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DIY heated bed for a Cetus 3D printer

Last year I purchased a Cetus 3D printer which I have now been using off and on for 8 months. So far I have been very happy with the results. Quick review of the printer Positives: ~10 min assembly time. Extremely high … Continue reading

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CAD design of a DIY Strain Wave (harmonic drive) Reduction in Fusion 360

Strain wave gearing is known for its near zero backlash, compact design and axial construction. However it is not known for being cheap. This is why Simon Merrett created waves (pun fully intended) with his DIY 3D printed strain wave gear reduction first … Continue reading

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Old-school Scientific Pen Plotter Teardown

I recently acquired an old Rikadenki pen plotter from a lab I work in and have decided to pull it apart to investigate how it works. It turns out to be quite unlike any of the Cartesian bots currently used by the DIY community. The pen … Continue reading

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DIY Digital Cell Phone Microscope.

I’m lucky enough to have in my possession a 40+ year old Japanese made microscope that belonged to my mother as a child. Although small, it works quite well and produces good images even though I imagine it was only ever intended … Continue reading

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