Robots and Puzzles

My mind tends to wander from one project to the next. Which means, most of my projects are fairly small and I tend to forget about posting them here. I’ve recently been trying to show them off on YouTube using short videos. Here are two I posted in the last month: A home-built robot connected to AWS RoboMaker and SageMaker and a simple storage solution for a wooden puzzle.

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3D Printed Water Rocketry

Since my last post, quite some time ago, I have been studying up on designing objects for 3D printing. I created some custom hooks that made my wife happy. I fixed my son’s broken toys. And most recently, I adapted an existing water rocket design to fit the parts I had lying around. Great fun ensued.

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3D Printers and Air Quality

So lets talk about 3D printers and their fumes. I’ve been heavily into 3D printing for about 2 and a half years, first building a Prusa i3 clone and later buying an Ultimaker 3. One of the things that has always bothered me was the possibility of toxic fumes. About 2 years ago, a study came to light that, yes, indeed, 3D printers do emit things that aren’t good for you. There was a lot of discussion about it around that time, but it seems to have died down.

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