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November 29, 2018

November 10, 2018

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October 7, 2018

  • pushed some tweaks to github on torch table idea

September 26, 2018

September 8, 2018

September 7, 2018

  • looking at options for high torque steppers
    • found this one oriental motor
    • needs 24V 1.5A
    • I dont think polulu outputs enough to run two steppers on the same driver for the same axis like prusa
    • AutoDriver says can handle 3A but not sure how to integrate with arduino control etc

September 1, 2018

  • did some work on Torch Table pet project github
  • changed my openscad render color to Sunset, and text color to Tomorrow Night


August 23, 2018

  • tried out screen capture software on ose linux
  • made a video using deepnest Nesting Software

Watch how to - deepnest from dorkmo on


August 3, 2018

  • Might use this CSV to WikiTable converter in the future to move google sheets directly to the wiki
  • had some ideas for a torch table, started an idea page User:Dorkmo/Ideas/TorchTable

July 29, 2018

  • drew a sketchup microtrac idea for practice, then recreated parts in freecad for practice

July 26, 2018

  • trying to swap out hydraulic motor in microtrac freecad file. File:430260W3131AAAAA.FCStd
    • i was able to import the file and haphazardly move it to the general area where it belongs.
    • in sketchup i would typically draw some guidelines to find the center of the cricle, then snap the center of the motor to the guide lines in the Z, then the Y. Then grab the face of the motor and snap it to the face of the mount.
  • need to learn how to move objects efficiently in freecad
    • is there a way to place the face of one object against the face of another?
    • is there a way to align the centers of two parts' shapes?
  • going to do a test cube Developer Test
  • can you teach an old dog new tricks?

July 22, 2018

  • Got OSE Linux to boot up on my laptop
    • The laptop i have has an intel integrated graphics chip and also an nvidia chip
    • In the bios i had to select "disable" for the option "3D Graphic Acceleration"
    • I'm not sure if thats related to the intel or nvidia.

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July 21, 2018

  • tweaked the BOM for MicroTrac Controller v18.02
    • Think im going to abandon the Lithium battery option for the remote control
      • Too expensive, extra work, and only ground shipping.
    • Just going to use a 6 cell AA holder with a panel mount plug for swapping
      • could use 2 panel mounts wired in parallel and it'd be hot swappable

July 10, 2018

  • Attempted to put OSE Linux on a usb stick.
    • Used Rufus on Windows 10
    • When after selecting to boot from USB i get the Ubuntu logo
    • After a few seconds the loading dots freeze and nothing happens
    • Will try booting from a different computer soon.

June 19, 2018

June 9 ,2018

  • Started measuring parts for LiPo charger case LiPo_Charger_USB_v18.02#Case
  • Need to solder up and check to see if it'll work
    • might use ethernet wire for the USB digital signal wires because of tiny holes on PCB
  • Made contact with someone who was working on their own fork of the Circle Knitic

June 3, 2018

  • Learning how to use GitHub a little better.
    • Downloaded the desktop software.
      • Cloned to desktop. Opened File Folder. Opened File, made changes. Then sent changes back to cloud.

May 27, 2018

May 24, 2018

Hello to the new wiki!

May 20, 2018

  • went through measurements in CircularKnitic_Parametric to create diagram of needle location in relation to key parts of structure
  • going to use diagram to distill new variables of relationships between needle and strcuture. then use for parametric needle variables in OSE_CircularKnitic_v18.03

May 3, 2018


April 23, 2018

  • just found OpenScad's MCAD,
    • looks like you can make gears quick and easy? need to test it out.
  • could be handy for circularknitic

April 22, 2018


Mar 28, 2018

Freezer to Refrigerator Conversion

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wired up a test box. having trouble triggering relay. probably not enough signal voltage from microcontroller. need to test output from arduino MKR1000 further. I think i might need a diode with the resistor?

got everything to fit inside a 4x4x2 conduit box. used stepped drill bit to cut holes. then tied knot in wire to keep it from pulling out.

Mar 24, 2018

Added wiring harness for fridge conversion. Tweaked BOM.

Freezer to Refrigerator Conversion

Populated Open Hardware Business Models

Mar 3,2018


Feb 11, 2018


Feb 10, 2018

Signed up for Prepping new based BOM for Freezer to Refrigerator Conversion.

Feb 3, 2018

Starting a parametric version of CircularKnitic bc i'd like to make a larger format version CircularKnitic Parametric

January 2018

Started MicroTrac Controller v18.02 and LiPo Charger USB v18.02