Archive for March, 2013

Buried Treasure 3/29/2013

Buries Treasure 3/29/2013

A picture of my finds from the yard yesterday. A clad dime, a nut cracker which we have never owned, various other junk iron and an Christmas light base. All found using a Fisher F5 and Garrett Pro Pinpointer metal detectors.


Garrett Pro Pinpointer

Garrett Pro Pinpointer

In addition to the Fisher F5, I also purchased a Garrett Pro Pinpointer. The pinpointer is used once you dig a hole to help locate the coin or artifact quite a bit faster.

Metal Detecting

Metal Detecting

Found another hobby to get into, or get into again would be more precise. My kids bought me a metal detector for Father’s Day about 10 years ago. I decided to upgrade to a new Fisher F5. I plan to use it to search for old coins at local parks, on the beach this summer and on a couple farms in western PA. We found an old pen knife and a piece of cast iron gas pipe with the old detector.

First Print

First Print

Printing the Yoda Bust.

First Lulzbot TK-0 Print

First Lulzbot TK-0 Print

For some reason the printer shut off after printing about 90% of Yoda’s head.

Lulzbot TK-0 Pictures

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Lulzbot TK-0

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Rumba board fit into the TK-0 board that was designed for the Rambo board

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TK-0 showing the Y-Carriage and bearings


Lulzbot TK-0 X-Carriage Bearing placement

Lulzbot TK-0 X-Carriage Bearing placement

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Lulzbot TK-0 X-Carriage Dual 30 Amp power supplies, 1 for the 20 amp 300×300 mm silicone bed heater and 1 for the Rumba board

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TK-0 Showing the 3/8 by 12 ACME threaded Z axis

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TK-0 with Wades extruder

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TK-0 Stepper z Axis stepper motor connection