QEMU emulating Rasbian OS & running Minecraft-pi

This post is a run-down of my efforts to run minecraft-pi in an emulator of Raspbian OS in Windows 10. While I was able to run Raspbian OS in both Virtual Box and QEMU, emulator limitations prevent minecraft-pi from running because Raspbian needs to use the raspberry pi GPU and the emulators do not provide . . . → Read More: QEMU emulating Rasbian OS & running Minecraft-pi

First Girzzly G1550 Lathe parts

small 1/2" hubes, 3mm diameter

Took too long but finally first parts off the Grizzly G1550 lathe! A made a trio of pulleys and some stand-offs for the Crock-pot.

The pulleys are for a spinner box bot for my son and the crock-pot stands off for my precious crock pot. Although, the darn crock pot designer should have to live . . . → Read More: First Girzzly G1550 Lathe parts

LinuxCNC Mach3 Breakout Board

bob breakout board plain image

There are plenty of Break out boards to choose from when setting up a CNC system. Here’s a very low lost CNC breakout board that can be had from ebay for about five bucks with free shipping from China. I have one on my demo/setup board (everyone needs one of those) and the board works . . . → Read More: LinuxCNC Mach3 Breakout Board

Extreme Gear Reduction 11 million to one

youtube extreme gear reduction image

Whoa – This is a lot of gear reduction:

Understanding RC Lipo Batteries

lipo battery expoded view

When it comes batteries for electronics, there’s a lot to know to keep your battery running in tip top condition. The guys over at RC Helicopter Fun put together a nice write up on Lipo batteries. It can be found here: http://www.rchelicopterfun.com/rc-lipo-batteries.html

They even have a link to a youtube video of a battery on . . . → Read More: Understanding RC Lipo Batteries

Aluminum Extrusion Saw Blade (IE 8020, item, IPS parframe, misumi etc)

Here’s an aluminum extrusion saw blade that will work well:

Wildcards for Gmail Filters

image of gmail filter

I wanted to create a Gmail filter to apply a label from anyone from a particular company and wasn’t sure if gmail used wildcards or not. Lifehacker had a nice article on gmail filters and of course, their last tid-bit was on wildcards. So, yes, gmail uses wildcards in their filters.

Example: If the emails . . . → Read More: Wildcards for Gmail Filters

Nato Phonetic Alphabet

Alpha niner bravo image

The Nato Phonetic Alphabet straight from wikipedia. I posted it so I have it handy…

Grizzly G1550 8×18″ Lathe – Predecessor to G4000 9×20 Lathe

grizzly g1550 similar to the g4000 9x20 lathe

Earlier this year I bought a used G1550 lathe off Craigslist. It’s made in Taiwan versus the Grizzly G4000 that is currently available and made in China. Some might say the G1550 is better, but it’s all a matter of opinion and dependent on the condition of the lathe. Also, you’ll notice the 8×18″ vs. . . . → Read More: Grizzly G1550 8×18″ Lathe – Predecessor to G4000 9×20 Lathe

Useful 3d Printer Projects

Who says you only print toys with a 3D printer?

Here are a few examples of useful, practical 3D printer projects used around the home or the shop.

TOOL HOLDER – Organizer

I’m a big fan of the Stanley organizers because they’re stack-able and come in 2 different sizes. I have several of the organizers . . . → Read More: Useful 3d Printer Projects