Category Archives: 3D CAD/CAM

PIC18 Four-Channel DMX Relay Controller

Halloween was right around the corner and I needed a timer with a bunch of relays to trigger some store-bought props and a fog machine periodically. (Mental note: read fog machine specs carefully—not all come with timer remotes.) My first … Continue reading

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Creating Custom 3D Printed LED Bar Graphs

While building my zombie containment unit, I decided I wanted some LED displays or bar graphs to complement the containment status video running on the smaller secondary video monitor. Some other containment units used LED air pressure gauges from eBay. … Continue reading

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Build a Pair of Robotic Googly Eyes

Build your very own pair of giant robot googly eyes! These eyes are built from laser cut acrylic panels and motorized using a pair of NEMA-14 stepper motors. This post is the first in a series of three posts. In … Continue reading

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Building an Enclosure using SketchUp and 3D Printing

The image above shows two enclosures for a printed circuit board design. These were designed using the inexpensive hobbyist version of CadSoft Eagle and the free maker version of Trimble SketchUp. The free version NetFabb Basic was used to check … Continue reading

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