print bed on my Prusa i3 was wobbly, like a sea-lions bum wobbly. Not conducive to nice prints eh? I really wish they wouldn’t supply PLA parts for 3D printers. The stuff isn’t heat tolerant and just goes bad over time. Case in point…