Paul Bristow

Paul Bristow

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I became a PTL member because I am interested in 3D Printing and other geeky things - usually with Arduinos as it's quick and I don't have much time. I don't know what I would print with a 3D printer yet, but I would like to try, and I would like to try with other people who come at these things from different angles.

I like making LEDs blink, and ideally using sensors to make things move or make noise. I have done a few projects since joining PTL, and have plenty more in the pipeline (note to self: must learn to weld).

The first project was a twitter light. An ambient coloured LED that responds to twitter messages.

The next one was a programmable musical instrument built from totally open source hardware

A next project is my 3D Printer. I chose the Shapercube as it uses an arduino controller like the reprap, but is made of very solid aluminum walls - looking a bit like a chunky metal makerbot. After about 5 solid days of work, or 1 year of real time (I do seem to be quite busy) it is alive. Test prints start this week.

In an ideal world I would build a very cool MIDI laser harp in the next few months :-) Update: January 2011: I have started on lasterharp#1 you can see progress at Update April 2012. It looks much the same :-(

Another project is a scrolling LED matrix display, like you see on the TPG buses.

  • Dremel 300
  • Dremel Trio
  • Dremel routing table
  • Dremel vertical stand
  • Soldering iron
  • Multimeter
  • DSO Nano oscilliscope
  • Hacksaw
  • Jigsaw
  • Drill
  • Woodworking tools
  • IR non-contact thermometer
  • Glue gun (everyone in the world needs a glue gun)
  • 3D Printer (Shapercube 2.0)
  • Umpteen electronic musical instruments and a small music studio
  • Multi-axis CNC Controller - in the Lab :-)
  • Laser Cutter - in the Lab - rework of the electronics under way :-)
  • Aluminium anodysing kit
  • PCB Fabrication Plant - will get the toolchain working so the CNC can do this
  • Thermal camera - working on it slowly
  • Drill stand - in the Lab :-)
  • Accurate way to cut and drill metal - in the Lab :-)
  • Welding kit - in the Lab :-)
  • Lathe for wood and metal - in the Lab :-)
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