Guides

Getting Started with Fusion 360

Fusion 360 (F360) by Autodesk is a very powerful Computer-Aided Design (CAD) that is awesome for beginners to get in to CAD. One of the best things about it is that you can get a “Startup License” (A.K.A. ‘hobbyist license’) for free! Of course, there are limitations: Startup: If your entitlement has been designated as…

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Recommended Tools and Prints for Getting in to Electronics

Getting in to a maker scene can be a relatively cheap hobby to get in to. You can do a lot with a few simple tools that are relatively easy to obtain. Some of the items are listed multiple times because they fit in multiple categories. Tools are not listed in any amount of importance.…

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Flashing an Image to a MicroSD Card

In this guide, I’ll be showing you how to flash an image to an SD card using Etcher. The reason we need to do this for a Raspberry Pi is because the Raspberry Pi itself does not contain an operating system. You need to flash a system image to the microSD card for the Pi…

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Correcting Crossed Connections

If you are using a connector system on your projects, a good thing to always check is to make sure that your connections are correctly polarized. The good news is, if your connections are not correct, it is usually very easy to switch them around and fix them. In this guide, I will be using…

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Adding LED Lights to my Ender 3

LED lights are a cheap, easy way to light up your 3D printer. This is a guide of how I added LEDs to the top and under the Bullseye on my Ender 3. The jist of the guide would work for just about any 3D printer though.

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Soldering an Inline DC Buck Converter/Voltage Regulator

The LM2596 DC voltage regulator/buck converter is able to take up to 40v and convert it down to as low as 1.5v. This is useful for many projects such as powering a Raspberry Pi or LED lights off a 3D printers power supply. This guide will cover how to wire one together. I will be…

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