Geeetech A10 additions

April 12, 2019

Geeetech A10 fan cover duct https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3512522 geeetech_a10_fan_cover_duct.zip   TUSH spool holder (revised) For one spool holder you need 4 brackets and 4 bearings. 608-2RS bearings (22mm OD x 8mm ID x 7mm thick). 3 degrees taper cylinders for improved fit. M4 holes allow for strengthening by inserting a bolt and nut (or connecting rod) to […]

MPCNC part 1

April 12, 2019

I plan to build a desktop CNC machine capable of milling aluminium. The “Mostly Printed CNC” (MPCNC) machine is what I will be building. https://www.v1engineering.com/specifications/ https://www.v1engineering.com/assembly/ https://www.v1engineering.com/forum/topic/mpcnc-with-double-belt-setup/ This will be a long term project and a bit of a journey. Step 1. Learn how to 3D print For long I considered 3D printers somewhat of […]

Carport

March 4, 2019

Click on photos for larger images. Our current side carport looks like this:   Current carport (6 meters x 8 meters) with footings added: We were thinking of changing the side carport like so: We would re-use 2x existing windows.  We would need to add 1x concrete floor with foundations and walls, 1x sectional panel […]

Triumph Tiger 800 XCx 2015 maintenance

February 22, 2019

Cleaning Here are some of the things I do to clean my motorbike. Chain cleaning Yoghurt or ice cream container Kerosene Lithium grease Toothbrush Scrubbing brush Cloth rag The finer the brush, the quicker it wears out and the less scrubbing it does.  The coarser the brush, the better it cleans but the downside is […]

Yamaha Tenere luggage carrier plate designed in Fusion 360

October 7, 2018

Designed in Fusion 360.  Machined using 6mm thick aluminium on a CNC router.  Click on pictures for larger images. Design:   Small plate:   Small plate was custom designed to fit existing bag:   Large plate:   Large plate was custom designed to fit existing bag:   Bag fits in two directions:   Large plate […]

Swing

December 16, 2017

I am building a swing set similar to this: I came across these round metal pipe corner brackets that would give it a more traditional look and maximizes the frame height.  Unfortunately they are not sold in Australia and do not come in 150mm diameter. Timber posts Step one is to get the posts ordered […]

Geodesic domes

March 25, 2017

I should really build a colorbond shed. I should really build a starpicket / polypipe shadehouse. I should really build a romantic garden gazebo. But then there is this: geodesic domes.  Oooh, shiny! I should build a model using drinking straws and pipe cleaners! Or use leftover fiberglass rods from a cheap dome tent. Pros […]

Tropical garden plants

October 1, 2016

Propagation From easy to hard: Cutting Plant division Grow from seed Grafting (Trees) Cutting Take cuttings from new growth.  The part of the stem that forms new roots and shoots is called a node. These growing points produce leaves, flowers or shoots when the plant is growing normally but, if a bit with two or […]

Arduino (Nano) RGB pixel LED clock

June 23, 2016

Bicycle rim Hero Xr-1 27 inch (700mm) 20H clincher, black. 5mm thick (depron) foam strip for padding. DS3231 High Precision Real-Time Clock Module (replacing I2C identical DS1307) SMD pixel RGB strip (30 LEDs per meter, WS2812, 5050 LED) // Code collected and completed by Tobias Floery <tobias@floery.net> //SMD RGB pixel LED strip // FastSPI Library […]

Raspberry Pi – Internet connected garden sprinklers

June 23, 2016

The garden sprinkers will run daily using cron, but can also be controlled via a web page (LAMP). A daemon running in the background will poll the MySQL database every 10 seconds. A 433Mhz TX transmitter connected to the Raspberry pi will send out a signal to nearby home automation remote controlled power outlets (Powertrans […]