My First Brainfuck computer

mainAn ultra-small and low cost programmable computer for the masses

My First Brainfuck is an educational computer built to be as minimalistic as possible. I’m sorry for the use of the offensive f-word, but it is the actual name of the program language the computer uses. Description The My First Brainfuck … Continue reading Continue reading

Laser cut gingerbread house

This year we created a miniature gingerbread house using a 50W laser engraver. Happy holidays!

Description Use a 50W Laser engraver to cut a miniature gingerbread house Features Modeling a 3D model of our summer house Creating 2D outlines Repairing a broken laser engraver Baking gingerbread sheets with even thickness Laser cut and engrave 32 … Continue reading Continue reading

Bringing a 12 year old Roland MDX-20 up to date

How to add: USB connection, FTDI drivers and a new postprocessor to a low cost CNC mill (Roland MDX-15 / MDX-20).

Description Adding USB connection, drivers and a new postprocessor to a low cost CNC mill (Roland MDX-15 / MDX-20). Features Adding USB interface to main PCB Custom FTDI driver HTML post processor Batch files to control mill Development During my … Continue reading Continue reading

Ultimate PIC16F628/627 breakout board

A miniature breakout board for rapid development of microprocessor projects.

Description A miniature breakout board for rapid development of microprocessor projects Features ICSP connector for quick programming and power (PICkit compatible) All pins available on standard .1” pin headers Single sided PCB (easy to manufacture) 4 debug led’s 1 generic … Continue reading Continue reading

Web controlled home automation

livingHow to build a web controlled home automation center. This post describes the software used with the miniature router (OpenWrt), the PIC 16F628 lab board, the serial communication and radio protocol.

Description This post is the last of three and describes the software needed to build a web controlled home automation center. The previous two describes how to add a serial interface to a router and how to build a microprocessor … Continue reading Continue reading

Lego compatible Android minifigure

3D printed Android mini figure with: • Moveable arms, hands, legs and head • LEGO compatible • Miniature legs

Description 3D printed Android mini figure Features Moveable arms, hands, legs and head LEGO compatible Miniature legs Development Since I develop mobile phones, I thought it would be cute to have an Android as a minifig. I already had the … Continue reading Continue reading

Interlocking wooden rings

Two interlinked miniature rings from one single piece of wood. The rings were CNC cut from eight different sides using a custom built fixture.

Description Two linked miniature rings from one piece of wood Features 8-sided 2D CNC mill Custom built fixtures Lots of manual sanding and polishing Several layers of varnish Development As a wedding gift to my wife I wanted to make … Continue reading Continue reading