Stratux Case for RY836AI

Stratux is a project to provide ADS-B data to ‘electronic flight bag’ apps. It can receive “next gen” transponder information, as well as weather and advisories from ground stations. A GPS module provides location, and gyros, accelerometers, magnetometers, and pressure transducers can even provide limited attitude and heading reference (AHRS) I took some time to […]

3D Printed Port Cover

Since the MP2x00 did not come with an internal modem (and one was never sold), each MessagePad came installed with a little plastic cover that fills the space where the RJ-11 jack would be. This is the same cover where apple would place a “2100” sticker indicating that a MP2000 was upgraded to a 2100. […]

Alternate UART for Sailfish

UART0, otherwise known as the Mightyboard’s primary serial port, is connected to the USB hardware and used for communicating with Replicator G. Both RevE and RevG Mightyboards have an unpopulated header that contains for the 2nd serial port, UART1. Normally unused on modern hardware, this second serial port was originally used for the RS485 chain […]

Experimental Replacement for FlashAir Web User Interface

This is an experimental replacement for the FlashAir user interface. I use on my v2 card. I’m not if it’ll work with a v1 card, but it should. This replacement UI for the FlashAir gives you a few more features on the web interface: Delete files from file list File upload progress Verify file size […]

Dropzone for FlashAir Uploads

I recently acquired Dropzone in as part of a discount software bundle. It essentially an enhanced “droplet” app that allows you to take action on files that you drag and drop to an icon. I liked that it has a scriptable API in Ruby, and thought it might be a nice way to upload .X3G […]

$32 Network Print Server for Makerbot

Information on taking a LPC1768 and turning into a print server for the Makerbot. Use a Toshiba FlashAir to load your X3G file to the SD card, then use this to send the build command and start the print. The Mini-DK2 development board is $32 on eBay, or for $8 more you can have one […]

Hi-flex Cable Upgrade for Rep 2/2X X-Axis Harness

Upgrading the X-axis wiring harness to a “continuous flex” rated cable.

Sailfish P-Stop for Replicator 2/2X

If you’re interested in a P-stop (Pause/Stop) for your Replicator 2 or 2X, click read more for the details.

Toshiba FlashAir WiFi-Enabled SD Card

On the Makerbot Operator’s Group there was a discussion on network control of the Makerbot. A few options were discussed, including the EyeFi and the Toshiba FlashAir. I decided to buy a FlashAir and see if I could get it to work. The ability to both download from and upload to the card is listed […]