Vasago

Member Since: October 22, 2007

Country: United States

Profile

Role

Designer/Programmer

Organizations

Mil-Stak, Inc.

Programming Languages

C/C++ Visual Basic Java PLC Programming Pascal TI Basic G Code HTML (not really a programming language but…)

Universities

University of Idaho

Expertise

Industrial Design 3D Modeling 2D Drafting Agricultural Equipment Computerization CNC Machinist Hydraulics

Interests

R/C Airplanes R/C Helicopters Robotics Industrial Automation 3D Modeling

Websites

www.milstak.com

  • News - Makerbot | about 2 years ago

    Yep, they can! There are a bunch of people that have created their own custom enclosures on thingiverse.com.

  • News - Makerbot | about 2 years ago

    Don’t let the wood frame scare you off. It’s actually pretty solid and it works very well! It’s rigid enough to get the job done.

  • News - Makerbot | about 2 years ago

    Thanks! My wife loves to dive as well so she keeps an eye on me and makes sure I stay safe :)

    On another note that might be of interest to other SparkFunners, I also designed and printed out parts for a quad rotor helicopter using my Makerbot. I haven’t posted it to Thingiverse yet but other people have posted their quad on there.

  • News - Makerbot | about 2 years ago

    Once you get it up and running, check out the Hollow Calibration Pyramid I designed: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:8757

    If your Thing-O-Matic is calibrated properly, you should get a nice, clean print!

    Good luck!

  • News - Makerbot | about 2 years ago

    I bought a Makerbot in March and I’m very happy with it. It’s a lot of fun to design something and have it printed out of ABS plastic right before your eyes!

    I created a mount for a GoPro video camera that allows me to attach the GoPro to my scuba diving mask. Now I can get first person video of all my scuba diving adventures!

    My Thingiverse.com profile is located here: http://www.thingiverse.com/3dprinterbot

    I’d highly recommend getting a Makerbot!

  • News - Your December Caption Con… | about 2 years ago

    “Daddy, where does milk come from? Well son, let me show you!”

  • News - Learn to Solder | about 3 years ago

    Not to be off topic but…nice Flash3D hanging on the wall. I have an original Flash3D as well as one I scratch built. It’s one of the best flying planes I have!

  • Product TOL-09625 | about 4 years ago

    lol, yeah, that’s what I’m saying. It’s a large piece of double sided tape that covers the entire back cover except where the battery is located. It works just fine as long as you don’t want to (easily) open the case up again.

  • Product SWG-09790 | about 4 years ago

    NICE! I just ordered mine! I love SparkFun!

  • Product TOL-09625 | about 4 years ago

    If battery life is a concern of yours, you can always plug it into a USB port of your computer for unlimited usage.
    There is a very small amount of assembly required which basically amounts to plugging in the battery, stuffing it in the back of the scope and then using the included double sided tape to adhere the aluminum plate to the back of the scope. Once you’ve done that, plug in the probes, power it up, and you’re ready to go.
    The user interface leaves a little bit to be desired but once you get used to it, it’s really not that bad. As an earlier post mentioned, 3rd party software is available which tweaks the UI a bit. I haven’t tried it yet but I plan on doing so in the near future.
    All things considered, I am very pleased with the scope and given the choice again, for $100 I would definitely purchase it again. Now that I have it, I’m not quite sure how I managed the last 10+ years of microcontroller programming and hobby robotics without a scope!

No public wish lists :(