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Daniel Kvitko
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IT professional trying to balance family, kids, church and work.
IT professional trying to balance family, kids, church and work.

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I'm continuing to experiment with my new Hobby King Fabrikator Mini 3D Printer (aka TinyBoy http://www.tinyboy.net/). The first attempt failed as it seems that the stepper motors are running too hot. Adding some cooling did help and the second pawn printed well. I'm pleased with the results. I've started my 3rd print to see the tolerances when printing something like a ball bearing.

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__82022__Fabrikator_Mini_3D_Printer_V1_5_Transparent_US_110V.html
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Just to disconnect from the realities of my daily life I decided to work on my lathe for a little and made myself a little tool for hand drilling. I've only made a handful of useless objects on the lathe and consider this a learning experience.
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10/27/15
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For those who use the web extensively for both work and pleasure on a computer please check out the uBlock Origin extension for Google Chrome. The results are so dramatic that I'm posting a simple test of my page loads for cnn.com. uBlock Origin blocks half of the garbage data that is intended to provide advertising and collect analytics from your visit. The result is that the page loads twice as fast and downloads half the data. This is great for you as the user but bad for the advertisers. I'm sure they will catch on soon but for now enjoy some speeding browsing. 
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I don't get to use my lathe much but when I do it is usually to solve a problem. This time I needed a hose adapter to fit my custom made CO2 laser air-assist nozzle that I made a few months ago.
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10/14/15
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You've heard of SpaceX Falcon 9 boosters trying to land on a platform on the ocean. Here is a 8-bit simulator which just demonstrates how hard it is to do this: https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/76866912/

After 5 minutes of trying I was able to land once. 
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So I'm the proud owner of one of those cheap Chinese 40W CO2 lasers. It passed the paper test plus some other acrylic test cuts. I hope to post an update next time I make something useful.
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5/29/15
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Not much of an achievement but must note my first bike ride this year.

Daniel Kvitko was out cycling. He tracked 10.02 mi in 43m:33s.

http://app.endomondo.com/workouts/498908756/5308969
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