Author Archives: scott

Making it real

I’m involved with the burgeoning Wellington Maker Group, a collective of people that like to create something from nothing in their spare time. As part of this group I’ve taken a 1/20th shareholding in our very own Makerbot Thing-o-matic and … Continue reading

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House model update

I’ve not had as much time as I would’ve liked but I’m still plugging away with my house modelling in SketchUp. The timber framing for the lower floor is almost complete. It’s interesting how many measurements I’ve managed to stuff … Continue reading

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Subsonic couch

You heard it right, a subsonic couch. As in inaudible. It shakes, rattles and rolls. This a view of the bottom of the couch where you see the two subsonic actuators bolted to the frame. Subsonic actuators are effectively speakers … Continue reading

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Sketchup love

I’ve been painting the shelves of the bookshelf unit I built a few months back. While the paint was drying it got me to thinking that it’d be a great practice model in SketchUp. Incredibly, 30 mins later this is … Continue reading

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McLaren M22

My father and I went to the New Zealand Grand Prix meet held at the ¬†Manfeild circuit outside Palmerston North last weekend. It was a great day with the one make Suzukis putting on some good racing, the NZV8s putting … Continue reading

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SketchUp progress

I’ve been modeling my house in SketchUp. This is how far I’ve got so far and it’s mostly dimensionally accurate. I’ve found a pretty awesome channel on YouTube called The SketchUp Show. I’ve seen their lattern demo and think I … Continue reading

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Getting started with Sketchup – again

After a false start last year I found some renewed enthusiasm for getting started again with SketchUp after seeing a presentation at the Wellington Makers group by the new head of Ponoko‘s 3D production Rich Borrett. At the meetup he … Continue reading

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ERB569 stolen by a stalker

Some scumbag has stalked my mum from her car into Pak’n’Save supermaket Royal Oak, Auckland, New Zealand. They have then waited for an opportune time to steal her handbag from the bottom of the shopping trolley and then stolen her … Continue reading

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Cap 232 initial fight report

Finally had a chance last year to give the Cap 232 its maiden. It was a very nervous time as the model didn’t have a manual. This meant I had no idea if: The servos were strong enough The all … Continue reading

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13 virtues

Temperance: Eat not to dullness and drink not to elevation. Silence: Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself. Avoid trifling conversation. Order: Let all your things have their places. Let each part of your business have its time. … Continue reading

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