3D Printer – tools – file set

Since I am going to be working with aluminum and other materials, I bought a 10-piece file set for U$S 9.98. However, I still need to buy more tools if I wish to work faster, else, I will have to go slowly and keep improvising.

Building a 3D printer using other printers, picked up from the street, is like building a puzzle using different puzzles sets. I must confess that it would be easier to build a 3d printer from scratch but I don’t have the resources to buy a lot of materials and tools needed. Also, this is more challenging, original, and I can learn more than building a 3d printer from scratch.


Motorcycle repair

Before painting the motorcycle, I wished to fix it.

The airbox, which was full of water, was cleaned up

The rear air filter was replaced with a new filter.

The fuel pipe was replaced with a new one.

The battery adapters were modified to work with the new battery.

Since the new battery is smallest than the original one, I used tape and dimes to change the width and height  of the battery plus a piece of wood to fix the length.

The motorcycle  is running in perfect conditions.

There is something else that need replacement but I have to wait until I can save some money.


2D Game – Playing around with Haxe

Today, I submerge myself in haxe (www.haxe.org).

In my point of view, what really matters is not the language but  how you program.

However, there is a learning curve for any language.

I wish they would have a documentation like in www.php.net. Which normally is well detailed, there are examples, and also people can add other examples and ask questions. The system of documentation that they are using takes too long. I need examples that can be copied, pasted, and play around it. After, playing around, I can begin doing hardcore programming.


3D Printer – Decision plus benefactor

When I started the 3D Printer, the idea was to build it mostly of recycle parts.

I got my hands on four printers, three from the street and one given to me.

The problem I uncounted was that I still needed extra materials to build the 3D printer.

This was slowing the process even more.

Well things seems to change. I found a benefactor that is willing to help me to buy the material I need.

After talking with him, we agree that I don’t have too much time to waste since summer is very short.

Also, I am building this alone. The building/engineering of the printer is the easy/fun part, the challenging part is to program the drivers which is fun but takes longer. I need the most time I can get.

Tomorrow, I am going make a list of things I will need to buy so I get approval.


3D Game – Postponed until base of the game is build

After sharing my ideas with some friends, I decided to not publish it until I get the game running.

The reason is that the idea is very original and doesn’t exist in the field of games.

I hope be able to develop it before someone help have it.

Anyways, I am thinking to write it down and keep documentation.

When I have something working, I would not mind to share it publicly.