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Self-introduction
04-19-2014, 03:48 AM (This post was last modified: 04-19-2014 03:49 AM by sho.)
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Self-introduction
Let's talk about yourself to other members.

your work, hobby, about your house, anything is okay.
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04-19-2014, 06:04 AM (This post was last modified: 04-19-2014 06:04 AM by jmccartney.)
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Hello, I am James McCartney. My undergrad is in informations systems and my masters is in information technology. I work professionally as a software developer and live outside Washington D.C USA.

I got involved in microelectronics as a hobby a few years ago and after some time 3d printing. I am pretty good using Sketchup and getting printable parts out of it as well as Eagle PCB CAD. I'll attach some pictures of my PCB work.

More pics.


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04-19-2014, 07:34 AM
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I am Rainer Radow from Hannover, Germany.
My hobby's are all kind of techniques. During my life - I am 50 now - I became familiar with all kinds of electronics, and mechanics. My big passion are steamboats. I have build my steamboat Emma starting with an old 1930 riveted bare hull. Coal fired Boiler and 10 HP engine are self made: http://www.steamboating.de/emma/steam-bo...-main.html

For this I have a lathe and CNC mill at home. I also could mill Shellmo out of a block of aluminum ;-)
This part is 400 mm long:
[Image: 2014-01-10.221755-k.jpg]


Searching for a good method how to make cast iron patterns for a new steam engine I have build two RepRap printers. Because this was not the right tool for my purpose I lately finished a "Käsefräse" = Cheese Mill = German word for light CNC mill: http://cnc.radow.org/portal/cnc-portal-fraese-00-00.php

With this I milled some patterns for cast iron:
[Image: 2012-09-02.221344-k.jpg]

And got this part out of it - 20 kg of cast iron on the milling table:
[Image: 2012-12-04.210230-k.jpg]


I am also able to make my home brewed PCB's but more in the crude style with KiCad. I also changed from playing with chemicals to making it by CNC milling and drilling. So you also can form the outer contour in one step with the rest. Ideal for prototyping but limited by the minimum strip line -results are more like a breadboard!
[Image: 2014-04-03.192631-k.jpg]


Here 3 Arduino's with two comparators for signal amplifying
[Image: 2014-04-03.213717-k.jpg]


I am fascinated by the centipede movement and I would like to help making the design printable on the ordinary home 3D printer and durable to have fun with Shellmo.

I also like the/a shell for Shellmo - so we need designers too! Also eyes fascinates me.

Rainer
http://www.steamboating.de

Rainer
http://www.steamboating.de
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04-24-2014, 08:43 AM
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Tonight I milled and drilled my first SMD capable circuit board at home on the small CNC-mill. With this now I can rapid-produce my own Shellmo boards if necessary.

Circuit board held against a lamp - bores = 0.6 mm - made for SMD HC 4094 bus register driving a 6 digit LED 7 segment display.
[Image: 2014-04-23.210859-k.jpg]


Front side of the board
[Image: 2014-04-23.234119-k.jpg]


It's funny - I am going to bed now 00:34 here in Germany. Sho in Japan will have his breakfast within the next minutes and James will open the first "soft drink" after work.

Good night

Rainer
http://www.steamboating.de
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04-24-2014, 09:35 AM
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(04-19-2014 07:34 AM)steamboat Wrote:  I have build my steamboat Emma starting with an old 1930 riveted bare hull. Coal fired Boiler and 10 HP engine are self made: http://www.steamboating.de/emma/steam-bo...-main.html
I guess I was very distracted by you machining skills and creations (pics) that for some reason until just now did I realize when you meant "steamboat" you actually meant something you could ride in...followed your link..wow!
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04-27-2014, 08:11 PM
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RE: Self-introduction
Hello,

I Jack Lee come form Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.

I'm a Web&Mobile Developer Now,I love any technology about Web&Mobile.
and i also is a 3D Architectural Visualization a few years ago.(I familiar in AutoCAd3D and 3DStudioMax)

I learn some machinery skill in my Frist Job. their is a Small Factory in my town .In the Factory i learn how to control a Lathe/Milling Machine and CADCam .

I Love Robotics very much.So Develop a Robot is one of my hobby.
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04-27-2014, 09:39 PM
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Hello Jack,
I send you a warm welcome from Germany

Rainer
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11-26-2014, 12:56 AM
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Hi,

My name is Xoan Sampaiño, and I'm from Spain. I'm a RepRap enthusiast, and GNU/Linux and (new) FreeCAD user.

I discovered this amazing project a couple weeks ago, and now I have my own RepSpider: https://db.tt/qgDJMN5j Smile


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11-26-2014, 01:46 AM
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Welcome Xoan!

do you have already the motors for the RepSpider? Sho has send me some this summer as give away for Shellmo Enthusiasts - I could send such a pack with two motors, the motor driver and the BT-Module for free! Because I live in Hannover, Germany, this would be faster as if Sho would send it from Japan...

If you like this, please send me a PM
rainer@radow.org

Rainer
http://www.steamboating.de


(11-26-2014 12:56 AM)xoan Wrote:  Hi,

My name is Xoan Sampaiño, and I'm from Spain. I'm a RepRap enthusiast, and GNU/Linux and (new) FreeCAD user.

I discovered this amazing project a couple weeks ago, and now I have my own RepSpider: https://db.tt/qgDJMN5j Smile

Rainer
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11-26-2014, 02:18 AM
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(11-26-2014 01:46 AM)steamboat Wrote:  Welcome Xoan!

do you have already the motors for the RepSpider? Sho has send me some this summer as give away for Shellmo Enthusiasts - I could send such a pack with two motors, the motor driver and the BT-Module for free! Because I live in Hannover, Germany, this would be faster as if Sho would send it from Japan...

If you like this, please send me a PM
rainer@radow.org

Rainer
http://www.steamboating.de

Hi Rainer!

Thanks a lot for this beautiful welcome :)

I'll send you a PM right now.
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