You are viewing the blog index. Alternatively view all posts by categories or by tags.

Subscribe via RSS

  • Removing "Facebook like" and "Google +1" from your browsing

    There are any number of reasons why you might want to remove Facebook like and Google +1 buttons from websites you view, but if you don’t use these services, or don’t like to publish link repeats in your social media stream; then, at best, they serve as visual clutter while...

  • No-Bend, Self-Jig Rear Hanger

    While I was not happy with the bending requirements in the initial M0.1 design of Atomic Duck, I was willing to use part design that required a press brake for manufacture and refine them later. That is until I found that the cost of bending is prohibitively high in small...

  • add-rel-lightbox version 0.2

    New for version 0.2, the plugin will now also add the lightbox attribute and caption to image linked galleries using the [gallery link=”file”] shortcode. add-rel-lightbox is a WordPress plugin that will automatically add a rel=”lightbox” attribute and the image appropriate description from the media library to link-wrapped images placed in...

  • Composite Materials for Bending

    This article has vector images embedded, these are handled fine by most modern browsers, but if you can’t see the images, just click them to view _backwards compatible versions This is a bit of a technical post, but it’s information that might be useful to you later, so feel free...

  • Open Source Hardware

    What I’ve been calling “Open Source Engineering” is more widely known as open source hardware, and associated to open hardware. Often, open source hardware is taken to mean electronics, but this is just because a large number of projects are electronic. Open source hardware refers to any product with a...

  • Glued, laminated structural components

    While looking for alternatives to industrial forming of aluminium, I hit on the idea of using laminated wood for components. This is actually quite a sensible idea, wood can be formed into curves as it’s laid-up and will stay in that shape afterwards, and it has good tensile strength along...

  • Joining pdf files

    When I generate pdf files of part designs for printing, each drawing is a single file, each only a single page. This is great for viewing/sharing/printing a single part, but when I’m printing packs of technical drawings, printing several copies each of 50 (ish) pdf files and then collating those...

  • The forces of folding

    or: “Why folding 3mm Aluminium is out-of-reach of most home builders” There are two main tools for bending sheet metal, a bending brake or a press brake. In an industrial manufacturing environment, the press brake is most commonly used, as it is the more adaptable and, with the computer control,...

  • Summer Closedown

    We’ll be having a week-long summer closedown for the next week, starting Monday 15th August. This means that shop orders will not processed from 15th August until 22nd August 2010, comment approval will be delayed for that week, and you’ll have to wait for any replies. Other than that, I...

  • Allow page URLs with or without trailing .html

    I use different programs to keep track of the different parts of this website. MODx content management system (CMS) runs the front page and the project and about sections; WordPress organises the blog posts; OpenCart tends to the shop, and ikiwiki will compile the wiki. When I first installed MODx,...

  • Subscribe via RSS