27 July 2016

NESPi - my Mini NES Classic Raspberry Pi games console

It was inevitable... I have a Raspberry Pi, I have a 3D printer, I'm a huge nerd...

At some point I was going to print a case for it in the shape of the old Nintendo Entertainment System.

In the end, this project turned into more of a love-letter to the NES than just printing a case.
I learnt a lot of new things about Linux, 3D design, wrote my first Python program and had a blast doing it...

30 March 2016

Thermoelectric Drinks-Can Cooler

I am a big fan of Ben Heck. Way back in 2011, Ben made a Super Can Cooler on his YouTube channel and I'd always thought it was a neat idea, something I'd like to build myself one day.
At the time I didn't have an easy way to make the aluminium pieces. Recently though, I had a chance to make my own can-cooler inspired by Ben's version.

The idea with this device is that a drinks can fits snugly in the aluminium 'coldsink' and a pair of peltier modules(TECs) pull heat from the aluminium and dissipate it to the room, cooling down the can in the process.

19 January 2016

Experiments with toner transfer...

I recently saw an article about using acetone to transfer toner from a laser printed page onto things.

I did a little more reading about this and thought it'd be a nice experiment to try to add graphics to a 3D printed object.