I wanted to try and make my own transistors and diodes, and see what I could make with things you can find in your house. So I purchased some reject wafers / tests on ebay cheep. (close to 20 lbs worth :D )
So a few days ago I was in my lab as always…
when I start hearing this pop pop pop pop sound…
I didn’t know what It was till today…
I have successfully made my own transistor using a piece of germanium, some copper wire and my 3doodler.
I love my 3Doodler. It is a tool I can not live without. So today when it started to jam and not pull in filament properly I took it apart to see what was going on.
Yup it was jammed with ABS dust.
Then I noticed the fan…
So I am trying to debug my prusa i2 after having been rebuilt with a ton of new parts. I keep getting these messed up prints where the vertical shells don’t bond or have a gap between them along with a gap between the vertical shells and the infill.
Got this neat system cheep.
Crazy huge barn fire near my house at Wakeman Road and Vanderberg Drive in Fairport NY
I noticed something wasn’t right with this light when it failed so I opened it up.
Electronics totally burned up
Inside plastic is burned.
The irony is the burn almost went though the UL label
inside plastic is covered with burn marks
The CFL it self is melted! This had to get quite hot to do that!
The other side of the electronics.
Caution do this at your own risk. I blew mine out so you don’t have to!
That said. Here is how I got my block erupter overclocked to 56o MHz briefly before it died.