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Welcome to my blog. I document my personal projects and commissions here. I hope you enjoy the site!

Paused Project: 3D Printed Solar Tracking Robot

Paused Project: 3D Printed Solar Tracking Robot

For many Makers there’s projects that complete, but some just stall - and that’s okay

Simpler projects tend to go more smoothly- when you’re publishing on a schedule, you really do need a plan and a clear path forward. Some of my projects are like that, and some are explorations. In the months to come I’ll share completed projects, but I think it’s good to share a story here of a project that stalled. It’s not failed, but there are challenges to tackle that I’ll get to.

The project is fairly straightforward - I want to build a small, lightweight, and cheap 2-axis solar tracker. Years ago I made a large, rugged one- but it was still expensive. I wanted to make a smaller one to use on a small campsite, and something easy enough to print and modify.

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This one aims to be simpler, but the hardware hasn’t been my challenge. It’s been the software. Luckily, it’s based on CircuitPython, which is rapidly evolving and improving. I plan to return to this project over the winter since it looks like CP has stabilized and grown to the point where I can develop a longer term project on it. What would you like to see? Leave a comment below and I’d love to get your feedback.



Journal Entry - The Filaments and Resins I'm working with

Journal Entry - The Filaments and Resins I'm working with

Long Range Wireless Remote Control

Long Range Wireless Remote Control