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First few non-calibration prints, mostly not printer mods even
The joke is that what do you do with a 3D printer other than print your next printer mod. Or calibration prints. Either way, the entire purpose behind buying a 3D printer was because I'd be a lot more free with printing organizers and stuff, especially rando models on sites like Prusaprinters or…

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Ended up buying an Ender
The part that most people hear when they hear the phrase "3D Printer" is the "3D" part. What you really need to hear is the "Printer" part. As in "I just purchased a printer and, instead of a solid-state unmoving device like my LCD screen, now it has to go through a mechanical process to produce…

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Step 5: In which I get software working but run out of RAM
Goal : Get a working CircuitPython light staff An image from the inaugural photo shoot with the light staff: I'd mostly ignored the CircuitPython implementation of this for a while, in favor of the ATMega328 version. My ATMega328 version does a wide variety of interesting effects and 144 pixels is…

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Step 4: Actually building out some hardware
Goal : Get a lightpainting staff that I can hold There's a perfectly good tutorial on the Adafruit site about how they want to build a light painting stick, but I don't feel like it necessarily represents my needs. I tend to want to wiggle my strips side-to-side and so I tend to want to grab it…

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AP22815/AP22615/et al USB-friendly load switches from Diodes Inc.
tl;dr: These are two load switches in a series of similar SOT-23-5/SOT-23-6 load switches that make it really easy to get power safely from a USB port. One of the important rules about getting power to a device from USB is that you need to make sure that your USB device doesn't try to back-power the…