Hobbies

My 3D Junque Factory

I have taken a serious look at hobbyist level 3D printing. Two kinds of hobbyists. The ones tinkering with the hardware and software (firmware) still stuck in the RepRap phase (and loving it!) – building a “better” machine that can build itself. The other hobbyist is the plastic Junque maker (like me) printing tons of plastic on Chinese made hardware.  No US manufacturer of 3D printers can really compete (in price) in the base hobbyist...

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Just Ask

Before it is too late… I just read one of those “paid by the column-inch” web articles that proliferate the internet. I linked the column-inch term as many readers (the one or two) of this blog may not be familiar with the term. The articles are usually very trivial as the author is getting paid by the inch to fill the space available. Here is the core of that story. Time changes peoples views and...

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AWS Cloud

I didn’t mention in the previous post the new KautzCraft LASER website is installed on its own virtual server in the Amazon Web Service (AWS) cloud. Of course its actual location is irrelevant and only of interest to me. One of my many hobby interests is building web sites. Because I can.  The easiest way to deploy a web site is through the use of a website provider. I presently use Mochahost. GoDaddy is another well...

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The Cutting Light

Working my way into a new creative hobby. I am a sucker for anything high technology. So LASER engraving and cutting is right in my “wanna do” bucket list. I considered personal LASER machines many years ago. There were two big problems. First was the high cost and the second was finding some really good excuse for needing one as a hobbyist. The hardware vendors back then were only interested in selling the high cost...

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