CSG+ The new standard in certification.

Tired of reading signature blocks that are longer than the actual e-mail? Tired of the mile long list of certifications? Me, too. What does it really all mean in the grand scheme of things? It just means that they have passed some tests. How relevant is someone’s test taking ability to their actual intelligence and

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Arduino Control PC Powerstate

  I found myself in a situation where I needed to be able to ping a computer and based on the response power cycle the machine. The Arduino pings the target system and determines if the machine is responsive. If the machine is not responsive it will simply power cycle the machine and wait 3

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Bitcoin – How my computer bought tools!

Virtual currency is term that just screams fake right? Have you heard of Bitcoin, Litecoin or Dogecoin? There is countless other forms of virtual currency out there right now as well. Virtual currency has exploded over the last 3 months. Why, you ask? The currency is becoming more mainstream and more websites accept it as payment.

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So you lock your keys in the car, while in Africa!

Life is an adventure and sometimes you have to think outside the box to get by. Here is my classic ride. It has all the amenities a person could ask for like — well none, it has a tape deck. So, long story short I did this. Which in turn resulted in this. For obvious

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Its July!

Well I have been out of the loop for a while but this week I will going over some projects that kids can do!

3D Printer Garage Style – Day 2 Notes

Building a 3D printer is certainly a test of patience and will. When building a non-standard 3D printer it becomes easily apparent what kind of undertaking it may become.   The gantry that was originally built was constructed of wood using draw slides as bearings. Threaded 1/4 – 20 rod is being used as the drive mechanism.

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3D Printer Progress — Garage Style

I won’t go through the instructions on how to build a 3D printer. They can be found pretty much everywhere online. What I will do is show the progress that has been made so far with my garage printer. The first thing is this is a Wolf / Gantry style 3D printer.   I made

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So you need a cheap 40 Amp 12V supply?

Coming up this summer I will be building a 3D printer. Did you know that they draw a little bit of juice? Well just so happens that I had a Dell Power Edge 2650 laying in the basement of my house. Now you may not have one but you can get the power supplies off of E-Bay

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Open Hack Space — New Used Equipment

Had the privilege today of acquiring a new used tool. I was able to pick up a EMCO Compact 5 Mini-Lathe and Mill. Here is what I got off of Craigslist today for $140.   You can clearly see that it is a little beat up however nothing I can’t fix. The important part to

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Lathe Cross Slide Repair

Here is a short video of a Cross Slide Repair. Fecke – KJ4ZRZ