Projects, thoughts and more
Recently i stumbled over the Online CAD Onshape. I immediately fell in love, because it is browser based (so it can easily be used on Macs and Linux) and it is free for public models (and a small number of private models too). It is a parametric CAD tool, so it is more in the Solidworks range than in the Rhino3D area.
After some testing, i decided to redraw some existing parts, to spot differences how i develop parts with my Rhino3D package.
To summarize everything up: I love it, i will use it in the future and it gives me a perfect Reason for buying a iMac Retina and a iPad Pro.
Here screenshots from the two models which you can also access online. As a downside you have to create a (free) account first, there is no way for i.e. embedding the model in my website at the moment.
I had a Wordpress installation till now. But Wordpress has some disadvantages:
So i decided to change it to a static generated Page back again. I tested a bunch of Website generators, and that is what i am using now:
I have bought a FLIR E4 Thermal Camera and Firmware upgraded it to a E8. Very nice Thermal camera. I will use it to test my currently build Reflow Oven, and have some other fun with it (What about IR Skype?).
One nice feature is that you get a standard photo together with the thermal image:
And BTW my printer is sucking to much energy…
I have built a Durovis Dive to test if it works with a iPhone 5 too.
It is a not complete 3D print, instead i used the laser cut parts Lasercut Opendive from Fablab Nürnberg.
The iPhone 5 fits perfect:
Recently i have bought a Olympus SZ4045TR Stereo Microscope. I will use it for all kind of electronics SMD stuff.
But because our goddaughter visited us last week, the first things under the microscope where a small spider, a dead fly and some flower parts, but see yourself…
Update The drawings are now available online, see my blogpost. Update
My new cyclocross bicycle needed lighting, because it is used everyday for my way to work. It is equipped with a hub dynamo but does not have mounting holes for lights.
Because i did not find anything useful, i created my own lamp brackets.