Category: Featured projects

Show & Tell! 08.Oct 2020

This week’s show and tell will be all about Mechanical keyboards. I explain how they function and take apart a keyboard to show you how it works! It starts at 14:30 and goes for an hour. Zoom Meeting ID: 788 751 7568 Password: 244979 https://concordia-ca.zoom.us/j/7887517568?pwd=Z3BPVXYvWENzdEJoaWNLMnJnaUZnUT09

Why mechanical switches

The world is divided into two, those who use a mechanical keyboard and those who don’t. A mechanical keyboard is not just a more expensive option for geeks. It is a unique typing experience that can be tailored to different needs. Whether you want to type quietly in a library or loud enough to wake…
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Why Mechanical keyboards

The main difference between mechanical and a prebuilt keyboard that comes with your computer is probably the switches. These switches are made of several moving parts when you press the key, the two metal contacts connect, registering your keypress to the keyboard’s circuitry. the circuitry is called a PCB (printed circuit board) PCBs are used…
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DIY DoorCam – Raspberry Pi

For those who saw the “Ring Video Doorbell” and didn’t want Amazon tracking your coming-and-going, your neighbors coming-and-going, etc, You can set up a system like this yourself. The fastest and easiest setup involves flashing an SD card with a special “img” file, plugging everything in (the camera, the SD card, the raspberry pi) and…
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PLA Recycling

As most sandbox users know, the sole kind of plastic used by our space is PLA (Polylactic Acid). One of the interesting facets of PLA is that even once you’ve made it into something, you can grind it up and re-melt it down into something else. I recently bought a filament recycler from redtec to…
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Velociraptor Skull

  Sandbox user Chirag Patel worked very hard to get this complex, multi-part print completed. He chose this velociraptor model from thingiverse.com, which you can see here, in part because its complexity would push his 3D printing skills further. The final results look great, and it really showcases how multi-part prints can come together into…
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3D Hologram Pyramid

Sandbox assistant Ariana Hipsagh and Sandbox regular Rebecca Rogers worked on building this hologram pyramid. If you are curious about how this works, the instructions and a brief explanation can be found here.

What Comes Next

Sandbox Assistant and Educational Technology student Charlotte Rollert created a series of interactive video paintings. As the viewer enters the space, the speed of the video changes. The installation was created using bash, Python, Raspberry Pi and a motion sensor. Check out a video here.

Challenging Puzzle

Artist and 3D modeler Feliz Tupe created this beautiful and challenging puzzle using Blender and our 3D printers. What an awesome gift!

3D Printed Jewelry

  Sandbox assistant Charlotte Rollert has been making stackable toys and 3D printed jewelry and coating them with food grade epoxy resin. Find out more about the material she uses here. It is available at Deserres now too!