Today’s contraption was a fidget spinner. The bearing cap and the spinner itself were from 2 seperate designs, the outer rings are abex 7 bearings, though i replaced the inner one with a ceramic one. Initially both were crap, but after opening them up and dissolving the grease it spins quite nicely. I’m gonna fidget with it a bit more to see if it can continue longer, but for now i’ll call it a day.
When I started with my BIQU printer, i had some trouble getting larger prints to work. Turned out I did a bunch of things wrong, amongst which switching two of the towers, making everything print in mirror. Everything is correct now, and I’m printing my first really large print, an office pencil holder (and post-its, bussinesscards, etc). It’s nowhere near done being a really large print, here’s the progress so far:
Another evening of laying down blocks, its slowly starting to take shape. More pictures, but not done by a long shot. Keep in mind that its not just placing the blocks, but also includes finding the recipes for them, finding the materials and crafting the blocks.
I’ve spend most of today working on a castle in Creativerse, a game much like lego’s and/or minecraft. The castle I’m building there is rather massive, and its going to take me at least a few more days to finish it, but here’s the first picture of the drawbridge.
A couple of days back I already used one of the little gel balls for a contraption, today’s another one. I just love the way that the light plays with them, and its fun to try and bring out those features.
Tonight I’ve gone to one of my old hangouts, #HuppelThePub in The Hague. Because we were a bit on the early side it was still pretty quiet when i took this picture, but it does make for a very pretty picture i think.
Today’s another day of printing and fine-tuning. I’ve rearranged the nozzle a bit so there’s more space between the heat-block and the radiator block, cleaned out the installation, got the new print-bed sticker and auto-leveler installed and found a way to still properly tighten the tiny screw in the heat-block that was giving me trouble getting it tightened. Here’s the print I’m working on, it’s a long one though, so for now its progress you’ll see, not an end product.
In last months curiosity box I received gellballs. Tiny little balls of about 1 to 2 mm, that you drop in water and they grow till 300 times their size (which is slightly larger than a marble) if you take all three dimensions into account. They look awesome, so I took a picture, and enhanced the contrast, highlights, shadows, clarity and luminosity. The light one is the original, the dark one is the end result.
Mixed reality is always fun. So in the spirit of Roger Rabbit, I’ve decided to let Courage loose on Ypenburg. I’m betting he’s waiting on Muriel to come pick him up.