Archives for: "May 2020"

Elevator kit

by brae  

I bought a STEM elevator kit from amazon expecting it to be low quality (I paid less than $6 for it). It is cheap, but it was a good learning device for gears and motors. There are no English instructions, and the photos are very small. You can get a… more »

Garage door - part 4

by brae  

Continuing work on the garage door. I backtracked a bit here. After removing the center 3D printed hinges, I decided that I really needed five hinges across instead of three for better stability. I would need to add styrene under the additional hinge… more »

Garage door - part 3

by brae  

Continuing work on the garage door. I primed the backs of the panels flat black and then sprayed with Model Master Metalizer Lacquer in Aluminum Plate. The initial finish is light matte silver. More on this later.... On the front, I added some burnt… more »

Garage door - part 2

by brae  

Continuing work on the garage door. On the backside, I found the 3D printed hinges to be rather delicate. During the first dry fit, I popped one off completely (luckily, I had a replacement panel), but I split another one while fitting the screws. I'm… more »