Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Weekly Wednesday Update #19

Goal Update
Due to a lot of travel, this week has been really light. I guess the good news is I ran in 3 different states over the past 7 days, along with playing a round of golf with my best friends. Not mad about it; sometimes you just need to take a break.

Weekly update
Miles Swam: 0 [2.89]
Miles Run: 29.53 [415.07]
Tacos Ate: 14 [366]
Miles Biked: 11.59 [888.55]

Things I worked on

Traveling makes it difficult to get much work done, and I will be heading out for a much needed 10 day vacation in Arizona with the family starting Friday. Not much work will get done, but hopefully I can finalize some designs and get some much needed documentation completed.
For fun, here are a few teasers for future projects…

Favorite Podcasts of the Week

Author of Nice Guys Finish First, Doug Sandler shares some of his expertise on making connections, building relationships, and strengthening bonds with people. To be honest, I tried some of his suggestions out and they worked right away!
Always fun to listen to the host of another podcast you listen to talk on a podcast other than his/her own. Dave Asprey is the host and founder of Bulletproof radio/diet. Very interesting information on some of the most recent bio hacks he has been testing out and how to get peak performance.

Favorite Quote(s) of the Week

"Step out of the boat." - Chioma Isiadinso

"In order to fly, you've got to get rid of the shit that holds you down" - Cory Booker

Random of the Week

Now that I have a little more time to work on the things I love, (and as a present to myself for completing the PE exam) I purchased a new controller board and 3D printer extruder to build my upgraded 3D printer. After a lot of research, I purchased a Smoothieboard 5x from Openbuilds as this controller has a 32-bit processor, a lot of IO and features, a huge community of users, great documentation, and can be used for 3D printing, laser cutting, or CNCs. For a 3D printer extruder, I purchased the new E3D Titan Aero Extruder, which may not be much of an upgrade from the v6, but it is much more compact and looks great.

After spending some money on these things, I should really focus on getting the design done and start cutting out the pieces for this printer/laser engraver/cutter. My plan is to use a CNC machine to build a 3D printer; something that you don’t really see (there are many 3D printed CNC machines or 3D printers). Looking forward to building this machine and sharing the progress with you guys!

What are you working on this week?

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1 comment:

  1. Well this week I have been lending a hand to our local Brewer, he has purchased his own building and is in the process of building a upgraded taphouse. This week has been demolition of the inside, it is an old brick building from the turn of the 19th century. Pulling out some interesting stuff that waqs used during construction way back, you know its old when you are pulling out square nails.....