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Price Checking – 3×3 Aluminum Block 6061

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I got lucky a month ago and found a bargain at Xometry.com, which btw has a great platform for job shops. They also have supplies and sell raw materials. The great thing with a random box of remnants is getting shapes you wouldn’t ordinarily order and have sitting on the shelf. One of the remnants I […]

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ThermoDefender Demo at CES 2017!

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FLIR Booth CES 2017

In mid 2016 FLIR had a contest for makers and asked for use ideas for their new Lepton developer module. Here is my original submission. The idea was picked up by the selection committee at FLIR and after a brief phone interview they selected the idea as one of the five finalist that were flown […]

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Upgrading Lights in the 3D Printing & Fab Room

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I’ve been on a quest, about a month now, to find the “PERFECT” LED lighting for my “fab room”. Right now I have a ceiling fan and it’s 3 bulb light fixture and two led shop lights on chains over two areas. I’ve spent a good bit of time online at Amazon as well as […]