Author Archives: James Stokebrand

Festivus For the Rest of Us

It was a Festivus Miracle!  I created a Festivus pole for the holiday season and presented it as a gift to a relative.  Check it out: Festivus stand and cap printed on Prusa i3 MK2, 0.2 mm layer height, 20% … Continue reading

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When 3D Prints Go Wrong

I’ve printed my share of things using my 3D printers and sometimes they work out and sometimes they don’t.  The toughest ones are the ones that take a long time to print then go wrong in some way.  A while … Continue reading

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Dymaxion Map (Fuller Projection)

I read an article by Galvin Smith on creating a Dymaxion Globe (Fuller Projection): Laser Cut Dymaxion Globe Behold! Globe-tastic: This design was a challenge. I originally downloaded the SVG file from Thingiverse and uploaded it to Ponoko. Only to … Continue reading

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Desktop Paperclip Caddy (Three Types)

I’ve done lots of work in 3D printing over the years and I found I needed something on my desk to hold SD cards, paperclips or other miscellaneous needed items that I have to have handy and need to put … Continue reading

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Android Lollipop 5.1.1 built from scratch

Its that time of year again.  Another fresh build straight off the VM machine.  Check it:

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RGB LED Controller and Node: Part 2 – Electronic Parts and PCB Hardware

Here is part 2 where I show off the parts and PCB for the RGB LED Project: Here are some additional pictures: I designed the PCB (printed circuit board) using Eagle CAD. I don’t own a reflow oven so its … Continue reading

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RGB LED Controller and Node: Part 1 – Hardware and Software Demo

Here is a project I’ve been working on for a while. It is a RGB LED Controller and Node. Here is a short demo of the finished product: This was a challenging project to put together.  The goal of this … Continue reading

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