Posts by Kurt Euler

Hydroponics phase 2 completed

I recently concluded a couple upgrades to the hydroponics rig. Improvements 1) Conversion from constant-flow to fill-and-drain I read various internet post about some of the benefits of fill-and-drain design over the constant-flow design. Each has its merits, but I like the idea of servicing drained planters, and managing the nutrient liquid when all liquid is…

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A design for offset bicycle pedals

From the Rube Goldberg department… I recently wondered if a bicycle could be designed such that its pedals spent most of their time forward of their bearing, on the “power-stroke” side of the cycle.  Apart from any real or imagined utility of such a configuration, I thought it would be an interesting challenge to design the mechanics…

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Hydroponics status update…

 About 1/2 way through the development of a A-Frame hydroponics system. For this project, I’m using Fusion 360 primarily for as-built documentation.              

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A shout-out for Autodesk’s user forums and “IdeaStation”

Well, I’ve been offline for a while, tinkering, but thought I’d slip in a quick post in praise of the exemplary Fusion 360 user forums maintained in Autodesk’s Web site. I’m still an F360 newbie, but already my experience of the forums’ usefulness has vastly exceeded my expectations. I’ve found that within a day or two of…

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Some 3D Printing Highlights from the 2016 Bay Area Maker Faire

This post briefly highlights what I thought were the most interesting products and events related to 3D printing at the May 2016 Bay Area Maker Faire. The faire had its usual wide variety of projects, products, and services from various vendors and exhibitors. As is usual at maker faires, majority of attractions had to do with…

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More about the CAD to Gadget blog and Web site…

For this inaugural post, I’d like to first thank you all for visiting this blog and Web site. I hope you find it useful over time, and I encourage (even ask) you to contribute to blog conversations. My intention is for this blog to host discussions on a range of topics on CAD and 3D…

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Welcome!

Hi all. See you at the Maker Faire this weekend. Stay tuned for cool stuff on this Web site. (Excuse it’s present early state.) -Kurt

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