PCBWay I Can Solder Kit 2019

I’m happy to announce that PCBWay is running a STEAM Education contest with prizes up to 500$, and I’ve been selected as one of the judges for the competition. Besides the monetary prizes, the winning projects will be produced and sold by PCBWay and the winners will receive 10% of sales permanently. So in case you’re interested and you have a PCB design that you want to share, don’t miss this opportunity! You have until Read more…

SpaceX Falcon Heavy 3D Printed

Around a year ago, after SpaceX Falcon Heavy first test flight,  I found this amazing 3d model for Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy on Thingiverse from the user chemteacher628. I’ve decided to print it myself, so I downloaded the parts, uploaded them to Tinkercad to assemble the model virtually before printing it, to check if everything was ok. While I was checking it, I’ve decided to make a few changes. Now that Falcon Heavy has taken off again last week, I thought it was a good time to share the modifications I’ve done.

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DIY Metal Melting Furnace

The world is always evolving fast and new technologies emerging, like metal 3D printing, but sometimes it just feels good to do things the “old” way. Don’t get me wrong, I love technology but still is great to learn old techniques specially when they tend to disappear when less and less people actually care to learn them and the craft becomes closer to extinction. Not that this is the case, although a few foundries have been closing over the last years. Be that an excuse or not, Gonçalo and me decided to build a simple DIY furnace, not only for the reasons above but we’re crazy about forging and metal working, and we would love to create some amazing metal pieces. Besides this is a dangerous project, what more do I need to say?!!

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