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Susan Rambo
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Coming along
Susan Rambo   4/14/2014 10:09:41 PM
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Very nice work, Max. Could you now build me a procrastination engine (actually I don't need one...)

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Adafruit 8mm Through-Hole NeoPixels
David Ashton   4/15/2014 12:28:23 AM
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Max

> Adafruit .... have just introduced Diffused 8mm Through-Hole NeoPixels.

Those are pretty tasty..... only a buck each too.....

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Re: Coming along
Max The Magnificent   4/15/2014 9:45:47 AM
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@Susan: ...actually I don't need one...

Because you are always in a good mood?

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Re: Adafruit 8mm Through-Hole NeoPixels
Max The Magnificent   4/15/2014 9:47:36 AM
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@David: Those are pretty tasty..... only a buck each too....

I'm really enjoying playing with Adafruit's NeoPixels -- I'm using the rings and the strips and the Flora NeoPixels at the moment, but I'm sure I'll find a use for these through-hole ones in the fullness of time.

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Re: Adafruit 8mm Through-Hole NeoPixels
lukemiller   4/15/2014 9:58:07 AM
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Max,

 I love this... how did you get the panels cut? I want a cnc machine, maybe i'll build one. You need nixie tubes

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Re: Adafruit 8mm Through-Hole NeoPixels
Max The Magnificent   4/15/2014 10:01:35 AM
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@LukeMiller: I love this... how did you get the panels cut?

David -- the master machinist guy mentioned in the blog -- has a friend who has a water jet cutter; that's what was used to cut everything out. Willie -- the guy who created the 3D drawings for me also output the CNC files required to drive the water cutter. They do look tasty, don't they?

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Re: Adafruit 8mm Through-Hole NeoPixels
Max The Magnificent   4/15/2014 10:03:23 AM
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@luke miller: I want a cnc machine

ME TOO!

      maybe i'll build one.

Oooh -- that would be a great project

      You need nixie tubes

I do, I do!!!

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Building a workspace
Rcurl   4/15/2014 10:24:44 AM
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@Max: I dream of having a proper workshop. If I had the money, I'd build something at the bottom of our back garden and equip it with all sorts of woodworking and metalworking tools. It would be wonderful to be able to spread out over multiple worktables and have things like circular saws and suchlike all set up and poised for action.

Rather than build your own workspace, why not check out the Maker space that's just down the street from you: https://256.makerslocal.org/

You get access to a bunch of tools, plus you can have your own private workspace too.  I joined the one here in Birmingham, and it's been a blast (sometimes literally!).  I like working on a project while there are people around who have expertise in other disciplines. It's nice being able to get tips from a machininst, a welder, a Linux guru, and a ceramics expert- all without leaving the room!

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Re: Building a workspace
Max The Magnificent   4/15/2014 10:38:04 AM
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@Rcurl: Rather than build your own workspace, why not check out the Maker space that's just down the street from you: https://256.makerslocal.org/

I really do need to do that -- it's just that there never seems to be enought time -- it's so much easier to stroll into my own garage -- also I can have my boom box blasting out Pink Floyd LOL

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Cow manure...
Brian@BDH   4/15/2014 9:50:58 PM
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Re: And someone told me that the Disney Imagineers use cow manure, but I'm not sure where to lay my hands on that (no pun intended).

Max - the field behind our house has cattle grazing on it. There is an endless supply of such material you speak of...  :-)

 

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