Automated Phone Security

Because I am an engineer and I like to ‘think’ my way out of doing repetitive tasks by hand, I wondered how I could lock and unlock my Android phone automatically. Having just purchased the Moto 360, I was curious if I could use it and it’s bluetooth connection…

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Upgrades 'fer Days

Upgrade-ception Just as soon as I installed and got this working on my printer, I ripped the whole thing apart. I had been putting off purchasing the Maker’s Upgrade Kit for my Printrbot Simple for a while, but not soon after, I caved in and purchased it (it was…

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On Perpetuity

On Perpetuity Having successfully gotten my printer to work again, of course I had to completely take it apart in an attempt to ‘upgrade’ it. Before doing so, I printed off the following models to upgrade my Y-axis. It’s an odd feeling being able to use your printer to…

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Gotta Print 'em All!

The Path to Perfect Prints. . . is paved with lots of really, really bad prints. My Printrbot Simple has been sitting dormant for quite some time after I feared the Extruder was clogged/broken beyond repair. I looked at every forum post out there and tried everything under the sun to…

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A Thought on Music Videos

Without getting tangled in a discussion of music genres and how ineffective/pointless they are and can be, I will try to make my point. Some music videos are a little story in and of themselves. They have a micro plot and some sort of conclusion/ending. I've noticed that…

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Neopixels

Switching gears from 3D-printing to a little more electronics, I've been wanting to play with LEDs and music for quite a while. Primarily have LEDs pulse and/or change color based on sound intensity. There are a plethora of different ways to go about this, and some of them that…

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