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December 12, 2018
CNC v3.2.2 is cutting Aluminum
Blog December 12, 2018
Dominic asked in a post if I am still alive, so here is a quick answer on what I am currently working:
I am busy in testing my CNC v3.2.2. I am cutting parts for a new, tracked robot chassis from 3mm aluminum sheets. The quality of the parts is good and I am confident to finish the mechanics this week. As soon as the Rover is up and running, I will create a video.
October 26, 2018
Electronisc Components of CNC v3.2.2
Blog October 26, 2018
A short video shows the electronic components of CNC v3.2.2 in detail before I will implement the stepper motor upgrade. The build instruction was updated with the circuit layout of the motor drivers (and the video).
My CNC v3.2.2 will be displayed on the Hack & Make in Nuremberg an November 3 + 4 on the stand of Siemens and after that on the Electronica in Munich from November 13 to 16, 2018 on the stand of RS-Components.
October 11, 2018
Current stage of CNC v3.2.2
Blog October 11, 2018
My CNC v3.2.2 will be displayed on the Hack & Make in Nuremberg an November 3 + 4 on the stand of Siemens and after that on the Electronica in Munich from November 13 to 16, 2018 on the stand of RS-Components.
A short video shows the current stage of this machine.
September 24, 2018
R11 entered my RoboSpatium
Blog September 24, 2018
Currently I am overhauling my RoboSpatium, the old rovers are retired. R11 is the prototype of a new generation of rovers that entered my RoboSpatium today. The build instruction including a first video is still under construction, same as the rover. Lots of work is in front of me to make R11 run as I'd like to.
August 16, 2018
Review of the Zonestar M8R2 3D printer
Blog August 16, 2018
From the company Zonestar I got the kit of a M8R2. It's a very low-priced filament printer that has the potential to do lots of upgrades. You can leave comments on the review page and so become part of the design team.

Limitied offer for the Zonestar M8R2 with Coupon Code: HFM8R2
July 25, 2018
New materials for my CNC projects
Blog July 25, 2018
A parcel from my sponsor RS-Components arrived. With the parts inside I will upgrade my CNC v3.2.2 and build at least one new machine.

The results will be displayed on the Electronica in Munich from November 13-16, 2018. If you'd like to see my machines live in action and have a talk with me, you should visit the stand of RS.
July 16, 2018
Carving lenses with CNC v3.2.2
Blog July 16, 2018
To check the hard- and software of my CNC v3.2.2 I have written a Perl script that generates Gcode files for carving lenses. You can see how the machine performed in a short YouTube video.
June 19, 2018
R12 / Special offers
Blog June 19, 2018
I am still printing parts for my latest camera robot (R12). It's a prototype for my world tour robot and my first tracked vehicle ever.
While I am diving deeper into 3D printing, my sponsor Gearbest sent me a number of special offers from local warehouses.
June 15, 2018
Review of the mechanics of the Next3D CNC router
Blog June 15, 2018
My review of the Next3D CNC router is online. This machine is build by the German company GoCNC and sets a benchmark for my DIY CNC routers.
June 1, 2018
Review of the Tevo Michelangelo 3D printer
Blog June 1, 2018
My review of the Tevo Michelangelo 3D printer is online. It's a beginner friendly machine with a very compact and sturdy design that is easy to carry with you or a good choice as a second printer for your office.
May 13, 2018
Maker Faire Berlin
Blog May 13, 2018
I got an invitation from Siemens to display my latest CNC v3.2.2 on the Maker Faire on May 25 to 27, 2018 in Berlin. I am doing lots of coding and creating a new, wooden frame. I got the electronics from RS Components.

Thanks a lot to my sponsors that give me a great opportunity to get in contact with makers and hope to see you in Berlin!
4. Mai 2018
Testbericht CR-10S 3D-Drucker
Blog 4. Mai 2018
Mit dem Creality CR-10S habe ich die verbesserte Version des CR-10 für meinen Testbericht erhalten. Das Gerät mit einem recht großen Druckvolumen hat mich überzeugt.
May 2, 2018
4 stroke generator
Blog May 2, 2018
Using parts left over from previous projects I have built an experimental setup enabling me to power a SIMATIC IOT2020, a Raspberry Pi or an Arduino Uno with peanuts or methanol.
April 26, 2018
Four strokes
Blog April 26, 2018
My backers on Patreon already can watch my latest video project. It will be publicly available next week. Until then you can guess what the 4 stroke engine is driving ;-)
April 20, 2018
Rover R10
Blog April 20, 2018
A new robot is driving in my Automuseum. The chassis is 3D printed and I got the electronics from my sponsor RS Components.
I will talk about it's mission targets and continue writing on the build instruction as soon as the vehicle is upgraded to battery power and prepared to go into the wilderness. Besides the hardware, the software needs to be upgraded as well in the coming weeks. Leave a comment and tell me if the robot works on your computer or if you have trouble to get connected - thanks!
April 17, 2018
Blog April 17, 2018
I got a CNC router type "Next 3D" from GoCNC AG, homed in Iserlohn (Germany). I will publish a review including a video in the coming weeks. Furthermore, this CNC "Made in Germany " will become the reference for my homemade machines and finally I will create videos about the basics of CNC routing in cooperation with the experts of GoCNC, that manufacture quality machines for more than a decade. I am glad to have that new partner!
March 26, 2018
New subjectindex
Blog 26. März 2018
I created a new subjectindex with more than 1200 keywords (I wasn't aware that my project grew that much over the years...). Now, this index is generated automatically by a Perl script, extracting information from meta tags on my pages. Hopefully you will now find all of my pages you are looking for (leave a comment if not).
March 14, 2018
Partner day of RS Components on 11th of April
Blog 14. März 2018
I am invited to be part of the RS components partner day on April 11, in Mainz, Germany ("Alte Lokhalle", Mombacher Straße). I will show my WinchBot 2.0 as well as new projects that are currently under construction using parts from my sponsor. I am not the only partner that will be there: Well-known suppliers of RS Components will show their products, you can take part in expert lectures and win prices. It's definitely worth coming to Mainz!
Details about the event are available on the pages of RS Components.
March 3, 2018
Ranking 3D printers
Blog March 3, 2018
I have published a personal "ranking" of the 3D printers I have reviewed so far in the column shopping tips. I am still working on a test object, all printers must process. With this object I'd like to combine the printer test with something useful for another project I am running - stay tuned to see what it will be!.
February 25, 2018
WinchBot 2.0
Blog February 25, 2018
Build instruction and video about WinchBot 2.0 are online. A pyramid composed of 45 dive is stacked by the robot arm in the video.
February 6, 2018
Review of the Geeetech E180
Blog February 6, 2018
With the Geeetech E180 I got a very compact 3D printer. Review and a video about the device are online.
January 18, 2018
A forklift has entered my RoboSpatium
Blog January 18, 2018
From sponsors I got a radio controlled forklift, an USB camera and a couple of components to build a new robot for my RoboSpatium.
Build instruction and video are edited and the robot is online. Have fun!
January 10, 2018
"For the inspired".
Blog January 10, 2018
As part of my cooperation with RS-Components, I became part of ther campaign

"for the inspired"

Lots of efforts were put into the video they recorded and I can merely imagine how many hours of editing were needed to get this result - it's definitely more professionel than my videos ;-)
To me, it's still a bit odd to see me from "outside" this way...

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