With some more time on the milling machine I now have a few more machined parts to assemble the book scanner. Machine screws, shoulder bolts and bearings that were ordered from McMaster-Carr also arrived which facilitated the assembly process.
The Book Scanner project is moving slowly, but moving nonetheless. Pictured below is the lower frame and the beginnings of the collapsible pivot mechanisms. The lower frame is held together with four 5/16-18 bolts and the specialized washers used for assembly of this extrusion. The plate seen in the lower left of the image is […]
Alumi-Porta-Collapsi-Scanner for Books V 0.1 When the tool you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail. So, having some aluminum extrusion laying around looks like a book scanner waiting to happen.
A clean brewery is of primary importance to any successful home brewer. Most of home brewing is the cleaning beforehand and afterwards, so if you like washing the dishes, you will probably make a good home brewer. But, like many other home brewers, I’m always on the lookout to improve the performance of a process […]
So a lot has been happening here in the last month. So in chronological order here is the scoop. I have started to fix stuff on my motorcycle with the hope that it will warm up around here and I can go for a ride someday soon. As you can see the motorcycle is in […]
So the roof is on and walls are about 80% complete. All in all, a sucessful trip. The casualty list is as follows. 1) Backpacking stove fuel pump. 2) My left thumb. 3) My trailer and 4 sheets of plywood. In the future (Spring 2009) will see completion of the rest of the walls, outside […]
The art of Lashing, that is binding multiple poles together with rope and knots, was one of the earliest skills that civilized humans developed. But it’s not just a skill for ancient peoples. For very little cost and an afternoon of effort with your friends and family you can build your own tower in the […]
Building a three dimensional object from a two dimensional material has always interested me from a engineering as well as a material efficiency perspective. I have build many items including desks, tables, bookshelves and bedframes from plywood and other sheet materials. This is the third desk that I have built using a flat, two dimensional material, […]