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  • Rear Hanger Shear Strap

    Using adhesive as the main joining method for the Atomic Duck requires careful design of the part interfaces. Where welding is equally as strong in all directions, adhesive performs well in compression and shear, but badly when there is tension across the joint. This is not a problem of the...

  • Have Laser: Will Cut

    I’ve been designing parts for the Atomic Duck to be manufacture by laser cutting, so I looked for a makerspace or friendly laser cutter in Liverpool. DoESLiverpool has a workshop with a laser cutter and a makerbot and co-working space, and I’ve been having great fun it their Makernights (two...

  • A001_P018_R001 Chain Cover

    As the chain has been rerouted for this design revision, and now goes through the cab and luggage area, that area needs to be covered. While this could be covered with 3 interlocking panels, I don’t want to leave sharp corners in the luggage area. Instead, a single piece that...

  • [Solved] — Incorrect Redirect on Comment Submission

    Edit: Thanks to WordPress Answers user peteroak the problem with the comments is now fixed. Turns out that I’d accidentally got an extra redirect statement in the .htaccess file for the blog that required the comment submission to come from this site’s url to prevent some automatically submitted spam. Unfortunately,...

  • A003_R002 Seat Design

    The seat structure seems to have taken the most time of all the assemblies to re-design, though it was interrupted by some thesis redrafts. It’s perhaps a measure of the amount of how much work was needed on the previous revision (A003_R001). A003_R002 Seat Assembly A003_R002 Seat Frame Seat Cover...

  • Go Technical Innovation!

    The 24 Heures du Mans (Le Mans 24 Hours) traditionally has a garage reserved for a vehicle that doesn’t fit the current rules. Though the car runs unclassified and is ineligible for any of the prizes, it’s an opportunity for the selected car to run alongside the rest of the...

  • Using Bitcoins

    I’ve written about what bitcoins are and how you use them is up to you, but if you are going to use them, you’ll want to know how to get some. You can start by either mining Bitcoins, or you can exchange something of value you have for Bitcoins. I...

  • add-rel-lightbox Version 0.4 Released

    Upgrade from your WordPress admin panel, or download from wordpress.org/extend/plugins/add-rel-lightbox/ Version 0.4 switches from identifing the link-wrapped images in a page with hacked-together regexes that just about work, to properly parsed HTML structure using PHP Simple HTML DOM Parser. When I initially tried to release version 0.4 and installed the...

  • About Bitcoins

    As Bitcoins are a Maker currency — invented, open sourced and run and maintained by the invested network — I’ve been looking into accepting Bitcoins in the Deferred Procrastination shop. While I’ve been following the ups and downs of the Bitcoin economy, the relative stability of the Pound to Bitcoin...

  • Seat Shape

    This post is a bit of a development of design ideas. Sometimes it’s good to go through each stage of a design and explain why it has been rejected. Of course, like any design process there’s a good deal of opinion, approximation and guesswork to it, so be sure to...

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