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Steven Osborn

"I would love to change the world, but they won't give me the source code".

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3D printed Cyclone Dust Separatorsteve918

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 21:45:47 +0000

I do a bit of wood working and have trouble with my shop vac filter clogging and needing to be replaced frequently.  The filters are $20 a pop and the vacuum is much less effective at filtering really small particles than a cyclone so I designed a cyclone separator  to extract the saw dust more efficiently and […](image)

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Fusion360 Tip – Import Parts Directly from McMaster Carrsteve918

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 00:06:32 +0000

There is a neat feature in Fusion 360 that allows you to import parts from McMaster’s without leaving Fusion. I recommend watching full-screen.(image)

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Lulzbot Extruder Hackingsteve918DSC_0148

Wed, 31 Dec 2014 23:55:55 +0000

I was hoping that all my extruder issues were over when I sold the Makerbot (mentioned in my previous post), but unfortunately I am slowly becoming an expert in building and repairing Lulzbot extruders.  The good news is that unlike the Makerbot the Lulzbot is 100% open-source and it is trivial for me to print […](image)

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Makerbot Woessteve9182014-10-14 21.49.34

Wed, 12 Nov 2014 11:06:00 +0000

I’ve had a 3D printer for a while now and really love the technology.  I especially love sharing the joy and wonder of 3D printing with other people.  While I initially had a lot of issues getting good prints out of my Afinia H279, over time I’ve learned a lot of tips and tricks that make life […](image)

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Racing stripesteve9182014-08-31 14.40.372014-08-31 14.40.522014-08-31 14.41.31

Wed, 03 Sep 2014 22:58:06 +0000

This simple racing stripe transforms the room from a nursery to a proper big-boy room.  I didn’t want to spend ~$15 on a pint of interior paint and the stripe is high enough on the wall it shouldn’t see a lot of wear so I opted to use a bottle of $2 craft paint.  The […](image)

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Cowboy Sheriff Badgesteve9182013-10-29 18.47.07

Wed, 30 Oct 2013 19:57:28 +0000

Designed using iDraw on Mac, cut out of 1/8″ fiberboard, then painted silver. After that they went back into the laser to etch the lettering and filled in the lettering with a black Sharpe. I attached some badge magnets to the back with hot-glue to finish them off.(image)

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Simple Golang Keystoresteve918

Mon, 19 Nov 2012 09:23:14 +0000

After doing mobile programming for a while I’ve become fond of  the simple, non-performant, OS key-value stores.  While playing with Golang on the Raspberry Pi I thought it would be nice to have. So for your amusement I went ahead and released it.

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Google just told Amazon to get off their lawnsteve918

Fri, 16 Nov 2012 19:34:37 +0000

It seems like Google is targeting Amazon directly with their latest legal agreement. Section 3.4 of Google’s new terms, which were updated Tuesday, reads, “You agree that you will not take any actions that may cause or result in the fragmentation of Android, including but not limited to distributing, participating in the creation of, or promoting […](image)

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Golang on Raspberry Pisteve918

Sun, 28 Oct 2012 07:10:55 +0000

It took a few tries for me to get it working, but I have Go running on my Raspberry Pi. Here are a few of the references I used to get it working: Tutorial to build from source from Dave Cheney. Also has some great info for setting up swap and increasing the amount of […](image)

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Cool bicycle brake disk clocksteve9187935092686_d9ae1c2cd5_z

Wed, 05 Sep 2012 20:43:45 +0000

My wife made me this great clock for my birthday. The brake disk was free at a local bike shop. Very cool “up-cycling”. (very much pun intended)(image)

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