Eric Lotze Log

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  • Also has a sort of "captains log" of their work / daily thoughts
  • Not always consistant, so double check their Contributions Page for more specifics on projects/edits


Eric Log


  • Going down the deepend of research hyperfocus again lol, need to GO TO SLEEP
  • Mainly did
    • Usual wiki work
    • Usual SMM work
  • Also:
    • Brought up the fact that more work on odrive would be a HUGE boost to our, and others (such as James Brunton and Skyentific ) robotics work (also the goofy prospect of a d3d with odrive motors (or even better an hbot style printer) )
  • Talked a lot on makerspaces with people on discord
  • Someone made a discord server attempting to be the "hub" of everything open source (brand new, but could develop into something nice)
  • One person on the precious plastic discord is in puerto rico, so same area + weather for the most part etc (also similar time zones)
    • Need to dm/video talk with them
    • Could use Resilient Buildings more than north florida with how they get the direct path of a pile of hurricanes (and their eye walls...)
  • Also thought of the idea of Open Source Low Tech working on some of the Sanitation Construction Sets Stuff (i made that forever ago so will need some serious cleaning up lol)
  • Posted down some earlier research on more gassification tech
  • ALSO a youtube channel i am following is making probably the best non industrial (ie atmospheric-ish pressure) Biogas Upgrader
  • Outside of that pile of networking, and some link spam i didn't do TOO much today
  • Guessing 5hrs?


  • I finally got my first "real job" !
    • SO it's at walmart, so i saw a intresting sorting + roller conveyor setup
    • Also will have money in a few weeks to 1-3 months to burn on prototyping, projects, and the local makerspace work, so that will be nice; finally some hands on work lol
  • I didn't do TOO much today, but:
  • Mainly did
    • Usual wiki work
    • Usual SMM work
  • Also:
    • Watched a review of the Prusa Mini seems to be what it seemed it would be from the previews:
      • Cheap so accessable
      • Beter UX via screen
      • Some error due to cantilever design
      • Early Stage Bugs/Needed Optimization (Prusa MK3 had this too, took a few months to a year, but then was fully solved
  • Also added some more info on those robotic arm desigs
  • I need to dig more, some more just popped up in my youtube feed
  • I THINK skyentific's is the best as it has full on odrive, so all the nice features servos give you. Using a better plastic than ABS may make gears and structual strength better?
  • Also i don't think that design is 100% done/video-ed (i think the end effector perhaps?)
    • Also they are odd on publishing in github? need to double check tomorrow-ish
  • Wrote down my ideas for a 3D Pen made from the same componets as a 3D Printer
    • MAY be too bulky, need to plot all that out
    • BUT this would come with it being MUCH higher quality (most have odd extruders, and have awkward controls (only set numbers, or buttons lead to fatiuge etc)
    • Putting most of the electronics (and maybe even use a bowden extruder setup?) in a "solder station" like setup may counteract the bulkyness issue
  • Guessing 3 hrs


  • Mainly did
    • Usual wiki work
    • Usual SMM work
  • Also:
  • Trying FreeCAD again, got past the sketching/extruding etc
  • Main issues are the oddly low fps (granted not sure if this is normal for cad?), along with this happening with low hardware utilization (little cpu, barely any gpu, decent ram use (may just be from chrome lol) ) , and the occasional "dropped frame"
  • I tried re-installing to the latest stable version, didn't help
  • May try getting a live-usb linux going (if that can help due to windows being an afterthought perhaps?)
  • I do want to get cad going for the:
    • Stackable 3D Printer Frame (for a 3x3 or 5x5 print farm in eventual makerspace plots
    • Quadrocycle Designs
    • Kayak Modules (easiest as it is essentially an extruded block (unless i get into complex joinery and/or hull design)
    • Also want to play around with a D3D Beltprinter
    • Also could work on mold design for Precious Plastic
  • Essentially I NEED TO GET CAD GOING lol
  • Odd bit of communication gap recently
  • I'll watch those last two meetings (may have been a third in there?) in marcin's channel tomorrow or so
  • Somehow went on another wikipedia binge, and was looking for info on carbon sequestration via essentially reverse coal mining (ie putting elemental carbon (ie washed charcoal or carbon black, or some slurry) back into non-soil geological deposits. All ccs seems to be on chemical, biomass in soil/circulation, or gas storage, then fell on that odd group, not sure on their stance, but their criticism is mostly valid, short of biochar doing NOTHING, and how they ignore decentralized solutions? hard to tell, and need to ask people who actually know these areas of research.
  • I think that's about it? I'll put down 7 hr i guess


  • Do we have a meeting today?


  • Got up earlier to watch the launch of the Mars 2020 rover. (Can't wait for the results once it lands in ~7 months)
    • So i may do more work today due to more time
  • Between the Crew Dragon Launch, The Mars 2020 rover launch, and the release of spaceship2 internals, lots of aerospace stuff to geek out on so that was fun
  • Also "ColinFurze" did a video on a wood gassifier driven lawnmower, so lots of hype on syngas (also re looked up all power labs, and found another group (will document tomorrow)
  • I AM LOGGIN OFF FOR THE DAY; i'll be back in 6-12 hrs
  • Mainly did
    • Usual wiki work
    • Usual SMM work
  • More makerspace plotting
    • Looked into that cleared out area, wasn't listed online, and the county zoning map was odd, GRANTED i don't need to get ahead of myself:
      • Will probably just start with FDM Printer and possibly a co2 laser cutter
      • Then use those to make a [[MPCNC], make a FarmBot based community garden, and possibly a small shed
      • THEN if all that goes well in 2 years+ then propose full on makerspace dedicated building in that plot
    • I definetly see demand for a toolshare, need to figure out if there is an app/software for all that data (short of a google sheets)
    • Still lost on fume scrubbing
      • That one OS wet scrubber-electrostatic precipitator SHPULD be fine (especially with a carbon stage after that
      • Not sure on what sluge would be produced, but would probably need some hazardous waste handling and disposal
        • But i feel being able to lasercut plastics etc makes this system almost a necesity
    • Also need to re-look at that concept of a standardized vacuum forming rig (like that heavily advertized overpriced one (ie integrated sheet heater, press, and block, not just a block and shopvac)
  • FINALLY Many people are joining in from the discord so their accounts need made/approved
  • I think that's about it? I'll put down 7 hr i guess.


  • I AM LOGGIN OFF FOR THE DAY; i'll be back in 6-12 hrs
  • Mainly did
    • Usual wiki work
    • Usual SMM work
  • More makerspace plotting
  • Tried Finding Out if Mask-Ablation Laser PCB making could be done on a co2 laser, SEEMS it can be?
  • With that being the case, a single laser cutter, and 3d printer seem to be good starting machines
  • Also considering who could be potential sponsors
    • Nearby "Home Depot" would have a intrest in the increased materials out (ie plywood, etc) and could potentially sell some makerspace made products/services
    • Others may donate money for good press (ie banks etc)
  • To-Do
  • Need to look into "Toolsharing"
  • Look into exhaust gass scrubbing for lasercutting EVERYTHING (pvc, and some materials make nasty gasses, Activated carbon and/or wet scrubber with centralized disposal?)
    • Would probably use the same system for a spray booth
  • ALSO need to get a view of the interior of that "community room" to see usable space (pre oH LeTs HaVe 50 InDustRial MachInes in HerE)
  • Also need to see what the orange park one (some nearby one has some stuff) does/has
  • Need to formalize BOM/Request List (Lasercutter, and FDM Printer are two "main things", the real killer will be materials, small tools, organization, and ppe)
  • Was looking on the sattalite view, and there is a rather large, cleared, yet undeveloped area? (need to see what the deal is on that)
  • Also get more concrete measurements on the "yard space" around ie can a Farmbot be placed somewhere, perhaps a small shed/tent, or even put aexpandable tent out when "in use" ?
  • Do more research into using copper sulphate electrolysis for etching (found one yt video on it, look for papers etc)
  • FINALLY Many people are joining in from the discord so their accounts need made/approved
  • I think that's about it? I'll put down 6 hr i guess.
  • Guessing on hours, maybe ~4?


  • I AM LOGGIN OFF FOR THE DAY; i'll be back in 6-12 hrs
  • Mainly did
    • Usual wiki work
    • Usual SMM work
  • Also:
    • Still working on business plan
      • Saw something on wind turbines (think i was discussing on discord about Open Source Lowtech ), and some boats (often the more expensive cats or huge monohulls, as OTS wind turbines ain't cheap) have HAWTs for topping off batteries, a simple wind turbine may be a good product? Marine grade is always a challenge, but could be a good market
      • Custom Lasercut Models, Wood Parts, Balsa Wood Gliders, Puzzles, Bubblegrams, and Custom Laser Engraving, make a good case for a lasercutter, or at least a good laser diode, so i was looking into that
      • Also thinking of using the library-makerspace (potential) collaboration as a "community hub" ie host all sorts of local things
        • May have been a farmers market around, forget where that happened
      • Also the library is very close to a "Home Depot" so with the right hand-shaking etc may be able to sell 3D Printed Drill Jigs etc there
      • PC Repair/Building/Upgrading etc may be a good service. I have essential tremor, so precise movement of small parts doesn't sit well with me, that and my level of experience. Need to dig and see if any local people are good at that
      • I have plastic recycling ALMOST fully planned out, also integrating beach cleanup, as florida has...a lot of that.
      • Still kind of all over the place, but trying to get some deliverables done
      • FINALLY Many people are joining in from the discord so their accounts need made/approved
  • Guessing on hours, maybe ~7?


  • I AM LOGGIN OFF FOR THE DAY; i'll be back in 6-12 hrs
  • Mainly did
    • Usual wiki work
    • Usual SMM work
  • Had a power outage right as things were getting going, then the caffeine crash hit, so not much done today
  • Looked into if vacuum seal film could be reycled:
    • Most are multi material and/or layer so no
    • Mettalized Film of a single plastic MAY be do-able needs more research
  • Also some people on the PP wiki want to figure out how to recycle agricultural HDPE films etc
  • Power outage also had me thinking of how much usable power you could get out of a pedal->dc generator. The crank radio works, but not very ergonomic. A dedicated device with pedals, and a dc out could use a larger motor, and be a seperate device. Granted i don't need more projects...
  • I think that's about it? I'll put down 1 hr i guess.


  • I AM LOGGIN OFF FOR THE DAY; i'll be back in 6-12 hrs
  • Mainly did
    • Usual wiki work
    • Usual SMM work
  • AND some work on:
  • Networking with a group that spawned out of Precious Plastic, essentially solving the same problems we encountered with the shredder. Need to work together tto reduce Redundancy Waste
  • Tried some freecad, was having the screen "pulse" every 5 secconds or so, similar to "skipping frames" in games. Made it almost unusable
  • SO then i went down the troubleshooting rabbit hole:
    • First tried letting my laptop cool down, and reducing backround programs (closed down discord and slack etc)
    • Then i tried the good ol' "dId YoU TrY tUrNing It OfF thEn BaCK oN aGain? "
    • That didn't work so then i checked my nvidia drivers (may need to double checck other drivers etc tomorrow)
    • THAT didn't work either so i was wondering if the display cable in my laptop was becoming frayed so i dissasembled my whole laptop and the cord seemed fine (hard to tell through shroud, and i didn't break down the screen + backplate for that clamshell-half itself
      • This did let me de-dust all the insides, so probably better thermals, also found all the SSD slots, etc (more places to burn money...)
    • Altogether not certain, will try more drivers/updates tomorrow see if that helps me
  • That is about it between that and around the house work, i didn't get too much done
  • Guessing 4 hrs?


  • I AM LOGGIN OFF FOR THE DAY; i'll be back in 6-12 hrs
  • Getting back into a regular workflow
  • Mainly did
    • Usual wiki work
    • Usual SMM work
  • AND some work on:
  • I was looking into "on demand printing services" as a funding/income source for makerspaces etc
    • Supposedly with printers becoming common and cheaper, this is less profitable than it was?
    • Need to read up on it more
    • Either way actual products were supposedly more reccomended; You control what is done, and will have all the settings "down" and whatnot
      • Thinking 3d printed kayak (if that turned out well, i forgot the video's results, granted i've done a PILE of work on boats so i MAY (im no expert lol) know more on epoxies etc) could be a good source, as the OTS fishing kayaks are popular but 500USD+ i think (need to see if that is more so mold cost, not kg of plastic etc
      • Also odd fishing lures from 3d printed molds sold well for some youtube channel
      • Also those "stabalized cup holders"
      • Misc "Problem Solvers"
      • Art/Cosplay Stuff
      • etc i need to research all this and get specific cad then plot out pricing
  • I feel like everyday on the Precious Plastic Discord, someone asks about:
    • FDM Filament Making (often asking about OTS non-os designs
    • PET Recycling
  • SO these are definetly in demand at least
  • If i move along in the quadrocycle project that will most likely involve cad, so again I NEED TO SIT DOWN AND LEARN FREECAD
  • Rambling a bit, but mainly just trying to make a sustainable business model, and plan out local makerspace
  • That's about it, a bit off and on, so guessing 6hrs?


  • Got most of my goals done
  • Adhesives, and some preservation agents are all in depth organic chem and that's WAY above my level
  • Have most of the ideas together for the quadrocycle. Need to see if the gearboxes etc can be printed from nylon or something instead of using OTS car parts, or some junkyard stuff, can be done if need be, but fdm would be cheap
  • Hydraulic was intresting. I want a cvt pump based system with a accumulator now!
  • Also tires are confusing, but probably whatever the local stores have
  • Need to get into in depth pre-cad and/or cad, and also see what frame materials can work (cheapest and/or lightest)
  • ANYWHO That's about it
  • Usual 6/7 hrs idk
  • Also we do have a meeting on friday right, slack had no message last week (i think idk)?


  • Negative on covid luckily
  • Got it a week or so (steam sale) but that eco game had a reduced price. Pretty good, mostly server multiplayer based it seems which was odd
  • Did very random work yesterday on engineered wood and Building Stuff
  • Did plotting today on recycling collection (at least plastic) as a service for makerspaces/community centers (could help precious plastic, and is valuable as many buwsinesses have dumpster only etc)
  • Also was looking into people powered vehicles a bit
  • Tomorrow want to look into
    • More in depth paper/wood workflows
    • Specifically What Pollutants Can Be Treated With What
    • Wood preserving agents, and binding agents
    • Finish Recycling Plotting
    • More in depth human powered vehicle stuff
    • Look into if human powered hydraulic systems are possible/reasonable
    • Laser Engraving of Cardboard/Wood for ink/paperless marking of boxes for products
  • ANYWHO That's about it
  • Usual 6/7 hrs idk


  • Got tested for covid a day or two ago, results in a few days (family memeber got contacted, and is positive, luckily (for them not others getting it passed on unknowingly...) they are asymptomatic
    • Gotta love Florida's Response
      • Opening = Another wave (if wave 1 ever ended) of sickness whoda thunk it; if only there was some health related department to advise us on such matters
  • Today i did that video edit
    • Streamed it
    • Internet was shit as usual, and also pc was doing:
      • Blender
      • Huge File Transfers
      • OBS
      • Discord + Slack
      • Google Chrome
    • So it was kinda overloaded lol
    • SO check that out on EDVT
    • Did basic marker making + cropping + audio balancing (may be wrong words)
    • Got to color grading did like 2 sections, but was burned out
    • May continue tomorrow etc, but am hearing flail mowers in my dreams so may need a new video lol
  • That's about it and it's late + burned out due to work + general news getting me down so logging off for the day
  • Unsure on hours, mainly just editing time + waiting for video to bake/render (a few hours lol) and now for uploading (may run it overnight?)


  • WHEL, I AM LOGGIN OFF FOR THE DAY; i'll be back in 6-12 hrs
  • Mainly did
    • Usual wiki work
    • Usual SMM work
  • AND some work on:
  • Tried to reload the .blend file for the tree edit
    • Would open then close beldner imediately
    • Made a test to see if save was broken and did the same thing
    • Also the yt test video did the same thing
    • My laptop's hdd is fine (?) as no other data was lost
    • Probably user error, but i will most likely need to re-do that 3 or so hours of work lol
  • Some more work on Activated Carbon can get snakeoil-ey at times but is definetly intresting
  • All this emmisions control stuff i'm plotting seems to end up with evaporation pond powder
    • Thinking some sort of waste RTO may be needed?
      • Was planning a rto but fluidized bed for poweder OR gas
  • Also did some plotting and contacts on local makerspace planning
  • OpenDog released another video and is getting VERy polished
  • ANYWHO That's about it
  • Usual 6/7 hrs idk


  • WHEL, I AM LOGGIN OFF FOR THE DAY; i'll be back in 6-12 hrs
  • Mainly did
    • Usual wiki work
    • Usual SMM work
  • AND some work on:
    • YT Channel Plots
    • More Blender Work + YT Side Testing
    • More Plotting On Activated Carbon
      • Thermal + a RTO seems reasonable
      • Water+Ozone is intresting, yet liquid waste may be challenging perhaps carbon->liquid->evaporation pond->Incinerator/pyrolyser/rto?
    • I Think A D3D Toolchanger, Many Toolheads and a M3DP 1-10 hp motor should be our "deliverables"
    • That and more Social Media Prescence
    • Tomorrow i wil ltry and finish + upload the tree plantout edit, and also do some local networking
  • ANYWHO That's about it
  • Usual 6/7 hrs idk


  • WHEL, I AM LOGGIN OFF FOR THE DAY; i'll be back in 6-12 hrs
  • Had a covid scare, siblings and parents BOTH had infected workspaces (to the suprise of EVERYONE except health officials ~~who didn't want florida to open up~~ )
  • Seem to be good for now, so no quarentine
  • Mainly did
    • Usual wiki work
    • Usual SMM work
  • AND some work on:
  • Got familiar again with Blender NLVE-ing so am good to go on that, just need new content / be pointed to specific needs of old content re-processing
  • Need to knows:
    • Old Content/New Content
    • Are Jumpcuts Alright with everyone?
  • OSE Youtube Plotting documentation here, and made a discord channel on this + the podcast
  • I want a good mic setup (xlr interface + condenser, etc...) pre doing that, so a no on that, but even smartphones (short of lenses/scratches+data managment) can make GREAT video, so i am good to go on that
  • ALSO
  • Dived into the "ultimate" engine/generator
  • Essentially UBI with ALL the heat recovery:
  • So that's that thought i've been fermenting on
  • ALSO
  • Was plotting Carbon Scrubbers that can be "regenerated" with no swapping, may need a wet scrubber/gas storage because it would "dump" all the stuff it captured out
    • For smells diluted outside disposal/biofilters could work too
  • Did some plotting on aesthetics of the OBI houses, especially post cabin (ie apartment complex etc)
  • Need to make a page on tool aesthetics later
  • Guessing on hours, was mre sporatic today 66, but may be less
  • I'll leave it at that


  • Today is chaotic
  • Started out learning/teaching logic gates, code, and arduino to me and a younger sibling over breakfast
  • Minecraft Code -> Minecraft Command Blocks -> Chicken Spawner Button -> added ocillator "clock", add AND gate for a switch, add a pulse delay etc...
    • Then did the good ol blink/pwm/make hz of audio arduino program
    • Still have like no componets
      • Made a sketchy pin->aligator clip->snap circuits mess (did work though, and i LOVE the concept of snap circuits (wanna os it though...) )
  • SO I am diving into code for realsies now, and hopefully can be capable in 1-3 months idk
  • Still need to learn non-autodesk cad (i was spoiled in school with "free liscenses"), an in person class may be more modivating idk
  • Was going to do networking, relitives showed up, and did the ol catch up from long lost friends/rellies navy brat routune (was good to catch up ! )
  • Then did the dev meeting
  • Then did a little discord stuff, seems to be calm rn? ~00:50UTC?
  • Did more improvements of my "about me page"
  • Now on to the "real stuff" post diner
  • Am behind on sleep and REALLY tired, so may just crash post food and move on to tomorrow


  • Starting to get sloppy due to sleepyness, so time to go (12:40 lol; adhd is one hell of a drug)
  • ANYWHO slept in VERY late, and took care of a younger sibling for the day so barely any work
  • Mainly did
    • Usual wiki work
    • Usual SMM work
  • AND some work on:
    • OSE Book Publishing
    • Nonsensical Psudo-Philosophy of Mine
    • Goofy Idea/Project - Brainstorming/Documentation
  • And i'll leave it at that (~4 hrs?)


  • WHEL, I AM LOGGIN OFF FOR THE DAY; i'll be back in 6-12 hrs
  • Reaching macro limit of my default keayboar (it can't handle the sheer efficiency + POWER lol) so need to learn Autohotkey
  • Usual wiki work
  • Usual SMM work
  • ALSO Hyping up:
    • DIY Motors Gearboxes
    • "OS Accesability/Translator/Meme Speak+Dialect/creole Decoder for ANYTHING" (ie fill in + dev all of this (will do tomorrowish) )
      • A HUGE and NEEDED deliverable
      • It is almost essential for international + multi age/ability group people (ie me being a dumb millenial vs "country hick" vs old hoh person, etc)
      • Also most tools are expensive or not floss
      • Also can include macros, no slur bots, and even word to wikipedia/reddit page/ose wiki page bots etc...
      • AWESOME project IMO but as usual need to herd ~~cats~~ devs around
      • I am trying to lol (and i heard my cat oliver irl well...)
  • ANYWHO That's about it
  • Usual 6/7 hrs idk


  • So i did mainly a PILE of networking/smm on discord etc
    • And judging by the influx of new devs' it's working?
  • That is the main thing
  • Nexus Space goofyness (was plotting using asteroids for mars strip mine blasting ~~That or fusion only acellorator based nukes~~ )
  • I started the "OS Memes" bit, kinda dumb, but lowkey (good?) propaganda for OS Philosophy
  • That's about it
  • Did a tad more than usual so guestimated 7hrs


  • Guess i'll log off for the day
  • Getting back into a good rhythm
  • Usual Pile of networking (mainly on wate oil burner, pyrolysis kiln, and on a powderized charcoal burner today)
  • Usual discord lurking/managment/networking
  • STARTED diving into PET workflows (could benefit others, but PET MUST be dry to be used)
    • I think this would be huge for OSE and PP as botttles are VERY common, yet currently unusable (short of pyrolysis, or making 3cm+ wide rope
  • Guess that's about it
  • Unsure on hours, guess i'll put it at 6 idk


  • Some personal issues are arising, may cause a bit of a gap, hard to tell
  • Anyhow ususal networking / page linking
  • CNC Mill + CNC Etchant Plot/Spray-> Rinse -> PNP -> circuit out seems like a good workflow, need to link pages around next time i dev
  • More people joining the discord, will need managment + role creation etc
  • Possible pyrolysis sme
  • Nexus space is exploding
  • That's about it, heading off to bed, should be back in 12-72-ish hrs most likely very up in the air for the next week or so


  • Got to philisopical / political, gotta fix that lol
  • ANYWHO back to work for me
  • Going to do more diesel engine gearhead-ery + nexus space stuff (mainly biopetchem) + networking/customer service
    • Whoda thunk it (pissed off people readin my shit)
    • Have a personal mess developing, may interfere of majorly boost my efforts lol (will tell more as it develops, preview:it's a complex clusterfuck of emotions, people, and m o n e y
  • So sorry if i've been erratic, unstable, nsfw, brutally honest, or ranting more than usual (can vent somewhere if y'all are intrested)
  • ANYWHO think new main "focuses" are:
  • Diesle/Cars etc as a NEEDED deliverable
  • Need for more pr
  • Concerns on us going the way of others and becoming corrupt / sketchy (thinkin long term like 20-100yrs post us, existrntial pie in the sky stuff, that IS needed though as Collapse Happens Slowly
  • plus other shitposts etc
  • may start the OSE-Podcast if intrested? not 100% "good" rn so may be dumb, but also i am thinking/ranting might as well "get it down on paper" before loosing it lol
  • ANYWHO (a book idea on that btw...) that's about it for today
  • SHould be 6hrs to 3 days until "first contact" depending on my end
  • TLDR is shit is hittin the fan, but i feel kind of ok/good
    • is this what closure/normal feels like lol
      • Been upside down so long i find right side up bad (and am now great at metaphors idk lol?)
  • "goodluck and godspeed" lol (watched history today, the new apollo 11 b roll / talking points / quotes imo with this new launch
    • over optimistic, young dumb:
      • f u l l y a u t o m a t e d - l u x u r y - q u e e r - a n a r c h o s p a c e c o m m u n i s m
    • here we come lol, gnight!


  • Alrighty, signing off for the day, i'll be back in ~8-12 hours or so (been waking up oddly early, and sleeping bad recently (lost a day in a sleep shedual and payed the consequences lol)
    • Didn't get as much done today as i hoped
  • Just had some personal stuff, so should be good tomorrow etc
  • DID do even more networkign
  • One of the discords is EXPLODING, and thus some people may trickle in? either way can probably co-develop / fork their designs (they are more...grid scale, more info later)
  • Some people may still join (read the email and/or discord and/or slack marcin please)
  • Mainly did off wiki plots on biopetrochem in gdocs (let me see if i can share them in ssettings after this, do read em have some legit chemical engineers on the team!
  • Also just misc wiki work, helpin marcin with tedious aspects of pages + subtle changes to appease my snobbery
  • ALSO was plotting checking if my local library has a 3d printer etc (now that they are re-opening (albeit slightyl too soon imo, florida man infects...) ) and help them set up a makerspace/better one if no, as often organization, not funds is key
  • Hsould be productive with more sleep (also may be starting to reach my "stretch limit" (a little TOO much networking lol)
  • I'll end on that


  • Alrighty, signing off for the day, i'll be back in ~8-12 hours or so (been waking up oddly early recently)
  • Didn't get as much done today as i hoped
  • Just had some personal stuff, so should be good tomorrow etc
  • DID do even more networkign
  • One of the discords is EXPLODING, and thus some people may trickle in? either way can probably co-develop / fork their designs (they are more...grid scale, more info later)
  • I also need to make the OSE one better, now that more people may join
  • Mainly bot choice + role creation etc
  • Started wanting to do more OS Diesel Engine + Bio-Petro Chem stuff, got sidetracked
  • Glad the knitic is starting up again! useful stuff
    • MAY be able to use a bottle to coarse thread/rope workflow, look into this
  • Got someone who was intrested in the pyrolysis kiln from PP Discord, contacting me, they may dev, or at least use it?
  • Also did more formal plotting on an OS weather station (has been in my head for a while, hence the speed lol) sensors seem to be the big unknown, sort of, many are OTS, just need modular pcb "stacks" to be [[OSE Spec ?
  • Hard to tell, but we seem to be getting on the same page/in a grove? who knows
  • MAY have saved enough for a prusa kit (max, or something cheaper idk) so that may be more clear in next week or so decision wise, may just be pushed another month etc
  • I'll end on that


  • Alrighty, signing off for the day, i'll be back in ~8-12 hours or so (been waking up oddly early recently)
  • launch was canceled, so all hype no launch today, 3 days till next window
  • Did more diesel/engine plots
  • We really should rename that page IMO (would need a good 15-30 min of link/name/doc name changing, but is do-able, even for all me
  • Then did a PILE of networking
    • Joined ANOTHER discord channel lol
  • Need to write em up on OSE later
  • Got better/messed around in OnShape more, i am not the expert, but think it is Probably better than FreeCAD
    • Only hold-up is cloud dependancy
    • Should? be fixable via OS(-ish) forking to pc or personal server, if even needed?
  • Also did misc stuff related to the discord, similar to what User:Marcin may do with small video conference related stuff, that seems random "outside of the loop"
  • IE 'USE THE DISCORD and slack (ish), and ...
  • Also a PILE of Sme's and existing marketing/networking in one discrod, may be of use
  • ANYWHO, that's about it
  • Added an extra hour or so to the guestimate of usual due to waking up earlier, so 7hrs or so


  • Alrighty, signing off for the day, i'll be back in ~9-12 hours or so
  • I live in jacksonville fl, so if the spacex launch DOES happen tomorrow (weather is questionable, entering Florida's wet season) i will see that from where i am or a short drive south
  • I did my usual discord lurking, may add more info about some of that tomorrow on to this wiki
  • Also did some more fuel + diesel engine plotting
    • Thinking up my diesel concept, may be more complex than the current plan for the simple diesel, need to plan more
  • Also plotted a bit on the Advanced Powercube Construction Set
    • Getting the diesel engine, and tanks of all the fluids to fit in this system would be optimal
      • Although bulky is always earier, especially for the first fully "in house" build
    • Also need to finalize the "standards" i think 25 cm cube external would be good, but need more opinions
  • That's about it


  • Gettin late ~00:15 local time...technically the 19th locally... so i'm about to sign off and go to bed
  • Didn't get around to meshroom today, supposedly meshroom uses a differemt tracker "CCT Tracker"
    • Should be fine in a stationary, non moving setup like 3d scanning, and not ar/vr/mr etc
  • Did a PILE of networking on discord, and on youtube/email
    • The pyrolysis person wrote back and was suprisingly anti-open source, and nationalist? Was odd, but they may reconsider. Also they had a paywall on cad so go-figure?
  • Did a little more work on that
  • Found a bottle peeler for someone on the PP Discord and made a page
    • No 3d printable version, should be quick for someone good with freecad, essentially similar to a pencil sharpener, or vegtable peeler
  • Found out about a CHEAP printer, may legit buy, as a deal for 120USD was suppoosedly a thing! Need to check burnable money
  • Still haven't got stuff for the arduino, doing some networking
  • Came up with the idea for the raspberry pi server on a discord. I'm still insure about it. I am an overbuilding, young, dumb person, but it seems odd to do FLOPS, and intense fast stuff on simple SBC's. Granted the software protocols may make up for this, also rpi 4 is quite capable! Either way it's a good low cost option, and is VERY modular, and could be even more so with FPGA's
  • Found out about the ant thing, i personally hate roe on sushi, not rich enough/intrested enough to eat caviar, but did eat ants on some mountain while camping that some local said were good (were oddly sweet do to beries, odd to eat though had to pre-squish kill, long story). Dad had an ant farm as a kid, hipster market so may be a cashcow, just a thought train i had and wrote down (like 2/3 of my stuff lol)
  • I seem to be getting in a rhythm and getting a good workflow
  • Good at stock macros, semi-accurately touch typing, discord fully networked, desk all proper, productivity seems to be going up
    • Now i just need to learn (more)code and freecad...
  • I guess i'll leave it at that
  • Also we need to get better about Orpan Pages and unclear page purposes, i try to help, but i am not the original page creator anbd thus feel i may "mess up" the basics section
  • Also USE THE SLACK / DISCORD P l e a s e
    • Checking in in real time removes confusion, and makes work more productive, most companies/dev teams do this for workdays perhaps we should to (granted no timezone role yet, so unsure on what "day" is for the most people. I think most people active on this are in the americas/carribean? Need a poll/role list to really know
  • Unsure on hours, as much of it was networking, so i guess i will do the usual 6?
  • I'll leave it at that


  • So i'm about to sign out for the day ~11:00 pm / 23:00 local time (EST), 3:12 utc (technically tomorrow too!)

also grabbed some research papers/videos

  • I also posted about this on the PP discord for use/development help
    • Would be useful for non-recyclables (thermosets), and hard to recycle plastics (PET), also tires/biomass could supplement
    • Could be sold as fuel etc making a good enterprise oppertunity, especially if fuel infrastructure in the local area is sparse
  • I also made a "pyrolysis oil" playlist on my youtube:
  • Outside of side projects, that was about it.
  • Also really starting to get a workflow that works well for me (schedualing + macros)
  • Am trying to learn to touch-type (i currently do some hellish combo of two finger pecking and touch-typing) so may gain speed
  • Also learning more on how my pc does it's macros stock
    • May delve into Autohotkey once i master the stock system
  • Side Projects:
    • Photogrammetry: Made printable trackers, may use tomorrow, if i can get a camera/lighting workflow together, don't have external flash, just spare static lights + windows, will see (also learning a lot on the photogrammetry discord)
    • WLED plotting about this, need money to burn on digital led strip and ESP32 stuff... (the discord is very active)
    • I found an old arduino (from a science fair that ended up not needing it years ago, lost it in storage, long story...) so may start up with that
      • I have no pin-wires, or sheilds/breadbords, so may do an amazon buy, looked into that today a bit
    • I think i will do the typical "hello world" and blink/pwm dim an led programs before a more "permanant" project
      • Still debating what that will be, for my favorite uses ESP32 seems better than my low capability Arduino Uno (stock ie no wifi) so unless i suddenly can make a CNC, it will most likely become a IOT button with a cheap wifi sheild, and a " "big red button" + speaker/light " module + case
        • No 3dp or welder...yet so would have to be wood, or an electric outlet box (outdoor ones) for a case
  • Alrighty, singing off


  • Signing off for the day
  • Did mainly geek-ing out on various gearhead-ery with all the diesel engine stuff marcin was plotting
  • Also did my usual lurking on various social medias and found some intresting stuff i posted
  • Also was talking with some anti-vax person on the pp-discord, during a pandemic, that was...something
  • Anyhow i need to print those markers out and have another run at Meshroom my first run a day or so ago didn't produce anything usable, so i'll need to do some fiddling around (and probably ask for help/find a youtube tutorial for the settings etc)
  • Also will check out that other os-cad


  • All over the place as usual
  • I joined a ton of related discords, so lots of NETWORKING
  • I think the main "thing" today will be me putting my pc to work on learning photogrammetry stuff


  • Goodness i'm bad at these
  • I don't know about hours, as i chaotically jump back and forth between constructive stuff, and fun nonscence, and sleep hygine MAY not be exactly great (adhd is one HELL of a drug...)
    • ANYWHO i'm going to estimate ~5hrs? Can be changed later if need be\
  • Now for the details of what i've been doing:
    • Typical Page Organization, Link Fixing etc
    • Some human web-crawling, finding relevant stuff, various ideas etc
    • Got my "proffesional" social media/netwroking more together. Now have a full on reddit, slack, discord, and some various small things, attached to this "business email"
      • Also started posting a pile of stuff on reddit, discussing ose/open source stuff/various tech/science geekery (r/3dprinting is great...)
      • Met 1 intrested person who i am trying to get through all the applying stuff, they are a farmer, so real life testing etc, they also have some plans of their own (a combine, plastic crop cover/silage bag bio-sourced replacedmets etc) but i wont steal their thunder and whatnot, also still getting them all conected
    • My various pet projects/ideas
      • Universal Burn Unit name may be bad? essentially all the burning, heating, and general fuel-fire-heat stuff in an orderly place, like a server cabinet, but larger
      • Mobile, and small makerspace plotting
      • A bit of filament drying, managment, and splicing work
      • Some software finding, not a good enough coder to do the Big work / benefit analysis and all that (...yet), but finding the potentially useful stuff gets that step done
      • Started getting VERy industrial, was looking up gas scrubbers, and towers for using ambient temp to concentrate solutions etc, and got LOST in all the CFD, and papers and aaaaaaaaaaaa, but ii did learn some stuff there
      • Intresting stuff in the rubble of "clean" coal, can be applied to charcoal and biomass easily (outside of oily-coals etc brown coal?)
        • Also india has a PILE of info on biomass, with all their rural infastructure plots
      • Main issue i am seeing is how to scale all this too
      • Did some look at cryogenic stuff, may need to see if User: Marcin dealt with this with all the funky sensors that need low kelvin temp, and all the crazyness in fusion research
        • Main small scale options seem to be thermo electric (pyramid of cells to compensate for growing inefficiency as the "stack" thickens), throttle valve (had a fancy name, someone did it for liquid nitrogen open source-ish/diy with a scuba pump, and a janky collection of stuff), turboexpansion may be possible, but turbines are complex, but perhaps with the right software, and an engineer devor thwo to throw at it?
      • In this, and in some of the burner things i ran into the issue of heat sinks/exchangers
        • We don't need industrial scale, and space isn't often a concern so aluminum or "less optimal" metals could work? I heard of people using Computer stuff, but the PRICES
        • Lot of design issues in these (all the optimization, thermal models?, etc)
        • But liquid-liquid heat exchangers, and solid/liquid->air heat exchangers are a big need (especially small "chip" size designs?
      • At unf, and some recently some people online, melee games are huge, nintendo switch consoles and whatnot, may prefer the older controllers, or custom ones, but these can be either old, cheap crap, or obscenely overpriced "pro" stuff, also economy of scale etc
        • I think this could somewhat easily be open sourced (especially non-joystick stuff, just keyswitches), milled and put together with 3d printed + sanded cases etc and be a good product
        • Not too "useful" but some people hopped on that "fidget spinner hype" in elementary schools etc and made some serious money for their print farm etc
      • Also i think marcin or someone was doing something on low level ar for assemblies
        • i am a HUGE ar/vr/mr nerd, so can help with that, know all the snob terms, current products, main lacking stuff is code+game design etc (blender can do this; has it's own game engine etc, don't know it's capability etc"), and hardware. I have a nice (plastic frame + glass lens) google cardboard, a pretty nice spartphone, and some kickstarter vr add on that adds 6dof to pc tethered pc cardboard, but is buggy, android based as of now, and is mainly for asia markets (can't read most info/ software is geo locked etc etc), and have a good pc grade laptop so i could definetly run things for testing etc
    • QUITE A WORDWALL, but i think that's about it, and i plan to post a pile of stuff, and think out loud sort of on the slack, so go there to dive into the mess/bounce ideas off me/give me some task (Sheltering in place right now and for quite a while (north florida is hit kinda bad, supply chains good (not nyc etc), but still pretty bad), so i don't have much to do so can be delegated, to what i am capable of doing
    • Also trying to learn freecad, but got a bit stuck, will try fiddlingaround more in there, once i "get" that the things i can do...
  • As always ask for clarification if need be, and you know where to contact me


  • Day whatever of shelter in place
  • Doing this tutorial first:

Getting lost in meus/UI

constrained sketched and extruded everything

If i remember correctly freecad calls extruding a sketch Padding?

All i need to do is select the centered hole and negative extrude, or use a dedicated drill function, but i can't seem to do that. Must be on my end (obiously), but i am thoroughly lost on that one


Started with some small stuff, then did some more work on the 3d print enclosure after a relevant email reply, and some tinkering in the tinkercad file (ps tinkercad is bad)

Then did some muckraking looking for the OpenRC controller files, got nothing, may be a dead end outside of their concept + guides + diagrams

Then did some fire saftey stuff

Then did some wire managment + spicing stuff

Finally Did some stuff on ink for stamps and pens etc


Ive been volunteering a local animal shelter so was busy walkin dogs and pettin cats etc so not spamming the wiki with AS much edits

Was watchin some youtube and saw 2 intresting diy/open source 3d printers one was for binder jetting, and the other seemed like an entirely new process

Made pages for both of those

Then moved on to some more electron tech stuff, been obsessing over it recently (CRTs and Vacuum Tubes etc), perhaps User:Marcin can help with their degree? not high priority but EBM is one HELL of a 3D Printing tech

Also updated/refined a half baked construction set on stuff i don't really understand

Still plotting my makerspace in a box ideas

Trying to get that 3D Printer Enclosure all put together and ready for anyone to easily make, as well as make an ose adaption perhaps + aid in the original development (sent an email to the designer for collaboration request)

Moved back to some lighting tech

Sulfur lamps are really intresting, but are underdeveloped and may go into the graveyard with thin CRTs, Mechanical PCs and other thech that is possible yet not FULLY developed due to focus on other tech, will tinkker with it some day

LEDs THOUGH, can make full on daylight at night, some require watercooling which is hilariously excessive sounding

Then went from there to watercooling

Then moved on to efficiency stuff

Finally Did some template outlines (FINALLY), outlined some ideas i had for improving these templates, and added MOAR MACROS.

I have officially used up all 5 of my laptop's macro keys...

Time to turn that yard sale keyboard into a macro keyboard, gotta grab that label maker...

Thats about it


Added some more semi-useful stuff:

A PILE of Redirects (May want to make a bot or somthing as it can get VERY tedious, even with macros and C+P)

More info on Geodesic Domes

Stuff on Cement Impregnated Fabric

Stuff on some road stuff

Some high tech agriculture stuff, I would DEFINELY reccomend the series of videos on the "Plant Factory" page, very in depth and intresting. (i THINk they posted their sources too, could be a good information mine)



Did a pile of semi-useful stuff

ADHD Hyperfocusing + Caffeine really does wonders...


hours are inprecise based off of the "Recently Changed" page, I did take occasional breaks adjusting other tabs, messing with glitchy hardware, and a dinner break, so time is only semi-accurate.

Today I:

  • Did some page organisation and increasing links/redirects
  • Added some more info on
    • Composites
    • Metallurgy
    • Cathodic Protection
    • Precious Plastic's Work
    • Other Various stuff that popped in my head, or that I rabbit holed into
    • Also suggested some bots, my coding experience is little if any, so esentiall armchair thinking (There as well as many other places lol), but these would improve efficiency, productivity, and accuracy, as well as encourage international collaboration, so they may be worth investing some time (Especially all you programmers out there)

I also don't know the limitations of what we CAN code for the wiki

  • Chrome Plugins, and Window/Linux Software, may be a way around this, but sound like even more of a mess


  • Haven't logged in forever
  • It's geting pretty late so my contributions are starting to get pretty sloppy so i'll stop now
  • Watched a bunch of videos by the youtube channel "Thought Emporiom"
  • Then I found out that that one shut down due to funding issues, so i'm still looking (although I did find out they still do hackathons etc, they jusdt don't have a space. I did contact them and will see what comes from that)
  • I made a poster design for collecting intrested people to start an OSE Club at UNF
  • I am debating doing so as it is a lot of work, and uni is rough enough as is for my ADHD self, but IT'S TEMPTING
  • Recently I have Been Attempting to instal OSE Linux on a live usb, but it has been a bit glitchy, so I'm still working on that
  • I have contacted a few people on youtube to see if they would like to collaborate so we will se what comes from that\

--Eric (talk) 5:36, 24 October 2019 (UTC)


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  • Did some research on thermal storage + made some new construction sets to go with this


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  • Watched all of the recent video uploads by Marcin
  • Watched the Dev Team Meeting

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  • Reread some old bookmarks and organized them (they were on bioluminescence, will put on a page later)


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  • Did some work on researching + documenting cellulose solvents
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  • Finished up finalizing the prepratory organizational work for the Open Source Digital Fabrication Construction Set (IE That has full pages for all the things in there (ie not just a "basics" section) ; All they need now is actual development (more planning, cad, bom, etc)


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Okay so I havent used this in a while, sorry about that. Going foreward I will try to be better about that.


  • Read others' contributions + Orginizational changes + link additions to some pages.
  • Updated all of the Open Source Digital Fabrication Construction Set to the modern page organizational standard (ps the ebm devices need work but that will hapen some other time as I am getting tired and reckless
  • Updated my long neglected log

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