HP Officejet Pro X – Printer Failure Investigation

Let me start by saying that I have a passion for technology – some might classify it as a love, others might call it techno-lust, but whatever it is, I really enjoy new gadgets, and I especially enjoy learning about what makes them tick. From a young age I’ve been pulling things apart, and I … [Read more…]

Hacking YN360 Light Wand – Bluetooth Low Energy Commands

So one of my recent new toys professional purchases was a lightsaber photography light wand. More specifically, the Yongnuo YN360. This is a icelight clone, that in my opinion is significantly more flexible, offering white light with variable temperature control, as well as providing arbitary RGB lighting as well. Frankly, the light was a great help at adding … [Read more…]

JGAurora Z-603S New Buildplate

One of the major issues with the JGAurora Z-603S (at the least the one I received in 2014…) was that the build plate had a signifiant amount of warp across the surface. I measured this warp to be about 0.2mm – this may not seem like much, but this is already up to 4 layer … [Read more…]

Pokemon Go Plus watch-style casing

I have stopped playing pokemon go, but during the frenzy I managed to purchase a pokemon go plus. The design of the device is hideous, so I decided to design a 3D printable replacement casing for it that would be more subtle and would allow me to use regular watch-bands on the pokemon go plus. … [Read more…]

COMSOL: Problems with DXF imported geometries

If you’re like me, and prefer to use millimetre measurement units (MMGS) in your favourite CAD program you’re going to have a very bad time in COMSOL. By default, COMSOL will assume that a imported DXF file uses meters (MGS). The result will be that your simulation runs fine, but you may find that “nothing happens” or the … [Read more…]

[Review] GeeeTech G2S Pro

Geeetech G2S Pro: The acrylic Delta that really couldn’t. A while back I decided I wanted to see what all the fuss about these Delta printers were about, and so I bought the Geeetech G2S for $350USD. It is has been an absolute nightmare to work with. I really try not to throw good money … [Read more…]