Category Archives: 3-d printing

Behold DecoTime!

I have finally finished my ongoing project DecoTime! DecoTime is my Art Deco styled timer. It is powered by an Arduino driving two x27 168 or switec X25 stepper motors moving the needles. It also uses a MCP23S17 to drive the … Continue reading

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Vectrex controller going open source!

The Vectrex arcade machine is still one of the best ever made. It is also the only home arcade machine that used a vector display and therefore can not be experienced in an emulator to its entirety. It was launched … Continue reading

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Vectrex Controllers!

After recently discovering my new (1982) favorite gaming system, the vector display based Vectrex, I found myself wanting a second controller for the system. With many originals warn out and fetching up to $100 or more, I decided to make my … Continue reading

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Formlabs Form2 SLA printer acquired for IUSB

In our efforts to make 3D printing available to faculty, staff and students at IUSB we pre-ordered a SLA printer. Stereolithography printers offer MUCH higher resolution then a FDM(spools of plastic filament types like makerbots and seemecnc). They use UV … Continue reading

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Importance of a Layer cooling fan for your 3-D printer

Some PLA and ABS plastics I have used are VERY sensitive to needing a layer cooling fan. Many 3-D printers do not have them, but they can be added fairly easily, and will improve your prints in most cases even … Continue reading

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Deco Time expansion port thoughts

As with many projects, my simple stepper timer, Deco Time, has some serious feature creep. The latest feature I decided to add is an expansion port. Originally I just planed on adding two screws on the back that attached to … Continue reading

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mBox a gaming/living room/steambox PC for the living room or wherever!

So we (Moray Labs) have been working on a computer design for a while now, and I wanted to share a bit about it along with the CAD files and more. First off some background. We have wanted to make … Continue reading

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NextEngine 3-D scanner!

We just got a very cool NextEngine 3-d scanner at work. Now we can scan something, then print it! It uses lasers and cameras to do a full life like scan. It has .1 mm resolution, so it should be … Continue reading

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Building a SeeMeCNC 3-d printer at IUSB 

Gary and I spent some free time at work over the last few weeks building a 3D printer for IUSB. It is a delta style printer, that is made right here in Goshen, Indiana.  We got the Rostock MAX v2 kit from … Continue reading

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It’s Alive! Makerbot replicator repaired!

A few weeks back, I was lucky enough to get a broken Makerbot replicator for a good price (Thanks Sean!!!). It is an original R1, first generation, you know the wood one, that was still open-source. The board had blown … Continue reading

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