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HEJLILL - Werkbank für < 150 €

For the past few years, I’ve used a metal storage rack as a makeshift work area. It never was a satisfactory solution, and for some of the upcoming projects I definitely needed something with both more stability and a bigger (and level!) working area. Professional workbenches are way too expensive and wouldn’t fit into my basement anyway, and much of the hobbyist stuff sold on the internet or at hardware stores is not much better than the wobbly racks I threw out. Hence, I decided to build my own workbench from stock parts that you can get from IKEA and/or a hardware store.

Let there be light...

I recently bought a 3D printer. I'm not sure yet how much use it will actually see, so I went for a cheap model - one of the usual acrylic DIY kits shipped from the far east. While it's actually working rather well, there are a few details that are bothering me. For one thing - you can't see what's going on beneath the nozzle without a torch. However, using a 3D printer and some LEDs, resistors and some experimental circuit board, that problem was easily solved...

Model Storage Robot Part 4: Robo Interface Programming

Based on the hardware built in part 2 and the interface specification explained in part 3, we can now program the Robo Interface that is responsible for the low-level hardware control. 

Model Storage Robot Part 3: Robo/Photon Interface

The hardware I described and tested in the previous video is controlled by a Robo Interface. This interface does not have any pre-fabricated connections to the outside world that might be used to control it, so I will be using a Photon to access it via the internet.

Model Storage Robot Part 2: Hardware

The hardware I built for my private high-rise storage system has collected dust matured for some time now - time for the next video of the series.

Stop Coding, Start Ruling

This is a repost of an SCN blog article available here

Model Storage Robot Part 1: Big Picture, Big Plans

For some time now, I've accumulated several libraries and technologies on my list of things to try out. Someday. Whenever I can find the time. Which is probably - well, someday never comes. So I decided to make up my own "fun" project and stuff many of the things I wanted to try out into it.

Fanning the Flames: Prefixing Variable/Attribute Names

This is a repost of an article posted on SCN.

System Landscape for Add-On Development

This is the second part of my answer to Christian Drumm's question What System Landscapes Setup to use for Add On Development? - and probably more of an answer to the original question than the first part.

First Marble Coaster 2016

This is a combination of some of the transport mechanisms of the standard models. 


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