Adaptron!

Recently I binge bought this lovely miniature ratchet:

It has a certain je ne sais quoi that was irresistible.

Anyways, I also have some sets of 4mm hex bits, wich I would like to use with it, however, I found out that the only company making such an adaptor was Wiha, with this:

Wich doesn’t particularly appeal to me, really. What to do then?

Well, machine the crap out from an extension adapter:

Lathe out the end bit, saving the magnet in the process and there you go.

Nice and compact:

Also added a nylon cap to it’s end to make it easy on the finger when removing the adaptor, and, coincidentally, easing the insertion into the 1/4 socket.

Extremely happy with the result, I must say!

See ya!

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Science theatre 2018

Finally got to assemble the high voltage circuit for the sputtering machine:

Microwave transformer and capacitor, 20kv diode rectifier bridge and a 3mm PVC sheet on top of a metal carrier plate.

Everything is bolted down with M4 nylon screws.

Didn’t had any ballast to test it, but conected the multimeter to see the open circuit voltage:

Roughly 70VAC in gives 1000Vdc out, but as said, this doesnt represent anything in particular, as it was open circuit.

Now, I will have to wait almost until next year to finish it off, as I have to move all my stuff to my new home. (1000km away)

See ya!

The silence of the lamps.

Sooo…what have I been up to? Well, pretty busy, actually.

(in no particular order):

CAD/CAM:

Been playing with FUSION 360. Surprisingly easy to begin with, altough as like any other CAD/CAM software, you can get easily lost on advanced projects.

Also, its free for hobbyists, so, a no brainer.

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CNC:

Why play with fusion? Well, finally managed to use the cnc router I had bought two years ago.

It has limits, especially compared against my manual milling machine, but can work 6061 aluminium easily, wich should be enough for many things.

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Time Machine:

Been buildingĀ a sputtering rig to deposit thin film metals and other substances in interesting substrates.

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Coding:

As much as I hate coding, since I spend 14h in a train every other weekend, I have managed to get used to fire Mplab and feel comfortable around it.

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Boxing:

No, not sporting, I still much prefer bicicles and running, thanks. I meant making boxes.

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Travel:

Been investigating my new living place with my girlfriend, and found tons of abandonalia to visit.

I even opened a new blog to track every lost place I can get around to. (And some industrial bits and boobs)

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So…been doing things, just not feeling about writing anything down, however, now that I own a more powerful smartphone, I can blog from mostly anywhere, wich makes my life easier, as for to keep blogging, because even if noone reads it, its a good mental exercise.

See you soon!

Splice

Apart from being an awful 2009 movie, this is what we should do when a component strip is about to end:

Howeverr, in reality we rarely do it,mainly because the machine swallows the strip faster than you can comfortably splice it without risk of dropping the tool/ripping the strip. (Paper strips are tougher, but plastic ones can get damaged easily.

Also, shit sometimes we have to do:

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Yeah, that is the same continuous strip… :/

Ouroboros

If you have a decent mitology background, this will be self explanatory:

For those who dont, Ouroboros is an ancient symbol depicting a serpent or dragon eating its own tail. {Wikipedia}

Also, this is the first post I have ever written via smartphone, and I’m proud of it. XD.