Projects

I am a practicing engineer; every day I work on amazing projects and products. Some of the projects I work on get released and while others get shelved and buried in an archival closet (I estimate that only half the projects I work on ever make it to release). Here, I share some of the projects I've worked on, mostly personal (commercial projects typically take years to complete and their inner workings are top secret).

I will NEVER share any details about an unreleased commercial project or describe the workings or design of a released commercial project that could not be learned by taking it apart and making basic observations.


How to Train your 3D Printer

How To Train Your 3D Printer (Series Introduction)
FDM 3D printers are very accessible. Diving deep into their architecture helps you become a better mechatronics engineer.
Disassemble Your 3D Printer
To check the quality of a 3D printer, the critical basic components need to be disassembled and isolated for inspection.
Tools to Inspect your 3D Printer’s Parts
To inspect the quality of our printer’s parts, we will need a few tools.
Inspecting your 3D Printer’s Parts
Inspecting our 3D Printer’s parts helps us understand the fundamental limits of our printer’s accuracy.
Assembling your 3D Printer
Taking the time to precisely assemble your 3D printer will dramatically improve part quality.

Adventures in CNC Milling

I do personal projects on my MR1 vertical milling machine. Join me on my adventures using this amazing tool and learn something in the process!

Machining a Weight Block
This is a free trial article. I needed matched 6061 aluminum and PLA weight blocks for an article.
How I Ruined a $55 End Mill (Embracing Failure)
Learn about how I ruined a $55 end mill, embraced failure, and hopefully never repeat my mistake yourself.
Machining a Fidget Spinner
It would seem that machining a metal fidget spinner should be a simple mundane task, but in reality it’s anything but.