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Unfortunately for me, I ran out of time with the Hack Like Heck contest. For most people it would be like any other contest, but for myself, I was really looking forward to accomplishing something big for here, personally speaking, that for once I wasn't as "crazy" and I thought for the so-called engineering that I am doing in the spare time I have. With regards to the contest, I should have been really focused in March to getting that design working and dimensioned properly. For most of March I ...
                  So it's been a few eventful weeks try to design a custom enclosure for the Hack Like Heck Contest here on Element 14. I have been using Fusion 360 trying to figure out as to what would be the best, so I stopped trying to force it and and came up with a decent enough idea I believe.   So for this is only one part of the design--mainly, the top right half, seeing that the design exceeded my print bed volume, on X and Y, so it ...
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Hub back online!

Posted by ajkatz83 Mar 14, 2018
If I never mentioned it, I have gotten into 3D printing over more than two years ago and never looked back! The CNC training I received at Cuyahoga Community College in there Precision Machine Technology program during 2007. We were trained on Haas CNC mills and lathes and the manual Bridgeport mills and lathes. I took to the setting up Haas units; it came rather natural to me even though I never took a job in the manufacturing field--the hours were too erratic and I was holding a full time job ...
The next thing I had here on my parade of projects was going to be a classic! My dad had this old rotary ringer telephone in the shop here. It reminded him of the good old days of how telephones were and was using it here for a little while until we switched over to a VoIP telephone system in the office and shop and basically the voltage form the phone lines would surely not make the ringer nor the phone work at all!                       ...
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FPGAs and Xilinx

Posted by ajkatz83 Feb 17, 2018
  Taking that FPGA intro that was under the learning essentials has really got me curious now. During my introduction to this 8-bit re-innovation and revolution make new ways to work with 8-bit machines, so far with the Commodore SX-64 I have here, I have two replacement chips that are of a modern vintage inside.   One was a replacement for the PLA, which was known to get hot and burn out, ever so common. Now I find a simply Xilinx chip has been programmed and handling the device tim ...
Hello all:   I would like to thank you for all your words of wisdom and technical expertise. I really couldn't have done any of this without some help.   So today, this is the latest--the power supply is up and running again after about 1.5 months or troubleshooting, diagnosing and test every active component within it!   What finally came down as how come the pico fuses were blowing and even before that with the original In-rush resistor in place was overall the diode! I had a ...
  Going to be touching this up a little bit more. Need to diffuse the vent and paint up the muzzle's bare spot there, but other than that I got quite a bit recorded. I sort of like the rough look to it, a lot of the glue made it look as if there are weld lines an also made it look distressed with the labeling too. More to come!     ...
The Backstory Recently I had become involved with this b-bit revolution that has been going on. I remember, that perhaps the first computer I had before getting the IBM PS/2 model 70 was a Commodore SX-64, and man it did everything! From the dot matrix printing to programming of certain radios of Midland and Maxon to actual programming of the old cellular from GTE Mobilenet, that Commodore surely did quite a lot! Did I mention I loved Zaxxon an Impossible Mission that were made for that system? ...