[MakeLV] How Exciting!
josiah at ritchietribe.net
Thu Nov 4 10:03:00 EDT 2010
At the moment ED is in the attic. We bought a house a few months back and so
I've been putting my project time into the house. I'd really like to have a
nice case for it, rather than a shoe box wrapped in duct tape. I imagine a
laser-cut custom case. I researched generic cases, but with the point being
to have it look like a head, very few of them met my aesthetic interest or
size for that matter and they were pretty universally outside my desired
I'd also like to have my circuits reviewed by someone who knows what their
doing in that world to point out why I have some quirks. For example, if I
have all my pots high, it doesn't operate as expected and I think this is
because it's just sucking too much power, but I don't know what I can do
about that. Debouncing the buttons would probably be a good idea.
I've built the code in a modular way that allows me to easily create
different ways for people to interact with it. If it was a bit more
aesthetically pleasing, I'd probably display it more and have more fun with
it, encouraging me to write other code. I've written the code with the idea
that you'd start with an easy objective and then slowly work towards harder
and harder puzzles to figure out. I think it would also be a fun beginner
kit for people to build with their kids if I could get all the bugs worked
out of it. I haven't really explored that idea at all, except to realize
that kids seem to be frequently present and welcome in the make environment.
It'd be a great "show & tell" thing for a kid to take into school and say "I
built this and programmed it".
Why would you choose PLS over ABS? Is there a change in the strength of the
On Thu, Nov 4, 2010 at 9:43 AM, Tyler Worman <tsworman at novaslp.net> wrote:
> Right now just drawing on the pixel wall with multiple colors. At a later
> point in time I thought it would be nice to visually display weather, email
> notification and possibly reacting to noise. I'm open to ideas.
> For the MB extruder it seems many people end up doing the changes I have
> done because of similar problems. It just wasn't documented in one place
> when I assembled mine. For a while I'd order a part, fix a problem and need
> to find another piece to fix something else. It took a lot of time. More
> than 10 colors of ABS are available and if you switch to PLA I've seen 5-6
> colors of that.
> The plastic gets used really slowly. The problem is the smallest quantity I
> can find is one pound. That is a lot of plastic when you realize "large"
> pieces are almost hollow under default settings.
> Any additional plans for your ED project?
> - Tyler
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