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Tasmanian Blackwood Cheeseboards – V2

Concept:  A few more cheeseboards made from Tasmanian Blackwood. Materials: Tasmanian Blackwood Processes: Cut squares on a table saw Glue with west system epoxy Laser engraved logo Tung…

Month Word Clock Prototype

Concept: A 16×16 letter clock which displays the day of the month. A genetic algorithm was used to arrange the letters to get the best fit. I adapted the…

Business Cards

Concept: Startup weekend is coming up and I need some business cards to hand out. The theme is somewhat akin to the word-find clocks that I have been…

Mid field monitors

Concept: Some homemade speakers for TV, music & movie use. The target is to sound good on a couch about 4m away. Good reproduction of highs is important for…

Cast plastic hose barbs

    Concept: A colleague working on a water wall project needed 50 hose barbs. Hosebarbs run about $4.50 each in brass. As a project I attempted to cast…

Word Clocks by Ash – Crowdfunding Project

Concept:The successors to the prototype word clock. Offered as a crowdfunding project on Pozible called “Word Clocks by Ash“. The idea behind crowdfunding this project wasn’t really to…

Tasmanian Blackwood Cheeseboards

Concept: I purchased some gorgeous tasmanian blackwood while I was in Hobart. The aim was to show off the wood as much as possible. The checkboard grain makes the…

Arduino + ESP8266 + Thingspeak example code

I had trouble finding an easy solution to getting a ESP8266 to work with a Arduino so I’ll post my results below. Here is what you need to get…

CC3200 LaunchXL Thinkspeak Temperature Logger for Energia – Code example

The CC3200 has a built in temperature sensor to make it easy to get up and running quickly. I couldn’t find any really easy to use code so…

Quadcopter box

Concept: A box for the recent quad build. The box is intended to press fit together. Software: laserworks Materials: 3mm mdf, 3mm foam board, 15mm styrofoam. Decals cut from black…

Quadcopter V1

Concept: A new frame for my FPV250 Spec quadcopter. Aims to be light and easily customisable. Software: Autocad > mastercam Materials: 2.5mm carbon Quad parts: https://docs.google.com/a/awam.com.au/spreadsheets/d/1LKW9u41mnBjfwtdNLgPxt7Z4nIeOG5dv_DpQ5A3K6-w/edit?usp=drive_web Processes: CNC cut Time: 5 hours…

Heart envelopes

Concept:Little heart windows in envelopes so the pattern of the card shows from inside the card. Software: Inkscape > Laserworks Materials: standard auspost envelopes Processes: Lasercut Time: 10 mins Quantity produced: 25…

Engagement Thankyous

Concept: Thankyou cards for engagement gifts. Thankyou note is written on the white area adjacent the cut out text. Software: Inkscape > autocad > Laserworks Materials: patterned card, envelopes Processes: Lasercut Time: 10 mins Quantity…

Google Cardboard V2

Concept: This version is lasercut based on the actual google cardboard plans. Software: Inkscape > Laserworks Materials: Cardboard, 40mm planoconvex lenses Processes: Lasercut Time: One hour Quantity produced: 1 Cost: $5 Files: ghettoculus thrift (dxf)

Google Cardboard V1

Concept: An attempt at a Google Cardboard (read “ghettoculus thrift”) using only items around the house. Google Cardboard is a development kit which involves using your phone for VR….

3D Printed Model Reclaimer

Concept: A model of a Yard Reclaimer used at coal/iron ore shipping ports. Software: tinkercad > slic3r > mach 3 Materials: 1.8mm PLA filament Processes: 3d printed each side,…

Carbon Paypass Bottle Opener Keyring

Concept: A keyring made from super strong carbon with a paypass sticker. Made to test 2d shapes in mastercam as well as to test the feasibility of cutting…

Large Word Clock (prototype)

Concept: A pretty take on the traditional word clock. The front is intended to be smooth and reflective and the letters are pocketed from the back. This concept later…

In-dash Wireless Charging

The wireless charger: http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Black-QI-Wireless-Charging-Charger-Pad-for-LG-E960-Google-Nexus-4-Nexus-7-2G-Nokia/1416517939.html Some seem to work better than others.   there is also this: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/DIY-Qi-Wireless-Charger-PCBA-Circuit-Board-With-Coil-Charging-for-Nexus-5-Nokia-/271476280507?pt=AU_MobilePhoneAccessories&hash=item3f353f4cbb&_uhb=1   The wireless charger pulled apart: This one is a different…

Bless This Home Carved Plaque

Concept: A wall mountable carving to give to friends and family. Essentially a practice piece to get the art and calibration of carving wood down-pat. Materials: Various timbers, stains, varnishes,…